Max Minack, Author at BetaShares
A new dawn in the land of the rising sun

A new dawn in the land of the rising sun

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Japanification
For almost three decades, from 1991 until only a few years ago, the Japanese stock market severely underperformed other developed markets on the back of a stagnating economy. So much so that the term ‘Japanification’ was coined to reference other developed economies possibly facing the same challenges that plagued the Japanese economy during this time,

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Bonds are to equities what Pippen was to Jordan

Bonds are to equities what Pippen was to Jordan

Reading time: 5 minutes
If, like me, you watched ‘The Last Dance’ during Covid-19 lockdown, you will appreciate what an amazing team the Chicago Bulls were during the 1990s. Flashy, charismatic and awe-inspiring – Michael Jordan rightly commanded the spotlight. In contrast, the slow-talking, relatively shy Scottie Pippen never got the recognition he deserved.

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Nothing is certain, except death, taxes - and Aussie dividends?

Nothing is certain, except death, taxes – and Aussie dividends?

Reading time: 4 minutes
When it comes to thinking about returns from your Aussie shares, for many people, dividends are a big part of the story, and historically dividends have made up a significant proportion of the total returns of Australian sharemarket.
Australian companies on average have among the highest dividend yields1 and payout ratios2 in the developed world.

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