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Robots and Artificial Intelligence: on the front line in the fight against COVID-19

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As COVID-19 spread across the world, causing global lockdowns and record volatility in financial markets, investors have seen equity markets tumble more than 30%, unprecedented policy responses from central banks, and oil futures trade negative.
One investment theme that may merit the attention of investors is a sector of the technology industry that appears likely to have an important role to play in the fight against COVID-19 –

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Global ETF Review Q1 2020: equity ETFs to the fore, as the industry takes a hit

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The first quarter of 2020 was one of the most turbulent in living memory. After hitting record highs in February, equity markets around the world plunged as panic around COVID-19 took hold. Assets under management (AuM) in global ETFs fell significantly over the quarter,

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Look out below: U.S. and Australian earnings update

Look out below: U.S. and Australian earnings update

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Along with global markets, Australian equities have enjoyed a rebound in recent weeks even as the earnings outlook has deteriorated. This note provides an outlook on both U.S. and local earnings and market valuations, and attempts to gauge the extent to which the ‘bad news’

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Fed faith - Global, US markets and australian economy

Fed faith

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Global markets
Despite continued shocking U.S. economic data and corporate earnings results, hopes with regard to U.S. curve flattening and potential re-opening of the U.S.

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bad news priced

Miracle on Wall Street: Is the bad news really ‘priced in’?

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Equity volatility over recent weeks has been historically unprecedented. Having once priced in a moderate U.S. recession, Wall Street is now trying to focus on likely better times in 2021. This note explores how challenging it may be for markets to sustain this optimism in the face of a deteriorating earnings outlook in the months ahead.

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global etf review Q3 2019: etf flow

Global ETF Review Q3 2019: Bursting Burry’s bubble

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The global ETF industry ended the third quarter of 2019 at a record high, with US$5.8T1 in assets under management – reflecting growth of 20% YTD.
According to BetaShares’ Global ETF Review Q3 2019,

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India corporate tax cuts

Indian Corporate Tax Cuts: The Spark that Lights the Fire?

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Late last month, the Indian Ministry of Finance announced a large reduction in the base corporate tax rate from 30% to 22%, including a preferential tax rate of 15% for new manufacturing investment. The effective tax rate will be cut to ~25% (after surcharges and levies) vs.

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Global ETF Review Q2 2019 - fixed income

Global ETF Review Q2 2019: Fixed income stretches lead

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As 2019 reaches its half-way point, we have seen a continued and marked preference by investors for passive strategies at the expense of actively managed strategies, along with an overall preference for investing via the ETF structure. Overall U.S. ETFs received ~US$56B of net inflows versus outflows in traditional managed funds of ~US$8.5B.

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