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BetaShares Capital Ltd is a leading Australian manager of exchange traded products ("ETPs") which are traded on the Australian Securities Exchange. BetaShares offers a range of ETPs which cover Australian and international equities, cash,...

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Market Moves with Chief Economist, David Bassanese

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Chief Economist, David Bassanese, details the global backdrop for risk markets and provides a 'fairly encouraging' outlook for the month ahead in the latest Market Moves >> Show More

How will Trump's trade talks and US inflation impact equities this week?

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With US President Donald Trump approaching his geopolitical battles with some flexibility, US inflation indicators still fairly benign (as evident with US 10-year bond yields still failing to push much past 3%), and oil prices potentially past their peak, the outlook for global equities – and hence local stocks –... Show More

Taking the headache out of Hybrids

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If you already own Hybrids you’ll be familiar with some of their benefits: attractive yields, access to franking credits and lower volatility relative to equities. However, as terms and conditions differ from security to security, Hybrids can be a complex and admin intensive asset class for investors. Show More

Australian ETF Review - March 2016

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As global sharemarkets recovered, the Australian exchange traded fund industry continued its growth trajectory finishing the month with $21.3 billion in funds under management – this 3% increase for the month represented total growth of $685 million. Show More

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Crude Oil – Ahead of the Curve?

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With the price of oil below $40, some investors might think now is a good time to invest into an oil exposure and then sit and wait for the price of oil to eventually rebound. However, investing in oil isn’t that simple. Read more about the ‘ins and outs’ of... Show More

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The importance of Asset Allocation and how to implement diversity across your portfolio

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The simplest way to add value through asset allocation is to be in the right asset class at the right point in the economic and business cycle. Which is all well and good if you have a crystal ball – unfortunately no-one does. Given current levels of overall share market... Show More

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Adding offshore exposure with locally listed vehicles

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A lot of Australians need to get out more! Generally, allocations to international equities are very light for most investors, even though Australia represents less than 2% of global market cap. With this in mind, a lot of investors still prefer the comfort of investing in locally listed vehicles. The... Show More

BetaShares Australian ETF Review: January 2016

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The holiday is definitely over! The markets have experienced a horror start to 2016. While losses were sustained across global share markets, it was an opportunity for the exchange traded fund industry to display its resilience amongst the turmoil. The industry recorded a contrary position to the overall market and... Show More

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review: Year end 2015 Report

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The exchange traded fund industry came of age during 2015, with continued investor adoption resulting in a number of records broken for funds under management, net inflows, trading activity and number of products launched. The industry recorded its highest ever annual growth in 2015, with funds under management increasing $6.4... Show More

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Niche ETFs in the New Year?

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With the January sales in full swing savvy shoppers are looking to get more for their money. Savvy investors, on the other hand, should be aware of the value to be had all year round with ETFs, which we believe are the ultimate low cost diversifier. Along with the search... Show More

Trading the China circuit

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There’s been a lot of press in the last few days about the implementation and subsequent removal of ‘circuit breakers’ in the Chinese market. Livewire readers have probably realized that the evolving intervention of regulatory authorities in China is not unlike the US experience. If anything, the Chinese regulatory response... Show More

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review: November 2015

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The Australian ETF Industry continued to ‘zig’ in November, reaching a new record high of $20.8B funds under management, while the global and broad Australian share market ‘zagged’, recording a month of falling value. Industry growth during the month came entirely from net inflows of $629m in new money, which... Show More

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Where is growth in the Australian ETF industry likely to come from in 2016?

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With only a month to go until the end of 2015, it is clear that the rapid upward trajectory of the ETF industry in Australia will continue this year. According to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review for October, we saw industry AUM break through the $20bn mark, bringing the year... Show More

The key participants in the ETF ecosystem

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For this post we thought it might be useful to provide a quick refresher on some of the key players involved in the ETF ecosystem. If you are a Livewire user, you're probably well aware that ETFs are bought and sold like shares on stock exchanges, via either an online... Show More

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International Investing: look beyond the usual suspects

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The mining bust and the weakening of the Aussie dollar have motivated local investors to look offshore for better investment opportunities. With this in mind, investors who are looking to invest globally should be aware of the potential added benefits that arise from looking beyond the “usual suspects” when seeking... Show More

How to implement asset allocation strategies

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Once an investor has decided to add asset allocation for his / her portfolio, the following question is "How to implement this?" A first thing to know is that there are no right or wrong answers here. There are a number of ways to do this and it will be... Show More

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The Fundamentals of the Fundamental Index

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The fundamental-weighting approach to long-term equity investing through ETFs isn’t suitable for everyone. It requires patience, conviction, and a certain willingness to stand against the crowd. There’s a lot to learn and think about before investors make a decision. Watch the following video if you'd like to know about fundamentally... Show More

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Avoiding the Sirens’ Song

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Financial advisers and investors alike may well be able to draw a parallel between Sirens’ enchanting voices and the fads, bubbles and shifting expectations of financial markets. Like Homer in the Odyssey, who tied himself to his ship to stay on course, investors will be well advised to ignore the... Show More

Australian ETF industry surpasses the $20 bn

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As global share markets rallied, the Australian ETF industry ended the month at a new record high of $20.4 billion, growing approximately 7%, or $1.3 billion, during the month of October, the second largest increase on record. Net inflows were once again positive during the month, with $247 million of... Show More

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ETF liquidity - will it be there when I need it?

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One of the many benefits of ETFs for investors is their tradeability. Unlike traditional funds, ETFs can be bought and sold at any time through the Australian Securities Exchange just like an ordinary share. But since ETFs trade like shares, investors may mistakenly attempt to evaluate their liquidity in the... Show More

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