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A deep dive into the BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASIA)

Will China kill its golden geese? A deep dive into the BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASIA)

The Asian technology sector has suffered a pullback in recent months, even as global equity markets – and the global tech sector in particular – have continued to power ahead. This suggests the pullback largely reflects regional factors – namely the tightening of regulatory scrutiny by Chinese authorities of its major technology companies.

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The naked truth – returns stripped back

The naked truth – returns stripped back

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Looking at headline returns is a great way to quickly ascertain how much your portfolio has increased or decreased in a certain timeframe, but it tells us little in terms of how much risk has been attached to the investment, and how much of the return can be explained by movement in the wider market.

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Time to top up on Tech?

Time to top up on Tech?

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If you have looked at recent financial headlines, there’s a high chance the rotation of assets into value exposures has been mentioned. This has largely been a result of a plethora of positive vaccine rollout updates, the reopening of the global economy and expectations of rising inflation.

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Making cybercrime pay: the growth opportunity in cybersecurity

Making cybercrime pay: the growth opportunity in cybersecurity

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Companies today rely increasingly on digital technologies to conduct their business and engage with customers, business partners and employees. In a digitally connected world, cybercrime presents ongoing risks and threats to companies operating in all industries.
As exposure to, and reliance on network systems,

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Where is the money going? May 2021 update

Where is the money going? (May 2021 update)

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Last year, we looked at some interesting data for total ASX ETF net flows across asset classes. In case you missed it, you can see the post here.
Given the positive feedback we received on the article, we thought we would provide an update on the top asset class flows of 2021 so far.

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Cloud computing

[Infographic] The explosive growth potential of cloud computing

The next global tech revolution?
The adoption of the cloud is arguably one of the most significant business transformations we have seen since the early days of the world wide web.
Given ongoing growth in online activity, and the sizable share of the world’s digital data and software applications still maintained outside of the cloud,

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Apple v apples

Value or growth? Why not both

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In the vast universe of investment approaches, perhaps the largest divide is between growth investors and value investors.
Growth investors are willing to pay a premium for earnings, sales or revenue growth, while value investors target companies, sectors or even regions that they believe are being undervalued by the market based on their fundamental value,

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Making an impact with thematic investing: the catastrophe and opportunity of climate change

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Last week I read an interesting piece by someone who clearly is not a fan of thematic investing.
He demonstrated the dangers of jumping on the ‘next big thing’, pointing out, for example, the risks faced by early investors in the automobile industry.

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