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fortifying your portfolio

Late Cycle Bull Markets: 5 Ways to Fortify Portfolios in 2019

Reading time: 4 minutes Beginning in early 2009, the current global equity bull market has been one of the longest on record. While no-one can pick the exact top in the market, a growing number of analysts concede the bull phase is at a mature stage and downside risks are accumulating. Bear markets, when they

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BetaShares at ASA ETF Seminar

BetaShares presenting at the ASA ETF Seminar Series

We are pleased to be involved with the Australian Shareholders’ Association (ASA) upcoming series of events: ‘Building a well-balanced portfolio – The role of Exchange Traded Funds’. These events will take place across 4 cities during March, including: MELBOURNE    Fri 15 March 2019 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre BRISBANE       

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Invest in the solution for Buffett’s “number one problem for mankind”

We’re now well and truly living through a digital revolution, and most of us will be aware that a significant portion of our private data has moved online.  This includes everything from internet banking and tax statements, to photos of ourselves and family members on Facebook, to our smart phones constantly backing up all of

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ETF Awards 2017

BetaShares wins “ETF Fund Manager of the Year”

For the second year in a row, BetaShares has been awarded “ETF Manager of the Year” at the 2017 Professional Planner & Zenith Fund Manager Awards. The Awards bring together the acknowledged quality of Zenith’s investment research capabilities with the leading independent publication in the financial planning space to recognise sustained excellence in the area

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BetaShares presenting at the ASX Investor Day

We’re  pleased to be associated with the popular ASX Investor Day. Run by the ASX in 5 capital cities, this will be an opportunity for investors to meet investment experts who will share their wealth of knowledge on the topics that matter to you. Our own Chief Economist, David Bassanese, will be at all the

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A Focus on Trump Trades

Global Markets   Markets completely got the US Presidential election wrong last week, but ended with good gains nonetheless. The week began with the view that “Trump should not win, but if he does markets will tank.” As it turned out, Trump won but the market melt-down lasted only a few hours – with Trump’s

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A New Record High for the S&P 500?

Global Markets The major theme last week was a follow through of “Trump trades”, which entailed a further surge in bond yields, a stronger $US, and equity rotation toward sectors likely to benefit from Trump’s policies, such as health care, financials, defence industries and infrastructure-related construction companies – and out “defensive yield” sectors that will

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Why short-term thinking is here to stay

In this guest contribution, Wade Matterson, Principal at Milliman Australian Financial Risk Management, discusses why the retirement industry is obsessed with the dangers of short-term thinking. Investors are encouraged to ‘stay the course’ during periods of poor investment returns or high market volatility, and to remain focused on their long-term goals – and it is

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