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3 Bears – learn more about going short with ASX-traded funds

This blog was updated in February 2019. With the longest bull market run in history maturing, it may be time to start thinking about strategies and solutions that offer protection from volatility and falling markets. A number of commentators and investment market analysts now believe that after significant market rises in 2017 and a mixed

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BetaShares at ASA ETF Seminar

BetaShares presenting at the ASA ETF Seminar Series

We are pleased to be involved with the Australian Shareholders’ Association (ASA) upcoming series of events: ‘Building a well-balanced portfolio – The role of Exchange Traded Funds’. These events will take place across 4 cities during March, including: MELBOURNE    Fri 15 March 2019 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre BRISBANE       

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Salmon swimming upstream

BetaShares Australian ETF Review – 2018 in Review

Shaken, not stirred! Despite dramatic sharemarket volatility throughout 2018, the Global ETF industry recorded significant growth over the year, reaching its 2nd highest level of net inflows ($US516B) and maintaining the positive growth trend. The Australian ETF industry ended the year with funds under management (FuM) of ~$41B – just shy of the record $42B, achieved in September.

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Global Robotics

Global Robotics: potential value opportunities following the market pull back

As a high growth sector with strong exposure to Asian markets, it’s no surprise that global robotics companies suffered a setback with the downturn in global equity markets in 2018.  That said, given the strong longer-term outlook for robotics remains generally undiminished, the recent pull back in prices has improved valuations and may provide investors

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The name is bond...corporate bonds

The name is bond…corporate bond: neither shaken or stirred in past market downturns

The current equity market slump, including ‘Shocktober”, has once again shown the value that bonds can play in investors’ portfolios in terms of offering some downside protection. While this may be obvious to some, what is perhaps less obvious is that compared to the traditional benchmark bond indices which are generally heavily weighted to low-yielding

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ETF Review - November 2018

BetaShares Australian ETF Review – November 2018

Industry ekes out gains in another tough month in equities  Notwithstanding continued market volatility and sharemarket declines, the ETF industry returned to its growth trajectory after last month’s declines, ending the month at $41.1B in assets. The industry’s total market cap grew by 0.8% (+$320m), which was entirely driven by net inflows rather than asset

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