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Coming soon: BetaShares Solar and Uranium ETFs

26 May 2022

Two new BetaShares ETFs offering investors exposure to two of the world’s most important alternative energy sources – namely, solar energy and uranium – are coming soon to the ASX.

Our two new ETFs will provide exposure to energy solutions likely to play a critical role in facilitating the global energy transition.

  • BetaShares Solar ETF (TANN) will provide exposure to leading global companies involved in the solar energy industry, including solar panel manufacturers, inverter suppliers, installers, manufacturers of solar-powered charging and energy storage systems, and providers of solar project finance
  • BetaShares Global Uranium ETF (URNM) will provide exposure to a portfolio of global companies involved in the mining, exploration, development and production of uranium, modern nuclear energy, or companies that hold physical uranium or uranium royalties
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BetaShares Future of Food ETF (IEAT) is coming soon to the ASX

10 May 2022

The BetaShares Future of Food ETF (IEAT) is coming soon to the ASX.

IEAT will provide exposure to innovative companies from sectors including smart farming (e.g. vertical farming, precision agriculture and the use of automation in farming), plant-based and cell cultured foods, and sustainable packaging (e.g. biodegradable and compostable packaging).

IEAT’s index constituents currently include global leaders in the food production sector, including:

  • Beyond Meat, a well-known producer of plant-based meat substitutes for burgers, sausages, and other beef products
  • Tattooed Chef, a leading producer of plant-based ready-to-cook frozen meals
  • Danone, a global food products company with an increasing presence in the plant-based dairy market
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The launch of this innovative Australian-first ETF comes as technological innovation revolutionises the way food is produced and distributed across the globe.

This thematic is underpinned by several powerful megatrends, such as an increasing global population, improving living standards, more awareness about the impact of livestock on greenhouse gas emissions and animal welfare considerations.

BetaShares Australian Quality ETF (AQLT) is now available on the ASX

21 Mar 2022

The BetaShares Australian Quality ETF (AQLT) is now available.

AQLT offers investors access to a diversified portfolio of 40 ‘quality’ listed companies including CSL, Macquarie Group, Woolworths Group and Wesfarmers, selected based on:

  • High return on equity
  • Low leverage
  • Relative earnings stability

The quality score methodology used by the Fund aims to produce superior long-term performance compared to benchmark Australian equities indices.

In addition, AQLT is underweight the mining sector and overweight growth sectors such as technology and consumer discretionary, relative to the S&P/ASX 200 Index, delivering potential diversification benefits for investors.

Subject to regulatory approvals, AQLT is expected to start trading on the ASX at the start of April 2022.

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BetaShares Digital Health and Telemedicine ETF (EDOC) now available on the ASX

10 Mar 2022

The BetaShares Digital Health and Telemedicine ETF (EDOC) now available on the ASX.

EDOC will offer investors exposure to a diversified portfolio of  up to 50 leading companies in the growing digital health and telemedicine industry, such as Boston Scientific, Abbott and Resmed.

The use of innovative digital solutions has increased significantly in recent years as patients seek out more convenient and efficient ways of accessing healthcare. This growth trend has accelerated further over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic as public health orders often required patients to consult healthcare professionals remotely where possible.

To qualify for inclusion, companies must be engaged in sectors such as digital healthcare, connected medical devices, remote patient monitoring, telehealth or wearable products.

EDOC will be the 12th addition to BetaShares’ range of thematic ETFs. BetaShares is the leader in the thematic ETF category, and currently holds more than half of the funds under management in this growing industry segment.1

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1ASX + Cboe, data as of January 2022.

Now available on the ASX – BetaShares Video Games and Esports ETF (ASX: GAME)

10 Feb 2022

The BetaShares Video Games and Esports ETF (ASX: GAME) is now available on the ASX.

GAME offers access to a portfolio of the world’s leading video gaming and esports companies, such as Activision Blizzard, Nintendo, Tencent Holdings and more.

Factors such as increases in digital distribution and cloud gaming are expected to improve the profitability of game developers and publishers, while gamers are increasingly using video games as social media platforms to engage with other users.

There are now around 3 billion gamers globally, of whom a full 2.5 billion play on their mobile devices*, with this number forecast to rise as more people go online and smartphone penetration rises.

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BetaShares’ thematic ETFs provide investors with a convenient, cost-effective way to invest in growth opportunities created by long-term megatrends that are transforming the world.

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*Newzoo, Global Games Market Report 2021

Now Available – BetaShares Online Retail and E-Commerce ETF (ASX: IBUY)

03 Feb 2022

“The shopping centre isn’t dead, it’s just moved online” 

The BetaShares Online Retail and E-Commerce ETF (IBUY) is now available.

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Significant technology innovations, faster internet speeds, better delivery infrastructure and more secure payment methods are creating the perfect storm for online retailing and e-commerce.

  • IBUY is an Australian-first, offering investors cost-effective exposure to a diversified portfolio of up to 100 leading global online retailers
  • IBUY’s index constituents currently include global powerhouses such as Amazon, PayPal, Ebay, Shopify and Alibaba as well as vertical specialists such as Airbnb, Spotify and HelloFresh**
  • IBUY is a further addition to BetaShares’ leading range of thematic ETFs – offering investors exposure to global megatrends

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**No assurance is given that these companies will remain in the index or will be profitable investments

BetaShares 2021 Giveaway – winners announced

17 Dec 2021

Congratulations to our two winners of the 2021 BetaShares Giveaway – Adam from Brisbane and Allison from Melbourne.

