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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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,
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,
In the past 3 years international equities ETFs available on the ASX have attracted ~$6 billion from Australian investors – with net inflows into this category growing 40% year on year since 2013. As part of continued product innovation in the Australian industry, a number of ‘currency hedged’ ETFs have now been launched.
The introduction of short funds onto the ASX in recent years has given investors useful new tools to manage their risk exposures over time. That said, as this note will demonstrate, while the BetaShares suite of short funds aims to meet their explicitly stated investment objectives of providing returns that are negatively correlated with the market,