Adam O'Connor, Author at BetaShares
No franking worries

No franking worries! Generating income without relying on franking credits

Reading time: 4 minutes The proposed removal of franking credit rebates that is part of the ALP’s election policy has been an ongoing point of discussion over the last 12 months. Irrespective of debate around the upcoming election or the form any rule changes may ultimately take, a central issue for many investors is how

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Why Do SMSFs Choose to Invest in ETFs?

ETFs have been gaining popularity with Australian investors since they first launched on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) nearly 17 years ago. For many SMSF Trustees, ETFs offer a combination of advantages that align well with many SMSF and retirement planning goals. For a number of SMSFs, ETFs can be a particularly useful investment option

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Global Energy Companies: A 2018 turnaround on the cards?

After close to a decade of underperformance there are strong indications that 2018 could finally be the turnaround year for the world’s major energy companies. In this post, I provide some reasons why this could be: The synchronised global growth currently being seen across developed and emerging markets should provide support for oil demand. Meanwhile,

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Global ETFs

Banking on growth? A review of our International Sector ETFs

It’s been over 12 months since BetaShares launched a range of ETFs providing Australian investors with exposure to portfolios of sector specific global companies in a single ASX trade. This suite of funds has been well received by our investors as a simple and low-cost way to access specific investment themes and sectors. With this

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3 tech giants you might not find in a tech ETF

For a long time, many investors have used ETFs tracking the Nasdaq 100 Index to gain exposure to the world’s technology and internet giants. However, as the ETF market expands, investors are provided with more choices to target specific sectors and investment themes. As such, it is becoming increasingly important for investors to understand the

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NASDAQ in focus: the age of Amazon

“I really underestimated the brilliance of the execution” – Warren Buffet on Amazon at 2017 Berkshire Hathaway AGM Amazon went public 20 years ago at just $18 a share. In that time the company has transformed from a $400 million dollar online bookstore into a $450 billion dollar e-commerce behemoth. Name a consumer good and

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Location, location, location! Is your ETF Australian domiciled?

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that provide access to international markets, sectors and specific thematics continue to boom on the ASX – there are now approximately 70 ETFs providing international equity exposures. International ETFs provide Australian investors with a simple and cost effective way to access growth opportunities, including under-represented – or even absent  – sectors

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