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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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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Fears around the coronavirus have gripped markets over the past few weeks, causing the biggest one-week drop on Wall Street since the financial crisis. Last week we also saw the fastest Wall Street “correction” (i.e. 10% decline from previous peak) in history.
Are markets over-reacting?
The volatility and declining performance of the markets over the last few weeks have certainly put some investors on edge and have been a timely reminder that, just as markets were kind to investors last year, and by and large trended up, markets can indeed go down. Given the recent volatility,
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently called an early snap election, resulting in a resounding win for his party (the Liberal Democratic Party). Abe’s party now holds a two thirds majority, thereby establishing an extremely stable government, allowing for continuity and a continued focus on economic policy.
Aside from maintaining ultra-loose monetary policy through ‘Abenomics’ (confirmed in the Bank of Japan’s most recent meeting),
It’s been over 12 months since BetaShares launched a range of ETFs providing Australian investors with exposure to portfolios of sector specific global companies in a single ASX trade.
This suite of funds has been well received by our investors as a simple and low-cost way to access specific investment themes and sectors.
“I really underestimated the brilliance of the execution” – Warren Buffet on Amazon at 2017 Berkshire Hathaway AGM
Amazon went public 20 years ago at just $18 a share. In that time the company has transformed from a $400 million dollar online bookstore into a $450 billion dollar e-commerce behemoth.
Industry hits new record high as market rebounds.
The Australian ETF industry returned to its growth trajectory in February, hitting a fresh record high. Total industry FUM at the month end was $26.1B, a growth of 3.6% or $911m. The growth for the month was evenly split between appreciation in asset values and net new money,
Current investors have never had more choice when it comes to investment opportunities, but with all this choice there’s always been one common objective – and that is to make a profit.
But what if you, as an investor, were able to make that profit by investing in companies or organisations which marry their commercial aims with sustainable,
In this post, I will be providing some quantitative analysis which may provide some insight into how we can use past history to help us understand market behaviour at this time of year. I’m sure many of you have heard of the Christmas rally – the tendency for sharemarkets to rise over the end of year Christmas period.