Benjamin Smith, Author at BetaShares
when the Fed starts hiking, look to quality

When the Fed starts hiking, look to quality

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Financial theory suggests that rising interest rates hurt stock valuations due to a rise in the equity risk premium, and therefore an increase in the discount rate used to assess future cash flows.
With the U.S. Federal Reserve indicating a period of rising rates to assist in curbing inflation,

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Active? Passive? Or chimpanzees?

Active? Passive? Or chimpanzees?

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So you want to invest your money in stocks. You know about the benefits of diversification and want exposure to lots of stocks, but don’t necessarily have the time or expertise to select specific companies yourself.
Many people in this situation use investment managers to invest on their behalf.

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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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