Justin Arzadon, Author at BetaShares
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Property vs. sharemarket – the age-old debate

Reading time: 7 minutes
Whilst interest rates are at record lows and are likely to remain there for several years based on Reserve Bank governor Phillip Lowe’s commentary1, should you be taking advantage of the current market environment by investing in property or investing in the sharemarket?

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Defence is the best offence

Defence is the best offence

Reading time: 4 minutes
Last month, the Toronto Raptors won their first NBA Championship in franchise history against the Golden State Warriors, who had one of the most dominant offences of the last five years.  It is interesting to analyse how the Raptors pulled it off.  Not only did they lead offensively by scoring more points and making more free throws,

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ASIA: Behind the Ticker – You’ve heard of DJ’s, but what about JD.com?

Quick read: 3 minutes
JD.com aka Jingdong could be the biggest company you’ve never heard of.
The company started as a small bricks and mortar store in Bejing in 1998 and moved online in 2004. It now provides over 314 million active customers in China with direct access to an unrivalled range of authentic high-quality products,

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3 Bears – learn more about going short with ASX-traded funds

This blog was updated in February 2019.
With the longest bull market run in history maturing, it may be time to start thinking about strategies and solutions that offer protection from volatility and falling markets.
A number of commentators and investment market analysts now believe that after significant market rises in 2017 and a mixed picture for 2018,

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Active or Passive – How do you decide? Part I

Working for an ETF fund manager, investors and financial advisers simply presume that I’ll always favour a simple passive index-tracking ETF.  Make no mistake, whilst I may think that indexing is the way to go most of the time because of the obvious benefits of instant diversification, lower costs, and the historical inability of the majority of active managers to outperform their benchmarks,

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