Five Global Risks to Watch

28 May 2018 The global economic upswing is expected to remain in place for now which is good news for growth assets. But there are still plenty of downside risks to the growth outlook. We explore five key areas we are watching. Introduction We remain positive around the outlook for the global economy over the
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Types of Exchange Traded Products

Exchange traded products (ETPs) are traded on the stock exchange just like shares, which provide investors with benefits including ease of buying and selling, competitive cost, and diversification. Investors now have access to a greater diversity of ETPs, with four major types of ETP structures now trading on the ASX. Listed Investment Companies (LICs) LICs
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What are the risks of an Australian recession?

Key points Australia’s two key economic vulnerabilities are i) the housing market and ii) the dependence on Chinese growth for commodity demand. Vulnerabilities leave an economy exposed to downside shocks which could led to a recession. Dwelling price growth may be hit by interest rate hikes and a boom in the new supply of homes.
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The rising demand of energy is presenting investment opportunities

11 October 2017 World energy demand is expected to grow at an annual rate of 1% over the next 25 years. While renewable energy use will continue to grow, fossil fuels will remain the principal energy source. However, natural gas is the fastest growing fossil fuel and coal will continue to lose market share. This
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4 reasons why listed real estate is now safer if a downturn hits

    10 January 2017 Jamie O’Donnell Portfolio Manager / Analyst, Global Listed Real Estate In the last five years, those clients who were invested in the listed real estate sector have benefited from strong total returns. Notably, global listed real estate has outperformed the majority of other asset classes for eleven of the last
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