“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. Name a consumer good and
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, with
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
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
Hi, my name is Mai Platts, BetaShares Account Manager – Adviser & Institutional Business, and I am addicted to technology. It took me a while to admit it, however here it is, in this very public forum. I am not ashamed to say that if I am given a choice, you’ll find me waving my
This 4 minute interview can be seen here.
With the January sales in full swing savvy shoppers are looking to get more for their money. Savvy investors, on the other hand, should be aware of the value to be had all year round with ETFs, which I believe are the ultimate low cost diversifier.
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There’s been a lot of press in the last few days about the implementation and subsequent removal of ‘circuit breakers’ in the Chinese market. As we’ll show below, the evolving intervention of regulatory authorities in China is not unlike the US experience. If anything, the Chinese regulatory response to the market reaction to circuit breakers
Since my last blog post a number of notable events have occurred. The Bachelor has narrowed his potential life partner down to 5 candidates, the Hot Plate has announced a winner destined for ultimate foodie and endorsements glory, and last, but not least, we have all survived the market sell off a couple of weeks