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Worlds worst investment

What’s currently the world’s worst asset class investment?

Investing success is often not just about picking the right asset class or securities – but also avoiding the poor investments.  In the current global economic environment, out of the world’s major asset classes, it’s hard to go past global bonds as having potentially the lowest likely return over the next year or so. Let

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ETF Awards 2017

BetaShares wins “ETF Fund Manager of the Year”

For the second year in a row, BetaShares has been awarded “ETF Manager of the Year” at the 2017 Professional Planner & Zenith Fund Manager Awards. The Awards bring together the acknowledged quality of Zenith’s investment research capabilities with the leading independent publication in the financial planning space to recognise sustained excellence in the area

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Global Market Outlook: Earnings power stocks

Supported by ongoing growth in corporate earnings, global equities powered ahead in September, shaking off concerns surrounding North Korea and higher bond yields.  With growth still solid in the US and improving growth in Japan, Europe and Emerging Markets, the global earnings outlook remains positive. DOWNLOAD THE FULL GLOBAL MARKET OUTLOOK REPORT NOW  

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Bond Basics Part II: DIY or bond funds?

Should you hold individual bonds and “do it yourself” or a diversified bond fund/ETF? One commonly held belief in investing is that holding individual bonds entails less risk than bond funds, due to the return of principal at maturity. Is this correct? If so, does it matter? Ultimately, it depends on the role bonds play

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tape measure

Sometimes smaller is better: which way to bet in this market environment?

Modern portfolio theory suggests there are two kinds of risks in stock returns: Systematic or market risk, which investors attempt to ‘diversify’ away by adding a variety of assets to their portfolios; and Unsystematic or stock specific risk, which represents a stocks return that is not correlated with general market movements In recent times, global

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wooden house with money

Australian House Price Update: Where’s the value?

Although the official measure of house price inflation suggested Sydney property gains remained solid in the June quarter, more timely indicators point to a softening in this long red-hot market. That’s consistent with estimates suggesting mortgage affordability constraints in Sydney are now around previous peak levels.  Meanwhile, better value appears evident in other capital cities,

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