Bond Basics Part II: DIY or bond funds?

Should you hold individual bonds and “do it yourself” or a diversified bond fund/ETF? One commonly held belief in investing is that holding individual bonds entails less risk than bond funds, due to the return of principal at maturity. Is this correct? If so, does it matter? Ultimately, it depends on the role bonds play

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tape measure

Sometimes smaller is better: which way to bet in this market environment?

Modern portfolio theory suggests there are two kinds of risks in stock returns: Systematic or market risk, which investors attempt to ‘diversify’ away by adding a variety of assets to their portfolios; and Unsystematic or stock specific risk, which represents a stocks return that is not correlated with general market movements In recent times, global

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trading strategy

6 trading strategies and how to use ETPs to implement them

Exchange traded funds (ETPs) are an excellent option for those new to investing, due to a number of key advantages over other instruments: • Low cost • Liquidity • Potential for diversification • Low minimum investment amount • Wide range of investment choices available These advantages also make ETPs attractive vehicles for various trading and

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BetaShares presenting at the ASX Investor Day

We’re  pleased to be associated with the popular ASX Investor Day. Run by the ASX in 5 capital cities, this will be an opportunity for investors to meet investment experts who will share their wealth of knowledge on the topics that matter to you. Our own Chief Economist, David Bassanese, will be at all the

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alternative investment with ETFs

What’s the alternative?

As investors, many of us like to be on the lookout for new opportunities that add value to our portfolios and are trying to make sure that our portfolios are protected during market downturns. An often overlooked or misunderstood asset class that can assist in both adding value to a portfolio and provide some protection

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Common ETF questions

ETFs: sorting fact from fiction (Part 1)

There’s no doubt exchange traded funds (ETFs) are shaking up the wealth industry across the world, including Australia, and, as such have naturally attracted their fair share of friends and detractors in the process.  As a relatively new product in Australia, it’s also understandable that many investors are still learning to sort through the many

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Trump

Should Donald Trump invest in an Ethical ETF?

Last week Donald Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, much to the delight of climate change deniers and despite wide condemnation from the rest of the world. Clearly, Trump Digs Coal. He also loves Oil. Earlier this year we announced the launch of the BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF (ASX: ETHI). At

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