Spotlight returning to resources shares in 2014, says experts

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Investors are turning their attention to resources shares as a source of potential strong gains in 2014 and over the longer term, according to Russel Chesler, Director Investments & Portfolio Strategy from Market Vectors ETFs, the exchange traded funds business of Van Eck Global. “We believe demand for commodities will continue, driven by growth in […]

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review January 2014 – Structural growth continues as the market falls

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In a rare occurrence over the last two years, the Australian exchange traded fund (ETF) market contracted during January after a remarkable 20 consecutive months of growth as assets under management dropped slightly to $9.8 billion according to BetaShares’ ETF Review for January. While assets under management decreased, this drop was wholly attributable to negative […]

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review: Year End 2013

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ETF industry records highest ever annual growth in FuM The Australian exchange traded fund (ETF) market recorded its highest ever annual growth in 2013, with funds under management increasing by $3.5 billion (55%) to end the year at a new record high of $10 billion. Over the course of 2013, ETFs took in approximately $2.4 […]

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Global ETF and ETP assets reached US$2.4 trillion, a new record high, at the end of 2013

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US$24.5 billion net inflows in December and positive market performance pushed assets in the global ETF/ETP industry to a new record high of US$2.4 trillion at year-end 2013, according to preliminary findings from ETFGI’s global ETF and ETP industry insights report. The global ETF/ETP industry had 5,090 ETFs/ETPs, with 10,172 listings, from 218 providers on […]

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BetaShares leverages social media: launches first Australian ETF blog

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BetaShares, a leading Australian exchange traded fund (ETF) provider, yesterday announced the launch of a new educational blog. The blog will provide educational content, portfolio construction analysis, ETF industry updates, and market insights from market investment strategists and the team at BetaShares. The blog, the first of its kind in the Australian ETF industry, responds […]

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Investors pour over $1bn into global assets via ASX-listed ETFs

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The performance in share markets this year has driven strong flows into exchange traded funds (ETFs), with over $1 billion pouring into ASX-listed international ETFs, helping to drive the market capitalisation of the ETF sector in Australia towards $10 billion. Flows into ASX-listed ETFs with international exposure, including broad-based and sector exposure, passed $1.1 billion […]

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review November 2013: The industry continues to rise and rise

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The Australian exchange traded fund (ETF) market continued its 18th consecutive month of growth in November, reaching a new record high of $9.6 billion in funds under management, according to BetaShares’ November ETF Review. ETF industry assets grew 3.2% ($297 million) in November with the bulk of the growth ($210 million) attributable to new money rather […]

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Asset allocation drives ETF growth

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Asset allocation is driving the investment landscape for advisers and sophisticated investors. Rather than debating which Aussie bank to own, the focus is moving to which countries should I be invested in and in what asset classes. Continued pressure on the Australian dollar, combined with recovering Asian and European markets, give investors opportunities to gain […]

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Australian Property ETFs forecast to deliver highest yields in 2014: AltaVista

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Australian property exchange traded funds (ETFs) are expected to deliver the highest yields in 2014, with income returns approaching 6 per cent, according to independent ETF research house AltaVista, which has welcomed four newly listed ETFs from Market Vectors Australia. Michael Turner, Head of Sales & Corporate Development from AltaVista, said in a review of the […]

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BetaShares Australian ETF Review October 2013: Industry approaches $10 billion milestone

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The Australian exchange traded fund market has broken through $9 billion in assets under management, reaching a fresh record high of $9.3 billion, according to BetaShares’ October ETF Review. The industry’s market cap grew 5.3% during October, which included $256 million of net new money flowing into the market. In what has been a recurring […]

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