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principles

Profit from your principles

Conventional wisdom was that acting in accordance with ethical principles involved a trade-off against portfolio returns. The evidence is that is not the case, and there are easy ways to support your principles.

hybrids

Why hybrids win from the election result

The threat of Labor denying franking credit refunds led some investors to sell hybrids, widening their margins, which created investment opportunities for those willing to look past the immediate announcement.

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Australian ETFs: end of year reviews 2018

ETFs reached over $40 billion by the end of 2018, with international equities ranked first for net flows, and a rapid growth in fixed income products. Cap-weighted indexes dominated but smart beta is gaining ground.

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Summer Series Guest Editor, Alex Vynokur

Guest Editor, Alex Vynokur, has watched the active versus passive debate for many years, and although he runs an ETF business, he sees a role for both investment techniques in most portfolios.

ETF strategies

Active or passive ETFs: how do you decide?

Most portfolios will benefit from a mix of passive and active strategies, as there are market conditions where one might do better than the other. ETFs now cover a wide range of structures, not only indexing.

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Why the tech giants still impress

Most S&P500 companies are doing well with recent reported earnings above expectations. In the tech sector, the Big Five (Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Alphabet) have also diversified their income sources.

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