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Why SMSFs are making changes to asset allocation splits

While the traditional 70/30 asset allocation split may have served retirees, and those still working, well for some time, today’s environment may require a change in strategy. Here are some tips on tapping into growth and reviewing core exposures.

Millennial investment trends confirm ETF move

Research by BetaShares shows the groundswell of millennial investors is here to stay, with those under the age of 40 accounting for around two thirds of new ETF investors in 2020.

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.

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Investment strategies

Joe Hockey on the big investment influences on Australia

Former Treasurer Joe Hockey became Australia's Ambassador to the US and he now runs an office in Washington, giving him a unique perspective on geopolitical issues. They have never been so important for investors.

Investment strategies

The tipping point for investing in decarbonisation

Throughout time, transformative technology has changed the course of human history, but it is easy to be lulled into believing new technology will also transform investment returns. Where's the tipping point?

Exchange traded products

The options to gain equity exposure with less risk

Equity investing pays off over long terms but comes with risks in the short term that many people cannot tolerate, especially retirees preserving capital. There are ways to invest in stocks with little downside.

Exchange traded products

8 ways LIC bonus options can benefit investors

Bonus options issued by Listed Investment Companies (LICs) deliver many advantages but there is a potential dilutionary impact if options are exercised well below the share price. This must be factored in.

Retirement

Survey responses on pension eligibility for wealthy homeowners

The survey drew a fantastic 2,000 responses with over 1,000 comments and polar opposite views on what is good policy. Do most people believe the home should be in the age pension asset test, and what do they say?

Investment strategies

Three demographic themes shaping investments for the future

Focussing on companies that will benefit from slow moving, long duration and highly predictable demographic trends can help investors predict future opportunities. Three main themes stand out.

Fixed interest

It's not high return/risk equities versus low return/risk bonds

High-yield bonds carry more risk than investment grade but they offer higher income returns. An allocation to high-yield bonds in a portfolio - alongside equities and other bonds – is worth considering.

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