Accessing the benefits of ETFs: Fidelity launches online Learning Hub

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As the debate over active vs passive continues to rage in Australia, differing views on the benefits of ETFs have often been confusing for investors trying to work out the best approach for their hard-earned savings. With the launch of Active ETFs, a new dimension has been added to the debate – investors choosing an […]

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Fidelity International to launch first Active ETF

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Fidelity Active ETF Global Emerging Markets Fund (ASX: FEMX) is managed by experienced portfolio manager Alex Duffy and provides investors with access to a concentrated portfolio of 30-50 quality emerging market companies. Alex aims to identify companies that are well positioned to generate returns through market cycles and have also demonstrated a strong corporate governance […]

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Tariffs add to existing drags on Chinese growth

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“The US has slapped a 10 per cent tariff on US$200 billion of Chinese goods, threatening to increase this to 25 per cent in 2019 in the absence of a trade deal. Meanwhile, China retaliated with its own levies of up to 10 per cent on US$60 billion of US imports. “We estimate the measures […]

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The surprise for investors during the Middle East flare-ups

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In 1973, Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel during the Jewish religious festival of Yom Kippur. The swift arrival of arms from the US helped Israel repel the assaults. Opec nations, upset at US support for Israel, cut oil production and placed a sales embargo on the US and any European country […]

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Video: What’s happening in Australian small and mid-caps right now?

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James Abela, Portfolio Manager of the Fidelity Future Leaders Fund, shares where he is finding opportunities in Australian small- and mid- cap stocks.

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Bad debts hobble any European recovery

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December 2013 In Europe, there’s a number that punctures immediate hopes for the region. It is the amount of bad debts that sit on eurozone bank balance sheets. Accounting firm PwC estimates that non-performing loans now exceed 1.2 trillion euros (A$1.8 trillion), a figure that has doubled in four years.[1] Until its banking system is […]

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Video: Is the worst over for European markets?

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The crisis in the eurozone has eased since the European Central Bank announced that it would buy the bonds of struggling governments. Richard Lewis, Head of Global Equities, Fidelity Worldwide Investment, gives his thoughts on whether the worst is over for Europe and the challenge the euro poses for policymakers.

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The Art of Manager Selection

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Effective manager selection is an increasingly important element of investment success for investors today. In this article, Fidelity’s Nick Peters discusses the art of selecting the right manager, why monitoring performance is critical, and why it could make a difference to your overall returns. Why is choosing the right manager important ? Indeed, in recent […]

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Why the Fed’s QE is likely to end well

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Stan Druckenmiller, a star US hedge-fund manager, slams the Federal Reserve for “running the most inappropriate monetary policy in history”. But what seems to scare investors more is the prospect that the Fed’s quantitative easing will end soon. Financial markets wobbled after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on May 22 said the Fed could wind down […]

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What Fidelity managers think about latest market volatility?

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What do Fidelity’s investment professionals think about the current level of market volatility? Dominic Rossi, Global Chief Investment Officer Equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment – “At times like these, it can be difficult for investors to know what to do.  Markets have reacted badly to the US Federal Reserve Bank’s (Fed) policy statement and European […]

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