COVID-19 market volatility drives investors to leveraged ETPs

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Products like margin loans and contract for difference (CFDs) may have been the traditional face of leveraged and inverse investing, but the emergence of leveraged and inverse exchange traded products (ETPs) has changed the landscape. Leveraged and inverse ETPs is a growing market in Australia – there are currently only 8 products listed on the... Read more continue reading

Vanguard leads Australian ETF sales during 2020 as investors flock to investment manager

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Vanguard Australia was the largest seller of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in the first half of 2020 following the release of sales for the June 2020 quarter. The $4.3 billion in new flows during the June quarter was the largest overall quarterly increase in sales on record. For the 2020 year to date Vanguard Australia... Read more continue reading

ETF Securities launches ‘Ultra’ series for customised Nasdaq 100 exposure   

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The growing appetite for investors to trade their conviction has led to the launch of ETF Securities ‘Ultra’ trading products – ETFS Ultra Short Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund (ASX code: SNAS) and ETFS Ultra Long Nasdaq 100 Hedge Fund (ASX code: LNAS). Both allow investors to trade leveraged exposure to the Nasdaq 100 index, one of the... Read more continue reading

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