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A deep dive into the BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASIA)

Can the Asian tigers roar back?

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Volatility is nothing new for Asian markets, particularly after a period of prolonged uncertainty throughout the Asian tech sector.
However, recent commentary from the Chinese government has led to renewed optimism, and  China’s underlying economic environment could prove to be accommodative for growth stocks across the continent over the coming year.

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AQLT

Why it pays to buy quality Australian companies

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Globally, evidence has long suggested that so-called ‘quality’ companies i.e. those able to maintain a consistently high return on equity, without undue leverage, tend to be able to produce good shareholder returns over time.
Indeed, none other than the famed investor Warren Buffett has identified these as key metrics he considers when picking stocks.

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The changing face of healthcare: How to invest in the digital health revolution

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Due to population ageing and rising income levels, healthcare spending is expected to continue to grow faster than global economic output over coming decades.
Spending is also likely to increasingly favour digital health solutions over the traditional way of delivering healthcare, as technological innovation helps improve efficiency,

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ERTH

The green lining: Europe’s march to clean energy

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Putin’s war, aside from creating one of the largest humanitarian crises in recent decades, has highlighted the need for Europe to wean itself off Russian oil and gas and accelerate the continent’s transition to renewable energies.
In this article I’ll explore Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels,

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The pandemic transformation of retail

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The BetaShares Online Retail & E-Commerce ETF (ASX: IBUY) was launched in February 2022, offering Australian investors access to the online retailing thematic.
In this contributed article, Jane Edmondson, Co-founder and CEO at EQM Indices, co-developer of the Solactive EQM Online Retail and E-Commerce Index that IBUY aims to track,

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Crypto

Prices decline but conviction grows

Everywhere you turn, there is something happening that is causing the advancement and adoption of digital assets and making this space more exciting, even though the underlying cryptocurrencies and crypto companies are currently trading well below their record highs.
Whilst price is ultimately a primary concern to investors, looking solely at price is,

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when the Fed starts hiking, look to quality

When the Fed starts hiking, look to quality

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Financial theory suggests that rising interest rates hurt stock valuations due to a rise in the equity risk premium, and therefore an increase in the discount rate used to assess future cash flows.
With the U.S. Federal Reserve indicating a period of rising rates to assist in curbing inflation,

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crude oil

The crude reality: the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for oil prices

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has resulted in condemnation by Western leaders.
The war, taken together with inflationary pressures and the threat of rising interest rates, has seen market volatility rise. On 7 March 2022, the S&P 500 Index saw its most drastic one-day drop since May 20201,

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