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Vanguard gets ethical with VESG and VEFI

ETF Watch - Oct 16, 2018

One does not need to go back far to remember a time where ethical investing was relegated to the fringes and considered an ideology that would impact investing performance. How times have changed. Today we look at Vanguard's new Ethical ETFs. [More]

The Firetrail Absolute Return Limited (FTA) IPO is currently open. Offering access to Firetrail’s Long Short Strategy, the offer is open until 19 October and seeks to raise up to $378m. We take a look at the strategy and the Firetrail offer. [More]

Three reasons shorting can benefit your investment returns

James Miller - Firetrail Investments - Sep 25, 2018

Most investors place their bets on share prices rising. There is a lot less focus placed on shorting, the betting that share prices will decline. Shorting is done by borrowing shares for a small fee, selling them on the market, and then buying... [More]

We love seeing ETFs that attempt to hone in on future megatrends. Betashares are targeting one of these megatrends, being Robotics and Artificial Intelligence with their Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (RBTZ). Today we take a look. [More]

ASIC gives ETFs the thumbs up

ETF Watch - Sep 12, 2018

In a few short years the Australian ETF market has moved from the fringes to the mainstream, now boasting over $40 billion in assets. Recognising this growth, the regulator, ASIC, recently ran a review of the segment. We share their findings. [More]

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Vanguard to launch new ETFs

Financial Standard - Oct 17, 2018

Vanguard Australia is set to list two new exchange-traded funds on the ASX, enabling investment in international small companies and global listed infrastructure. The Vanguard MSCI International Small Companies Index ETF (ASX:VISM) and... [Link]

Listed products: an arsenal of opportunity

Professional Planner - Oct 17, 2018

As recently as a few years ago, attempting to build a well-diversified portfolio across asset classes and strategies using fund vehicles available through the ASX was an impossible task. Today, it is feasible, given the significant and diverse... [Link]

Boutique fund manager Firetrail has pulled its offer for a new listed investment company, citing concerns about a concentrated shareholder base, limited liquidity and a rush of similar raisings in the past 12 months. Firetrail and the long-short... [Link]

The value of Australian exchange-traded products has overtaken the value of listed investment companies for the first time and the market could double the size of its more established cousin within three years if growth continues. [Link]

Flawed ALP plan to hit retirees

The Australian - Oct 15, 2018

Liberal Party stalwart and one of Australia’s most respected chairmen and leading corporate directors, former ANZ and Woodside Petroleum chair Charles Goode, has savaged the ALP’s policy on franking credits arguing it was a “flawed and unfair”... [Link]

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