The case for global equity income investing

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The recent decision by the RBA to lower the cash rate .25 basis points has some investors re-evaluating their current income strategies. In the search for income, one of the most popular strategies is equity investing because of the regular payments of dividends, the possible tax benefit offered by franking credits, and low interest rates […]

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State Street Global Advisors launches Smart Beta World Multi-Factor ETF

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State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation yesterday launched the SPDR® MSCI® World Quality Mix Fund on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The fund will track the MSCI® World Quality Mix Index, providing investors with access to an equally weighted combination of three factor indexes — MSCI Value Weighted Index, […]

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SSgA launches ETF model portfolio offering with OneVue

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State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) and OneVue today announced that SSgA is launching a suite of six exchange traded fund (ETF) model portfolios via OneVue’s Unified Managed Account investment platform for advisers and their clients. The suite will comprise five risk-based models, ranging from high growth to conservative, and a flexible asset allocation model that […]

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ETFs perform as promised during market turmoil

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Exchange traded funds (ETFs) performed exactly as intended during the recent market volatility, according to State Street Global Advisors (SSgA). Australia’s flagship ETF, the SPDR® S&P®/ASX 200 Fund (STW), enjoyed high liquidity and tight spreads throughout the recent market turmoil and closely tracked the index net asset value, despite the extreme volatility. Frank Henze, Asia […]

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