Adam selected the BetaShares Diversified All Growth ETF (ASX: DHHF) as the fund he’d like to own. He is a financial analyst who started his investment journey back in 2016. Read highlights from our chat with him below.

When did you start investing?

“I started investing in 2016 and mainly wanted an additional means to save money other than earning interest in a bank account. Started out just buying $500 blocks in different blue-chip companies.”

Describe your investing style/approach to investing.

“Initially I tried to research and understand the companies/businesses I wanted to invest in, applying the knowledge from university to judge what something is worth as well as making sure the industries and types of businesses were diversified. This approach has changed with the popularity and range of ETFs now available which has just allowed me to pick and choose either benchmark tracking funds or specific ‘themed’ funds with fees mostly being the deciding factor between funds. My portfolio was 100% individual stocks but now is even split between listed companies and ETFs.”

Why did you choose to include ETFs in your portfolio?

“ETFs make diversification a lot easier and allow quicker access to a broader range of companies and industries without the need to invest significant time reading and researching.”

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Allison selected the BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders ETF (ASX: ETHI) as the fund she’d like to own. She is a new mum and migration agent from Melbourne who started her investment journey back in 2020. Read highlights from our chat with her below:

When and why did you start investing?

“I started investing early in 2020 when my partner, who is very into investing, got me into it. I started investing to work towards financial freedom and retiring early from traditional 9-5 work. After having success in 2020 on individual shares, in early 2021, we sold these and transitioned to lower risk Betashares ETFs, more aligned with our interests & values (e.g. ETHI & HACK).”

Why did you select ETHI as the fund you’d like to own?

“ETHI is our absolute favourite ETF/investment option, as it continuously screens out unethical and destructive companies. Furthermore, as the climate crisis is a serious issue for our futures, it only makes sense to invest in what will leave our world a better place.”

If you had one snippet of advice to give to someone thinking about investing, but hasn’t yet, what would you say to help encourage them to get started?

“The sooner you start, the earlier you could be financially free!”

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Thank you to everyone who entered and keep an eye out for future giveaways, ETF information and portfolio construction tips.

BetaShares DRIV and IPAY are now available on the ASX

16 Dec 2021



 

Two new BetaShares ETFs providing access to technology-led growth thematics are now available on the ASX.

BetaShares’ thematic ETFs provide investors with a convenient, cost-effective way to invest in growth opportunities created by long-term megatrends that are transforming the world.

 

BetaShares Electric Vehicles and Future Mobility ETF (ASX:DRIV)

DRIV aims to track the performance of the Solactive Future Mobility Index (before fees and expenses), which provides exposure to a portfolio of leading global innovators in automotive technology, including companies such as Tesla, Uber and NIO.

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BetaShares Future of Payments ETF (IPAY)

IPAY aims to track the performance of the Nasdaq CTA Global Digital Payments Index (before fees and expenses), which provides exposure to a portfolio of global companies at the forefront of innovation in digital and mobile payments, including companies such as PayPal, Square, Affirm and Visa.

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BetaShares Bitcoin ETF (1BTC) & Ethereum ETF (1ETH) are coming soon

14 Dec 2021

Cryptocurrency exposure made easy

We’re excited to announce that launch of the the BetaShares Bitcoin ETF (1BTC) and the BetaShares Ethereum ETF (1ETH) is not far away.*

1BTC and 1ETH will provide a convenient, cost-effective way to gain exposure to Bitcoin and Ether, without the complications of investing in cryptocurrency directly.

convenient access 1BTC and 1ETH are designed to make investing in cryptocurrency easy, by providing exposure to the two largest cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ether, in the familiar ETF form.
bitcoin ethereum access The Funds will offer access to Bitcoin and Ether without the complications of investing in, and holding, cryptocurrency directly. Like all ETFs, they will be able to be bought and sold on exchange.
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Explore our Investor Guide to Crypto: This guide is intended to help investors who may be considering an investment in the cryptocurrency sector, but who aren’t sure where to start.

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New thematic ETFs to capture growth potential from disruptive megatrends – DRIV, IPAY, GAME

07 Dec 2021

Three new BetaShares ETFs providing access to technology-led growth thematics

 

BetaShares’ thematic ETFs provide investors with a convenient, cost-effective way to invest in growth opportunities created by long-term megatrends that are transforming the world.

 

  • BetaShares Electric Vehicles and Future Mobility ETF (DRIV) which will offer access to a portfolio of leading global innovators in automotive technology. The expected index constituents include companies such as Tesla, Uber and NIO.
  • BetaShares Future of Payments ETF (IPAY) which will provide exposure to a portfolio of global leaders in digital and mobile payments. Example companies expected to be held in this fund include PayPal, Square, Affirm and Visa.
  • BetaShares Video Games and E-sports ETF (GAME) which will offer access to a portfolio of the world’s leading video gaming and e-sports companies. Current index constituents include Roblox, Nintendo and Activision Blizzard.
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