Q1 of 2019 saw investors continue to preference investing via the ETF structure. Fixed income was the flavour of the quarter, as investors moved to a ‘risk-off’ position in their portfolios.
BetaShare’s latest ETF review finds Australia’s ETF industry has recorded its highest ever trading value in October, with $3.9 billion in value traded, despite the overall share market decline.
The fast-growing use of robots and artificial intelligence is a major investment trend that potentially offers significant opportunities for investors.
With close to 4 billion people accessing the internet today, it’s important to know exactly how your data is being used, and ways to protect it.
Australia’s ETF industry powered through another month of growth, finishing the first half of the year at a new record high of $39.2 billion in funds under management.
After March’s rare industry dip, Australian ETFs returned to growth in April 2018, aided by strong performance in both global and Australian sharemarkets.
A feature of ETFs is the ability to take sector or market positions not commonly available in managed funds. ‘Bear’ and ‘hybrid’ ETFs are examples.
A joint study by BetaShares and Investment Trends on the product and marketing needs of Australia’s ETF industry, now in its 9th year, is summarised in the attached report.
It is becoming more common to trade ETFs as well as buy-and-hold, plus a look at sector ETF performance in the last year.
ETFs have evolved from buy and hold investment vehicles for broad market exposure, to securities which are actively-traded to take short-term positions.
The Australian ETF industry recorded another strong month of growth, to a record high of $32 billion in September 2017, an increase of 3.5% on the previous month.
It was a strong half year for the Australian ETF industry as $30 billion rapidly approaches. Where are the inflows and outflows?
The Australian ETF industry recorded another strong month, with new assets and market growth taking the industry to a record high of $28 billion.
Australian investors typically have relatively low exposures to agriculture, despite being one of our major industries. Including some agricultural assets can be a good diversifier for a portfolio.
For investors wanting practical examples of how to use ETFs in their portfolios, Matthew Felsman discusses some ways that he has seen clients using exchange traded products first-hand.
ETF provider BetaShares examines the reasons behind the increase in demand for managed risk equity strategies in volatile market conditions.
Most of the return from a portfolio is determined by the asset allocation, not stock selection. Individual investors have more flexibility in selecting asset weights than an institutional balanced fund with strict allocation limits.
The greatest challenge faced by today’s retirees is that the return provided by traditional retirement financial assets has declined significantly. This White Paper examines some of the retiree investment opportunities in a more difficult environment.