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Europe fell out of favour with investors for several years. The Eurozone debt crisis, Brexit, the rise of populism—the crises seemed to pile up. Meanwhile, America went from strength to strength boosted by FANG internet giants (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google). This year, investors are warming to Europe once more. Thanks to global economies reopening from the coronavirus, and to new fears that share prices of American businesses have overheated, Europe is seeing great interest again. The companies listed are all found in the ETFS EURO STOXX 50 ETF (ASX Code: ESTX). Five stocks that are well-positioned ...
Investment Strategy Investors buy ETFs because they like their investment strategies. They give them access to things they want to own and help them achieve their financial goals, but there are stark differences between ETFs’ investment strategies. Below is a guide. What assets does the ETF buy? ETFs can own many different assets: global shares, Australian shares, bonds, precious metals—and more. Some ETFs can even own multiple types of assets—what are called “multi-asset ETFs”. Knowing what assets an ETF holds is therefore crucial, as it can help determine whether the fund is suited to your goals and risk tolerance. ...
Technology has been the best performing sector for the past 10 years1. This outperformance is attributable to superior fundamentals. In the past decade, tech has had the best earnings growth and profit margins2,3. This has naturally translated into higher stock prices. The coronavirus has been the cherry on top. Thanks to social distancing, more people are working from home, shopping online and using online entertainment. This has brought forward years of technological adoption. But which companies may stand to benefit? Below we look at some of the bright lights. The companies listed are all found in the ETFS Morningstar Global Technology ETF (ASX Code: TECH). Five companies fuelling the transition ...
Companies have been adopting robotics and automation into their businesses for many decades now. Robots, which are essentially programmable machines, offer businesses greater productivity. Machines, unlike humans, can work endlessly—days, nights, weekends and holidays. They are also better suited to repetitive and mundane tasks, which humans can find boring. But robots also offer answers to demographic questions. Thanks to the global aging population, labour shortfalls are on the horizon. Countries such as Japan – where the robotics industry is among the most developed in the world – are already leaning on robotics and automation to plug the gap. The companies listed below are all found in the ETFS ROBO Global Robotics & Automation ETF (ASX Code: ROBO). Five companies fuelling the transition ...
Below we share with you a breakdown of the differences between costs, dividends, and functionality of an exchange traded fund versus a managed fund. Costs ...
Renewable energy is in the spotlight and the battery technology supply chain is key to the transition. Wind and solar energy are forecast to supply around 48% of world electricity needs by 2050, with battery technology, gas peakers (turbines or engines that burn natural gas) and dynamic demand anticipated to drive market penetration of solar and wind by more than 80% according to BloombergNEF1 . The same report also suggests the costs of renewable energy will undercut coal and gas in most parts of the world by 2030 – a compelling reason for countries to focus on it. While investors may be well aware of Tesla’s credentials in battery storage, the supply chain for battery technology extends far beyond one company and covers mining companies, manufacturers of battery storage and storage technology providers. Here are 5 companies fuelling the transition. 1) SolarEdge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: SEDQ) ...
Biotechnology came into the spotlight in 2020 as many companies raced to test and register vaccines for COVID-19, however, the potential and growth of this industry extends far beyond the pandemic. Biotechnology is transforming the way we treat and manage a range of health concerns and diseases and can be a highly lucrative space. What is biotechnology? Biotechnology specifically refers to technologies that use biological processes, capturing companies that focus on research, development, manufacturing and/or marketing of products based on biological and genetic information. The different types of biotechnology include biological drugs, vaccines, immunotherapy, gene therapy, orphan drugs and genetic engineering. While Australian companies like CSL Ltd (ASX: CSL) are no slouches when it comes to innovative biotech, the US is typically viewed as the global centre. The dominance of the US market is partly due to the world-renowned US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process and to the size of its customer base. As a result, many companies base themselves in the US for easier access to the process and more efficient ability to distribute and market to US consumers. Global innovators ...
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