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Using BetaShares Funds to implement ‘risk on/risk off’ investing

In a previous post for our Portfolio Construction series we explored the concept of a ‘risk-on/risk-off’ investment strategy and dynamic asset allocation (DAA) as a way to attempt to position portfolios for markets with different levels of perceived risk. In this post, we look at some specific BetaShares tools that investors have used as part of

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Global Market Review: September 2014

The major development in the global markets over the past month was the rise in the US dollar amid growing confidence that US official interest rates may rise sometime next year.  US tightening fears hurt commodities and commodity exporting equity markets such as Australia, and emerging markets like Brazil, particularly hard. Due to the A$’s decline,

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Bassanese’s Market Insights: Is the RBA’s on hold period unusual?

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to leave interest rates on hold this month now extends the period in which official interest rates have remained unchanged to 14 months. The extended period of steady interest rates seems unusual to some exasperated market analysts, and has led some to suggest it’s a particularly boring period for

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Bassanese’s Market Insights: houses prices – be alert not alarmed

Much has been made this week of the claim by the Bank for International Settlements that local house prices may be seriously overvalued.  As seen in the chart below, this is based on the view that the current house price-to-income ratio and house price-to-rent ratios are around 40% and 50% respectively above their “long-run average”.

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How Exchange Traded Products increase pair power

One of the difficulties in share market investing is that you may invest in an individual stock – due to your positive opinion on an individual company’s prospects – only to see its share price stumble in a market-wide sell-off. This is because when you buy an individual stock, you can’t separate market risk from company

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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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