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The name is bond...corporate bonds

The name is bond…corporate bond: neither shaken or stirred in past market downturns

The current equity market slump, including ‘Shocktober”, has once again shown the value that bonds can play in investors’ portfolios in terms of offering some downside protection. While this may be obvious to some, what is perhaps less obvious is that compared to the traditional benchmark bond indices which are generally heavily weighted to low-yielding

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ETF Review - November 2018

BetaShares Australian ETF Review – November 2018

Industry ekes out gains in another tough month in equities  Notwithstanding continued market volatility and sharemarket declines, the ETF industry returned to its growth trajectory after last month’s declines, ending the month at $41.1B in assets. The industry’s total market cap grew by 0.8% (+$320m), which was entirely driven by net inflows rather than asset

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Market Trends: December 2018

Overview – global equities stage a modest comeback Global equities returned a modest 1.3% in local currency terms during November, partly unwinding their sharp 6.9% slump in October. An easing back in global bond yields supported both bond and equity returns in the month, reflecting persistent low US inflation reports and signals from the US

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WAAAX vs. FAANG: How does the Aussie tech sector stack up against its US counterparts?

WAAAX vs. FAANG: How does the Aussie tech sector stack up against its US counterparts?

The Australian technology sector has enjoyed solid return performance in recent years, so much so that some of the leading companies have been given their own acronym – the so-called “WAAAX” stocks.  As this note demonstrates, however, our home grown technology boom appears somewhat frothier than is the case in the United States, where share

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Fixed Income: No longer the forgotten allocation

Fixed Income: No longer the forgotten allocation

Jonathan Baird, Investment Specialist, Western Asset Compared to global peers, Australians tend to have a very low allocation to fixed income (bonds) in their investment portfolios, preferring to allocate to cash and term deposits. Yet bonds can be a reliable and stable income investment, providing a relatively high level of capital stability alongside meaningful diversification

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