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BetaShares Bear funds - your questions answered

BetaShares Bear Funds – some questions answered

Trading volumes in BetaShares’ three Bear equity Funds have increased dramatically as investors seek to protect themselves against – or profit from – falls in the U.S. or Australian sharemarkets.
A number of individuals have contacted us with questions around price movements in these funds, and how they relate to movements in the underlying market.

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Forward or reverse? Finding the right gear for any market direction

In many of my conversations, I come across professionals who express FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and yet still they sit on the sidelines when it comes to investing in the market. It seems that everyone these days is nervous about market valuations, and top of mind for many is how much more upside there is in the sharemarkets.

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Defensive positioning with exchange-traded products

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index hit an all-time high in late July, finally breaching the previous record set before the global financial crisis. The following two months were mixed, with a weak August followed by a strong September. With the outlook uncertain, many investors are of the view that further gains are likely to be limited,

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Investing for Income (part 2)

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Earlier this month, in Investing for income (Part 1), we looked at the challenges facing investors seeking income in a low interest rate world, and presented several opportunities in the cash and fixed income asset class.
In Part 2, we explore the opportunities to earn income from equities.

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Investing for income

Investing for Income

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According to a Bloomberg report from June 2019, more than 20% (or US$11 trillion worth) of the investment-grade bonds on issue worldwide were trading at negative yields. In other words, investors buying these bonds know that if they hold them to maturity, they will receive cashflows over the life of the bond that are less than what they are paying for the bond today!

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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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Getting Started with ETFs: The Simple Investor's Cheat Sheet

Getting Started with ETFs: The Simple Investor’s Cheat Sheet

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.

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Is platform cash burning a hole in your clients’ portfolios?

Simply choosing “the default option” when it comes to the decision of where to best park a client’s cash on investment platforms could be a missed opportunity when an interest rate which is ~40% higher than the average rate offered by three major platform providers is easily available.
Australian investors have long been chided for not taking enough interest in their superannuation.

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