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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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COVID-19: current state of play (Virus Crisis Webinar recap)

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The coronavirus continues to take its toll on economies and sharemarkets globally.
In the third session of our “Virus Crisis” webinar series, BetaShares Chief Economist, David Bassanese, provided an update on the impact, while Associate Director of Adviser Business, Alistair Mills, led the discussion on investment ideas for three market recovery scenarios.

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Fed faith - Global, US markets and australian economy

Fed faith

This article was originally published in Bassanese Bites on 20 April 2020. For the latest market updates and economic commentary subscribe to Bassanese Bites below.

Global markets
Despite continued shocking U.S. economic data and corporate earnings results, hopes with regard to U.S. curve flattening and potential re-opening of the U.S.

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Build better portfolios with asset allocation (Webinar recap)

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Asset allocation can help diversify your portfolio and assists to make it more resilient to changing market conditions.
Our recent webinar with Director of Adviser Business, Blair Modica, went back to basics to explain how ETFs work, and how they may be used to diversify your portfolio.

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Are we near the bottom yet? (Virus Crisis Webinar recap)

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As the coronavirus continues to create uncertainty in sharemarkets and economies across the globe, we held the second of our fortnightly “Virus Crisis” webinar series, to provide a timely update on the virus and how it’s affecting markets and the macro economy.
BetaShares Chief Economist,

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Miracle on Wall Street: Is the bad news really ‘priced in’?

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Equity volatility over recent weeks has been historically unprecedented. Having once priced in a moderate U.S. recession, Wall Street is now trying to focus on likely better times in 2021. This note explores how challenging it may be for markets to sustain this optimism in the face of a deteriorating earnings outlook in the months ahead.

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review – March 2020

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INVESTORS TURN TO ETFs AS VOLATILITY REIGNS SUPREME
Trading volumes in ETFs grew exponentially in March, even as funds under management (FuM) declined in line with falling equity markets. The extraordinary growth in turnover saw ASX ETF trading value hit an all-time high of ~$18B,

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