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Behind the ticker: Fighting COVID in the cloud

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One thing that COVID has taught Australians (particularly Victorians) is that the quality of contact tracing is integral to keeping outbreaks to a minimum and ensuring the country can remain open. Time and time again we have heard claims from our politicians of ‘gold standard’ contact tracing,

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DRUG - a helpful prescription?

DRUG – a helpful prescription?

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There is little doubt 2020 will be remembered as the ‘COVID-19 year’.
The virus and its impacts have been felt across the globe, and as we approach year’s end, promising developments in the race for a vaccine dominate the news. It seems at times the whole world looks longingly for the opportunity to return to something resembling our ‘normal’ lives.

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Behind the ticker: Apple's new opportunity in India

Behind the ticker: Apple’s new opportunity in India

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The release of Apple’s new iPhone 12 and a recent change in the laws in India have combined to result in a potentially rewarding opportunity for the tech giant.
Apple is a significant holding in the portfolio of the BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF (NDQ),

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History repeats itself, as small caps outperform

History repeats itself, as small caps outperform

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It pays to be diversified – and 2020 has been no exception. The Australian small cap market offers breadth and opportunity for those investors willing to accept the risk that comes with an investment in a basket of small companies.
How have small caps typically performed following market disruptions?

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Real assets - more than just property

Real assets – more than just property

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Imagine this…
As coach of the Australian rugby team, you pick your biggest and toughest players heading into the World Cup. Fortunately, the current crop are some of the best Australia has seen. That said, they are a big bunch of lads, so will require regular interchanges to make the most of their bulldozing abilities throughout the matches.

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Behind the ticker: Robotics and A.I. leaders spearheading the fight against COVID-19

Behind the ticker: Robotics and A.I. leaders spearheading the battle with COVID-19

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Alex Cook’s 13 May 2020 blog highlighted the role of robotics and artificial intelligence (A.I.) technologies in fighting the spread of COVID-19.
In today’s post, we look behind the ticker of the BetaShares Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (ASX: RBTZ) at some of the leading companies in this space,

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Emerging markets

Emerging markets: Capitalising on five positive trends

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With the pandemic dominating the short-term outlook, the longer-term advantages of emerging markets companies become more important in the pursuit of return.
In this guest article, Martin Currie Australia, the investment manager of the BetaShares Legg Mason Emerging Markets Fund (managed fund) (ASX: EMMG),

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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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The investment case for Australian Tech & ASX: ATEC

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On 4 March 2020, we launched the BetaShares S&P/ASX Australian Technology ETF (ASX: ATEC), the first ETF focused on providing access to Australia’s fast-growing technology sector. ATEC offers exposure to a diversified portfolio of ASX-listed tech players such as Xero, Afterpay, Seek, WiseTech Global and carsales.com.

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