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Australian ETF Review – December 2020 and year-end

2020 was a standout year globally for ETFs, with the pandemic causing investors to turn to the liquidity and accessibility of ETFs in their droves in incredible volatile conditions.

November 2020 was an historic month for ETFs

November 2020 was an exceptional month for ETF records, with new highs for total size, monthly growth and largest net flows. With over 250 listed products available, ETFs are well established among investor choices.

BetaShares’ Top 3 global tactical trades using ETFS

Chief Economist, David Bassanese, outlines what he considers to be three alternative global investment opportunities and how to access some of the 98% of investment opportunities that are outside of Australia.

BetaShares Australian ETF Review – August 2020

The Australian ETF industry has extended its strong growth run, exceeding the $70 billion milestone for the first time. This latest review examines the relative growth of ETFs versus the long-established LIC industry.

BetaShares Australian ETF Review – July 2020

The Australian ETF industry snaps back to all-time highs as the top two issuers, BetaShares and Vanguard, extend their lead. Also notable was seeing two ethical ETFs in the top 10 products for flows this month.

BetaShares Australian ETF Review – Mid-Year 2020

In the six months to June 2020, the Australian ETF industry emerged from one of the most volatile periods in sharemarket history, with record inflows and huge increases in trading values.

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Investment strategies

Four simple strategies deliver long-term investing comfort

A long-time advocate of the merits of generating income by investing in industrial companies rather than bonds or deposits checks his 'mothership' chart for the latest results, and continues to feel vindicated.

Retirement

Great new ways the Government helps retirees

Last year's retiree checklist of services available was one of our most popular articles. There are some additions for 2021, and while it can take effort to set them up, they can pay off over the long term.

Why ESG assessment must now consider active ownership

Regardless of how an investor owns an asset, they need to know how a business is sustainable over the long term. By influencing the activities or behaviour of investee companies, returns can be enhanced.

Gold

The outlook for gold in a post COVID world

Gold investors enjoyed solid gains in 2020, especially mitigating portfolio losses during Q1 when stockmarket losses were severe. The best-case scenario is built into shares now, but gold will be bid if this changes.

Financial planning

Cut it out ... millionaires are not wealthy

The widespread use of 'millionaire' must stop. Inflation means that the basket of goods and services that cost $1 million in 1960 now requires $15 million. Today, millionaires are not wealthy.

Strategy

The pivotal fight between China and the US

Microchips are the key battleground in the rivalry between Beijing and Washington because the integrated circuit ranks with the internal combustion engine and electricity as inventions of consequence for everyday life.

Investment strategies

How fund managers should focus on investors in 2021

At a recent industry panel, superannuation and funds management experts discussed the challenges facing the sector in 2021 and beyond. Investors should know what managers are thinking in growing their businesses.

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