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Bassanese’s Market Insights: Good news on employment may not last

The stunning 121,000 gain in employment during August is too good to be believed, and should be somewhat of an embarrassment for the Australian Bureau of Statistics – especially after last month’s apparent surge in the unemployment rate to 6.4%.  The unemployment rate this month dropped back to 6.1%.  The drop back in the unemployment rate

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Introducing the BetaShares Weekly Newsletter

In response to increasing client requests to provide more educational material on the markets, portfolio construction and the exchange traded product sector, BetaShares is pleased to announce the launch of its Weekly Newsletter. The BetaShares Newsletter will be delivered each Wednesday morning, and contain links to major pieces of research and thought pieces we have released on

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Global Market Review: August 2014

Every month, I will be publishing a monthly global markets review. The aim of my markets review is to provide investors and their advisers a concise summary of the performance and drivers of the major forces within  the global financial markets, along with my thoughts on the potential outlook in each major asset class. Hope

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Bassanese’s Market Insights: ASX faces tough slog ahead

The latest earnings reporting season for Australian listed companies is almost past, and once again, a major theme from the latest earnings reporting season is that  profits were “not as bad as we thought they would be”. In the main, corporate Australia has largely met investors’ (already beaten down) earnings expectations. Despite such relief, however, there

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Bassanese’s Market Insights: More “de-facto” rate cuts may be in the pipeline

In terms of interest rates, while much attention has recently focused on the fact that the Reserve Bank of Australia has left official interest rates on hold for a relatively long period of more than a year, it’s been less noticed that Australian borrowers have nonetheless enjoyed further rate cuts – courtesy of falling global

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