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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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Global Market Review: July 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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Asset Allocation – A Cornerstone of Active Portfolio Management

In my travels as one of BetaShares’ Directors of Distribution, I get to observe first-hand how some forward thinking advisers are approaching portfolio management. One area I am seeing a lot more of recently is advisers using asset allocation as a key component of an active portfolio management strategy. In a series of BetaShares Academy

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Bassanese’s Market insights: $A – the only way is down

$A’s limited upside suggests good time to consider global diversification The failure of the $A to sustain higher levels last week in the face of two pieces of market supportive news highlights its upside from here seems limited. The $A’s far greater downside risk suggests it’s a good time for investors to diversify into foreign

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