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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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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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Cybersecurity takes centre stage as Government releases new strategy

Cybersecurity takes centre stage as Government releases new strategy

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Late last week, the Federal Government unveiled the widely anticipated Australian Cyber Security 2020 strategy. The strategy replaces the 2016 strategy1 and comes on the back of an increase in state and non-state cyberattacks on all levels of Australian government and Australian businesses.

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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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Bonds are to equities what Pippen was to Jordan

Bonds are to equities what Pippen was to Jordan

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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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Did your ethical ETF pass the Wirecard test?

What we learned from Wirecard – does your ethical ETF pass the pub test?

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Late last week, German payments giant Wirecard filed for insolvency, owing creditors almost $5.8 billion. The company’s collapse came a week after its auditor, Ernst and Young (EY), found a massive $3.1 billion hole in its books. EY refused to sign off on the company’s 2019 accounts,

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