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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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global etf review Q3 2019: etf flow

Global ETF Review Q3 2019: Bursting Burry’s bubble

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The global ETF industry ended the third quarter of 2019 at a record high, with US$5.8T1 in assets under management – reflecting growth of 20% YTD.
According to BetaShares’ Global ETF Review Q3 2019,

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Global ETF Review Q2 2019 - fixed income

Global ETF Review Q2 2019: Fixed income stretches lead

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As 2019 reaches its half-way point, we have seen a continued and marked preference by investors for passive strategies at the expense of actively managed strategies, along with an overall preference for investing via the ETF structure. Overall U.S. ETFs received ~US$56B of net inflows versus outflows in traditional managed funds of ~US$8.5B.

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global etf review Q1 2019: Fixed income

Global ETF Review Q1 2019: Fixated on Fixed Income

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The first quarter of 2019 saw investors continue to preference investing via the ETF structure compared to traditional mutual funds, which continued to sustain net outflows. Fixed income was most definitely the flavour of the quarter, as investors moved to a decidedly risk-off position in their portfolios.

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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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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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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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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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