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Green bonds for a green future

Green bonds for a green future

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The devastation of the Australian bushfires brought the very real effects of climate change to the forefront of investors’ minds. Now more than ever, many investors are looking to put their dollars to work towards a sustainable future.
Many investors will be aware of our three equity-focused ethical equities ETFs: the Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF (ASX: FAIR),

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Is the $A cheap or expensive? An update on valuations

Is the $A cheap or expensive? An update on valuations

The Australian dollar has endured a rollercoaster ride in recent months along with the significant volatility in global risk sentiment. After reviewing a range of fundamental drivers, however, it appears the $A is currently reasonably close to fair value.
An $A valuation framework
A lot has happened since I formally reviewed my $A valuation framework in November last year.

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ETFs paying distributions – Answering the 8 most frequently asked questions on distributions

ETF distributions – Answers to your 8 most frequently asked questions

At the beginning of each financial year, we typically receive many questions around distributions paid by ETFs. With the 19/20 financial year just a few weeks behind us, many investors will likely be turning their mind to the topic of distributions, so we thought we’d provide answers to some of the commonly asked questions.

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Australian ETF Review Half Year 2020

BetaShares Australian ETF Review – Half Year 2020

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AUSTRALIAN EQUITIES DOMINATE FLOWS & SHORT EXPOSURES DOMINATE TRADING
In what will go down as one of the most volatile periods in sharemarket history, Australian investors turned to exchange traded products in record numbers in the first half of 2020. Due to falls in asset values,

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Market Trends: July 2020

Market Trends: July 2020

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Key global trends – equity rally continues
The global equity market recovery continued into June, reflecting a lift in some economic indicators as social distancing restrictions eased and investors remained confident that central banks will keep monetary conditions extremely easy.

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Aussie Tech proving resilient: an update following the Q2 rebalance

Aussie Tech showing resilience: an update following the Q2 rebalance

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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 dynamic ASX-listed tech players such as Xero, Afterpay, Seek,

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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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