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BetaShares / Investment Trends ETF Report

Reading time: 6 minutes ETF industry continues to prosper as it becomes more mainstream The tenth annual BetaShares/Investment Trends ETF Report provides a unique snapshot of the key statistics and drivers in the Australian Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) industry, from the perspective of self-directed investors, SMSFs and financial planners. The latest report shows the ETF

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Port in the storm? Hybrids performance during market sell-offs

Reading time: 4 minutes Hybrid securities last year again demonstrated their ability to hold up well in the face of equity market volatility. Hybrids: impressive risk-adjusted returns The Investment Manager of our Active Hybrids Fund (ASX: HBRD) recently wrote a post discussing the strong performance of the hybrids market last year.  Indeed, the index of

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Market Trends: March 2019

Reading time: 5 minutes Major Asset Classes* – Oz equities shine Australian equities were the best performing of our seven major asset classes in February, with good gains across several sectors.  Relief that the Hayne Royal Commission report recommendations were not as bad as feared for banks helped the financial sector, while growing talk of lower local

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Why quality pays in late-cycle periods

Reading time: 3 minutes History suggests that so-called “quality” companies, i.e. those with a high return on equity (or “ROE”), tend to be able to produce market-beating shareholder returns over time.  As this note details, moreover, quality companies have tended to especially outperform in “late-cycle” market periods, as investors have tended to gravitate toward companies

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Global ETF Review 2018: Insights into a multi-trillion dollar industry

Quick read – Summary: We launched the first edition of the quarterly BetaShares Global ETF Review – analysing the key trends & developments in the industry outside Australia. The global ETF industry ended 2018 at US$4.8 trillion in assets under management (AuM), posting a robust annual growth rate of 20% since 2005. In the US in 2018,  passive funds

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Currency Matters

Reading time: 3 min Currency, for most investors, has always been a topic that causes consternation. While many investors recognise the diversification value that international investments can bring, the fact that, by definition, such investments bring with them currency considerations adds an additional element to the decision. There is no doubt that managing the currency

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