Although the technology sector retains a relatively small weight within the local share market by global standards, it nonetheless has the potential to offer attractive long-term growth opportunities for investors. In this regard, a convenient and diversified way to tap into this potential is via the recently launched BetaShares S&P/ASX Australian Technology ETF (ASX: ATEC).
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The coronavirus continues to take its toll on economies and sharemarkets globally.
In the third session of our “Virus Crisis” webinar series, BetaShares Chief Economist, David Bassanese, provided an update on the impact, while Associate Director of Adviser Business, Alistair Mills, led the discussion on investment ideas for three market recovery scenarios.
The BetaShares Weekly Newsletter and webinars will be taking a short break during the holiday season but will return in early 2020.
As a high growth sector with strong exposure to Asian markets, it’s no surprise that global robotics companies suffered a setback with the downturn in global equity markets in 2018. That said, given the strong longer-term outlook for robotics remains generally undiminished, the recent pull back in prices has improved valuations and may provide investors an entry point into this attractive investment theme.*
Market pull back drags down robots
Along with the downturn in global markets and Asian sharemarkets in particular,
The BetaShares Weekly Newsletter will be taking a short break during the holiday season but will return in early 2019.
Forget about fake news – have you heard the good news? In 1990, 35% of the world’s people lived in absolute poverty. By 2015, just 9.6% did. By 2015, more than 1.25 billion people were lifted out of extreme poverty, which is roughly 138,000 people per day. The Brookings Institute calculates that half of the world’s population can now be considered middle class.
This article was last updated in September 2019
Sometime between 2008 and 2009, the number of devices connected to the internet surpassed the number of humans using it. Today, there are close to 4 billion people with access to the internet, while the number of devices connected to the internet is over 8 billion.
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have become popular investment options in recent years for Australian investors. An ETF is an open-ended fund which is bought or sold on the sharemarket just like any share and is generally designed to track the performance of an asset class or sector. They are known for their low management fees,
Over the last decade or so, beginners and experienced investors alike have turned increasingly to ETFs. The reason is simple; in the highly volatile markets across the planet in the wake of the global financial crisis (GFC), it’s both challenging to pick a winner in a single stock, and easy to miss investment opportunities as new ones crop up and go away equally quickly.
If you’re interested in getting a start in investing, then Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs, may well be a great place for you to begin.
Once you have a basic understanding of ETFs, you’ll find they’re a more accessible and convenient way to participate in the sharemarket, and usually at a substantially lower cost than some other investment methods.