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BetaShares’ top HACK for thematic investing

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Earlier this month Symantec Corp., possibly the best-known name in cybersecurity, completed the sale of its Enterprise cybersecurity business, and the rights to the Symantec name, to Broadcom Inc. Symantec Corp., which makes Norton Antivirus, kept its consumer business but has rebranded as part of the deal,

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Lucky 8? 8 reasons to consider investing in Asian technology companies

Lucky 8? 8 reasons to consider investing in Asian technology companies

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Technology companies continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (i.e. driven by technology) is dramatically changing the way we live. People familiar with the US-based Nasdaq 100 Index will no doubt be aware of the phenomenal growth the technology sector has seen since the Global Financial Crisis,

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The Rise of the Robot: How Robotics are changing the face of the labour force

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We are becoming more accustomed to the presence of robots in our daily lives, whether that be through automated vacuums or the involvement of robots in completing our online shopping purchases – robots are moving to the mainstream. However, have you thought about how they are shaping the way we work?

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Market Trends: September 2019

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Key Market Trends – trade tensions return
August saw a return to ‘risk-off’ sentiment in global markets, reflecting a resumption in US-China trade tensions, growing signs that these tensions are impacting on global growth (especially in Asia and Europe) and related fears associated with the renewed inversion of the US yield curve.

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What the Queen of the Internet’s latest report means for tech investors

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Every year in June, a report is published that is essential reading for anyone interested in investing in the tech sector. Written by the woman dubbed the ‘Queen of the Internet’, Bond Capital founder Mary Meeker, the Internet Trends Report has become the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley due to its ability to recognise the most important statistics and technology trends in the interconnected world of today.

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Market Trends: August 2019

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Key Market Trends – bonds still driving equities
There were more modest moves in global financial markets over July, with earlier aggressive expectations of US Federal Reserve interest rate cuts tempered somewhat by signalling from the Fed. US-China trade tensions also continued to linger while markets braced for the Q2 US earnings reporting season.

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Market trends: July 2019

Market Trends: July 2019

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Key Market Trends – bond-driven equity rally
May’s US-China trade fears gave way to central bank easing hopes in June, with a further decline in bond yields helping power a rebound in global equity markets.  New dovish signals from the US Federal Reserve saw the $US weaken while the $A firmed –

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ASIA: Behind the Ticker – You’ve heard of DJ’s, but what about JD.com?

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JD.com aka Jingdong could be the biggest company you’ve never heard of.
The company started as a small bricks and mortar store in Bejing in 1998 and moved online in 2004. It now provides over 314 million active customers in China with direct access to an unrivalled range of authentic high-quality products,

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Global Robotics

Global Robotics: potential value opportunities following the market pull back

As a high growth sector with strong exposure to Asian markets, it’s no surprise that global robotics companies suffered a setback with the downturn in global equity markets in 2018.  That said, given the strong longer-term outlook for robotics remains generally undiminished, the recent pull back in prices has improved valuations and may provide investors an entry point into this attractive investment theme.*
Market pull back drags down robots
Along with the downturn in global markets and Asian sharemarkets in particular,

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