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FOMO Fever

Global markets
Good news is good news. Bad news is good news. And no news is good news also! Global equities pushed higher last week as positive ‘re-opening’ data, no second waves, and confidence in unrelenting fiscal and monetary stimulus continued to buoy investor sentiment. Key U.S. manufacturing and non-manufacturing indices bounced a little more than expected in May,

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Testing support

Global markets
Last week I headlined my Bites report ‘Testing resistance’, given the focus on whether the S&P 500 could break through recent highs of 2,930 and march onward to 3,000. As it turned out, the market did test, but failed to break, this resistance, given the double blows from both U.S.

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Answers to your most-asked webinar FAQs

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A large audience dialled into the latest of our fortnightly ‘Virus Crisis’ webinars last week. We received many questions from those who attended. David Bassanese, BetaShares Chief Economist, has provided responses to some of the most-asked questions by attendees.
1. You mentioned V,

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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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ETFs and the coronavirus crisis: 4 FAQs

ETFs and the coronavirus crisis: 4 FAQs

Sharemarkets have been in turmoil for several weeks, with few portfolios unaffected and volatility at all time highs. As a result, we’ve received many questions from investors relating to their ETF investments. We thought we’d use this post to provide answers to 4 of the most common:

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The Coronavirus/oil double whammy: reassessing your defence - defensive allocations

The coronavirus/oil double whammy: reassessing your defence

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Fears around the impact of the coronavirus have been compounded by oil’s woes, causing the biggest falls on Wall Street since the GFC. On Monday, the S&P 500 index fell 7.6%, triggering the first automatic halt in trading in more than two decades,

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investing for income in a low interest rate environment

Investing for Income in a Low Interest Rate Environment

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With interest rates at historic lows, investors who rely on cash or government bonds for income returns are having a harder time making ends meet.
For risk-conscious investors, the good news is that there is a range of innovative cash and fixed income investment exposures on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) that offer attractive income returns,

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