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Core strength: working the abs of your investment portfolio

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A well-diversified portfolio can assist with reducing volatility and enhancing performance returns.
And perhaps the easiest way to diversify your portfolio is to invest in what are known as ‘core’ exposures. The concept of core exposures is often used in the financial advice world and refers to the foundations of,

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Where is the money going?

Where is the money going?

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Chatting to advisers and investors on a daily basis, a question I frequently get asked is: “Where is the money going in ETF-land?”
Given the volatility and uncertainty we have seen in the markets this year, it was interesting to pull the Year to Date (1 Jan 2020 to 30 Sep 2020) flows from the ASX.

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Bonds are to equities what Pippen was to Jordan

Bonds are to equities what Pippen was to Jordan

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If, like me, you watched ‘The Last Dance’ during Covid-19 lockdown, you will appreciate what an amazing team the Chicago Bulls were during the 1990s. Flashy, charismatic and awe-inspiring – Michael Jordan rightly commanded the spotlight. In contrast, the slow-talking, relatively shy Scottie Pippen never got the recognition he deserved.

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Did your ethical ETF pass the Wirecard test?

What we learned from Wirecard – does your ethical ETF pass the pub test?

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Late last week, German payments giant Wirecard filed for insolvency, owing creditors almost $5.8 billion. The company’s collapse came a week after its auditor, Ernst and Young (EY), found a massive $3.1 billion hole in its books. EY refused to sign off on the company’s 2019 accounts,

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The Australian Technology Sector (ASX: ATEC) : A home grown growth opportunity

The Australian Technology Sector (ASX: ATEC) : A domestic growth opportunity

Although the technology sector retains a relatively small weight within the local share market by global standards,  it nonetheless has the potential to offer attractive long-term growth opportunities for investors.  In this regard, a convenient and diversified way to tap into this potential is via the recently launched BetaShares S&P/ASX Australian Technology ETF (ASX: ATEC).

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GGOV: Defending your portfolio with global government bonds

GGOV: Defending your portfolio with global government bonds

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Despite the current upbeat mood in global equity markets, the outlook still includes significant downside risks. For investors seeking some portfolio diversification and defence in view of these risks, one potentially attractive option is high-quality, long-dated sovereign bonds issued by the governments of today’s major developed market economies –

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