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, depending on how your
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’
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. With this
“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
Watch BetaShares Chief Economist, David Bassanese wrap up the 2016 Earnings Reporting Season in this short 2 minute video.
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.