ETF Exchange-Traded Funds
04/05/2016 | 8:25 AM The Australian ETF market is poised for further growth due to a number of structural tailwinds, including asset growth, product proliferation and price competition.
27/04/2016 | 8:26 AM While the terms "ETFs" and "ETPs" are increasingly being used interchangeably, there are important differences investors need to be aware of.
12/04/2016 | 8:06 AM While some well-established listed investment companies offer low costs in addition to active management, some of the newer LICs are more expensive than managed funds or ETFs.
29/03/2016 | 8:17 AM While gold bullion may have risen 19 per cent in the two months to the end of February, there is another investment that returned more than twice that over the same period--gold equities.
24/03/2016 | 8:27 AM With the Fed keeping rates steady, negative interest rates in Europe and Japan, and the prospect of increased gold consumption in China and India, the traditional store of value could be set for further gains.
18/03/2016 | 8:07 AM Despite recent volatility, dividends have been the "quiet achiever" of the Australian bourse, making a significant contribution to the market's overall return.
11/02/2016 | 8:15 AM Advice from the adviser to the Roman Emperor Nero is particularly significant for those investors being buffeted by the stormy conditions of 2016 investment markets.
09/02/2016 | 4:00 PM 2015 was a big year for Australian exchange-traded products, with notable themes being asset growth, product proliferation, and price cuts.
08/02/2016 | 9:29 AM The size of the Australian ETF market has jumped as investors pour money into these products despite, or perhaps because of, volatile markets.
03/02/2016 | 8:27 AM A combination of Fed tightening and cheap emerging markets valuations historically sets up a good emerging markets performance for 2016.
01/02/2016 | 8:27 AM While it's often claimed that dollar-cost averaging can protect investors against downside risk, research shows it is doubtful whether the strategy is more lucrative than lump-sum investing.
05/01/2016 | 10:23 AM There are many potential benefits to ETF investing but there are a number of rules investors should heed in order to avoid problems.
07/12/2015 | 8:31 AM With the prospect of higher US interest rates, China's slowdown and Australia's sluggish growth, investors need to position themselves to generate higher returns while also managing risk.
26/11/2015 | 8:07 AM Emerging-markets equity valuations are looking compelling, but in light of the myriad risks they're facing, it may not quite be the time to be greedy.
24/11/2015 | 8:12 AM There are a number of ways an equal-weighted portfolio benefits investors compared to a market cap-weighted portfolio. But ultimately the most important factor is total return.
09/11/2015 | 3:48 PM Recent volatility in the US and China served as a reminder of the quirks of listed securities, and ETFs in those regions were no exception.
06/11/2015 | 8:16 AM Australians who are too comfortable with their domestic investments could learn an important lesson in diversification following this year's Melbourne Cup.
08/10/2015 | 3:31 PM A commonality among all global markets is the increasing complexity of the benchmarks underlying new ETFs, according to recent Morningstar research.
30/09/2015 | 7:03 AM With Prime Minister Turnbull's call to boost innovation in the economy, a notable shift in jobs from mining to the services industry is already under way, says BetaShares' David Bassanese
09/09/2015 | 7:34 AM Morningstar's economic moat methodology is designed to identify exceptional companies that will stand the test of time.
31/08/2015 | 7:32 AM The Fed's failure to "reload its cannon" leaves itself exposed should a new economic shock knock the US economy off course, says BetaShares' David Bassanese.
28/08/2015 | 7:45 AM Morningstar's Alex Prineas discusses the growth of the ETF market and what the China market turmoil means for the A-Share ETFs.
07/08/2015 | 7:37 AM An interesting development for ETF investors was that even when China A-Shares were suspended, many A-Share ETFs continued to trade.
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