U.S Dollar continues to benefit investors – specially in uncertain and volatile markets

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In uncertain times such as the present, with asset prices and exchange rates fluctuating unpredictably, many investors are looking to make sure their portfolios are well-diversified, and to shore-up the defensive areas of their portfolios; while also looking to hedge risk in other parts of the portfolio – and even to take advantage of trading... Read more continue reading

Q2 ETF landscape report shows robustness of the ETF sector in Australia

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The latest Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) sector report from ETF Securities- the Q2 ETF Landscape Report – continues to reflect the vote of confidence in this asset class by investor activity, despite the current market turmoil. The number of transactions, and volume and value figures, reached all-time highs, according to Kris Walesby, CEO ETF Securities. “According to recent... Read more continue reading

Dividend cuts and COVID-19, what it means for income? The experts weigh in.

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The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt very heavily in investment markets, and the fluttering of the black swan’s wings has certainly disconcerted income-oriented investors. The latest ‘Partner Series’ video discussion from ETF Securities  explores the Australian addiction to dividends. The discussion features Angela Ashton, founder and director of managed account provider Evergreen Consultants, and Jamie Nemtsas,... Read more continue reading

Coronavirus crash puts ETFs under pressure, but sector proves up to it

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The spectacular market slump and price dislocation experienced over February and March put the stock market under stress; but the exchange-traded fund (ETF) sector was perhaps more closely watched than others. The sector came through with a strong pass mark – although it came under pressure from extreme market circumstances. “The primary task of an... Read more continue reading

Top five ETF trends in 2020

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The ETF landscape has expanded rapidly from the straight index replication of the past to more tailored offers covering themes, specific industries or sectors and even using alternative weighting.  Advances in technology has allowed ETFs to become more sophisticated to meet with investor needs and demands. The value of the Australian ETF market is currently... Read more continue reading

Local stocks and broad-based international ETFs the most traded securities among Aussie investors in 2019

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For Australian investors, this past year’s returns in global equities have been much higher than even their wildest hopes as the S&P 500 surged 29 per cent in US dollar terms, marking its best year since 2013. Looking back at a very positive year for investors, Saxo Markets announces the most traded individual stocks and ETFs... Read more continue reading

Investing in international ETFs set to rise

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The Australian ETF market is expanding to accommodate growing investor demand for international exposure, with a focus on fast-growing Asian economies. Launching the latest ETF Landscape report which provides a quarterly update on the ETF market, Kris Walesby, Chief Executive Officer of ETF Securities Australia notes: “Investors are diversifying their portfolios by using ETFs to gain exposure... Read more continue reading

Schroders launches income-based active ETF 

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Schroders has launched an active fixed income exchange traded fund (ETF) on Chi-X Australia (Exchange code: PAYS) with the aim of helping investors strengthen the defensive allocation within their portfolios by boosting income, while seeking to protect capital. PAYS delivers exposure to the Schroder Absolute Return Income Fund, which has a track record of meeting investors’... Read more continue reading

Australian investors increasingly turning to fixed income ETFs 

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Bond ETFs are transforming how Australian investors access fixed income markets by bringing convenience and transparency to a historically hard-to-access asset class. At BlackRock, we see investors increasingly turning to fixed income ETFs for their rich diversity of exposures and good value. In June 2019, bond ETF assets topped $1 trillion USD globally. In Australia,... Read more continue reading

ETFs continue to soar in Australia and globally: BlackRock predicts global bond ETF assets to double to US$2 trillion by 2024

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In a year plagued with market volatility risks, investors have continued to look to exchanged-traded funds (ETFs) to access liquidity and diversify risk. According to Christian Obrist, Head of iShares Australasia, Australia’s ETF growth has not only been driven by investors’ desire for exposure to global equities, but also the desire for exposure to bonds,... Read more continue reading