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The investment case for Australian Tech & ASX: ATEC

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On 4 March 2020, we launched the BetaShares S&P/ASX Australian Technology ETF (ASX: ATEC), the first ETF focused on providing access to Australia’s fast-growing technology sector. ATEC offers exposure to a diversified portfolio of ASX-listed tech players such as Xero, Afterpay, Seek, WiseTech Global and carsales.com.

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Bonds are to equities what Pippen was to Jordan

Bonds are to equities what Pippen was to Jordan

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If, like me, you watched ‘The Last Dance’ during Covid-19 lockdown, you will appreciate what an amazing team the Chicago Bulls were during the 1990s. Flashy, charismatic and awe-inspiring – Michael Jordan rightly commanded the spotlight. In contrast, the slow-talking, relatively shy Scottie Pippen never got the recognition he deserved.

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Did your ethical ETF pass the Wirecard test?

What we learned from Wirecard – does your ethical ETF pass the pub test?

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Late last week, German payments giant Wirecard filed for insolvency, owing creditors almost $5.8 billion. The company’s collapse came a week after its auditor, Ernst and Young (EY), found a massive $3.1 billion hole in its books. EY refused to sign off on the company’s 2019 accounts,

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

ATEC: Australia’s answer to the Nasdaq FAANGs (Webinar recap)

Technology has been one of the leading global investment sectors since the GFC, with the likes of the FAANGs – Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google – dominating the global landscape.
Australia’s tech sector is also growing in prominence, and offers attractive long-term growth potential and diversification from the large cap financial and mining stocks that dominate the local share market.

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Cyber warfare: Australia under attack

Cyber warfare: Australia under attack

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Australian governments and industry are currently being targeted by major cyber-attacks that could put pressure on critical infrastructure and public services. The threat has become so acute that Prime Minister Scott Morrison held a press conference last Friday to warn of this increasingly hostile trend,

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EOFY thoughts on ETFs

End of financial year thoughts on ETFs

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Note: BetaShares is not a tax adviser and this information should not be construed as tax advice. You should obtain professional, independent tax advice before making any investment decision.
Sir Benjamin Franklin had some witty quotes: one of my favourites is: “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” 1 June marked the day pubs re-opened in New South Wales,

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