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Feeling Short? Learning more about the BetaShares Bear Hedge Fund

Among the suite of exchange traded products we have launched, one of the most unique to the Australian market place is the Australian Equities Bear Hedge Fund (ASX: BEAR). This post explains the Fund’s investment strategy and examines the extent to which its performance to date has lived up to its promise. It then considers

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Global Market Review: February 2015

Please find attached the latest BetaShares Global Market Review. Lower interest rates and better-than-feared resource sector earnings results helped push Australian equities up strongly last month. Indeed, Australian equities was the strongest performing asset class in February, rising in price terms by 6.1%. To read the full report please click here

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ETF Liquidity: will it be there when I need it?

One of the many benefits of ETFs for investors is their tradability. Unlike traditional funds, ETFs can be bought and sold at any time through the Australian Securities Exchange just like an ordinary share. But since ETFs trade like shares, investors may mistakenly attempt to evaluate their liquidity in the same way they might for

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The benefits of currency investing through ETFs

The much hoped-for “green shoots” arising from post-GFC economic stimulus are blossoming in key markets, and present some attractive opportunities for Australian investors. The US economy, in particular, is expected to continue to improve. According to the latest forecasts from the International Monetary Fund, the US economy will grow by an above-trend 3.6% this year,

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Bassanese’s Market Insights: the oil price may have bottomed

The sharp decline in oil prices in recent months has been a major surprise for financial markets, with some suggesting it reflects speculation run wild.  This note suggests the contrary – and that the decline in prices clearly reflects the development of a short-term fundamental imbalance between supply and demand – and consequent run up

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Global Market Review: January 2015

Please find attached the latest Global Market Review. It shows that among major asset classes, property remains the star performer, helped by the “chase for yield” among investors. As you’ll see, this is a shortened version of the usual report. The more detailed report – including valuations and earnings trends – will now be produced quarterly.

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