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The Australian Technology Sector (ASX: ATEC) : A home grown growth opportunity

The Australian Technology Sector (ASX: ATEC) : A home grown growth opportunity

Although the technology sector retains a relatively small weight within the local share market by global standards,  it nonetheless has the potential to offer attractive long-term growth opportunities for investors.  In this regard, a convenient and diversified way to tap into this potential is via the recently launched BetaShares S&P/ASX Australian Technology ETF (ASX: ATEC).

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GGOV: Defending your portfolio with global government bonds

GGOV: Defending your portfolio with global government bonds

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Despite the current upbeat mood in global equity markets, the outlook still includes significant downside risks. For investors seeking some portfolio diversification and defence in view of these risks, one potentially attractive option is high-quality, long-dated sovereign bonds issued by the governments of today’s major developed market economies –

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Robots and Artificial Intelligence: on the front line in the fight against COVID-19

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As COVID-19 spread across the world, causing global lockdowns and record volatility in financial markets, investors have seen equity markets tumble more than 30%, unprecedented policy responses from central banks, and oil futures trade negative.
One investment theme that may merit the attention of investors is a sector of the technology industry that appears likely to have an important role to play in the fight against COVID-19 –

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Global ETF Review Q1 2020: equity ETFs to the fore, as the industry takes a hit

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The first quarter of 2020 was one of the most turbulent in living memory. After hitting record highs in February, equity markets around the world plunged as panic around COVID-19 took hold. Assets under management (AuM) in global ETFs fell significantly over the quarter,

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Market Trends: May 2020

Market Trends: May 2020

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Key global trends – equities rebound
Following heavy losses in March, global equities rebounded in April on hopes that coronavirus-driven economic shutdowns would quickly ‘flatten the curve’ of new infections and allow economies to re-open. Extreme monetary and fiscal policy responses also supported investor optimism.

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Answers to your most-asked webinar FAQs

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A large audience dialled into the latest of our fortnightly ‘Virus Crisis’ webinars last week. We received many questions from those who attended. David Bassanese, BetaShares Chief Economist, has provided responses to some of the most-asked questions by attendees.
1. You mentioned V,

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