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2016 Australian Robo Adviser Roundup

ETF Watch - Dec 09, 2016

Also known as Automated Investing, Robo Advice has been a Fintech buzz word for the last 12 months or so. Today we’re going to take a look at what Robo Advice is, and who the players are in the Australian market. [More]

Mergers, Acquisitions and wind-ups in the LIC sector

Steve Green from stevegreeny.com - Nov 28, 2016

LIC managers in the Australian equities market rarely invest in LICs run by rival fund managers. There may be a little pride involved in this attitude, but is it appropriate? Steve Green looks at those managers who exploit this opportunity. [More]

For those looking for exposure to the broad Australian market, there’s 3 funds which dominate this space, these being iShares S&P/ASX 200 ETF (IOZ), SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Fund (STW) and Vanguard Australian Shares Index (VAS). We take a look at each. [More]

Following the best investors & small market inefficiencies in LICs

Steve Green from stevegreeny.com - Nov 06, 2016

If you were at a barbeque with some investors with great results, you would be tempted to ask what they have been buying and listen very carefully to their answer right? Yet at times LIC managers tell us this and the market is late in acting. [More]

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Fund managers are divided on whether listed investment company disclosure requirements are sufficient, as some LICs wait a full two weeks after the end of the month to update investors even though daily pricing is within reach of most managers. [Link]

Stock markets have a new purpose. Once devoted to trading stocks and setting their prices, they are now the venue for buying and selling something other than shares: exchange traded funds. ETFs are taking over markets. [Link]

Disgruntled investors in three Aurora listed funds have failed in their bid to replace the responsible entity after the fund management firm issued more shares ahead of the unitholder vote. In a highly unusual extraordinary general meeting... [Link]

ETMF $900m industry to double

Money Management - Dec 05, 2016

The exchange traded managed funds' (ETMF) $900 million industry is set to double over the next 18 months, amid growing demand for active management at low costs, according to Australian fund manager, BetaShares. [Link]

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2016 Australian Robo Adviser Roundup

We take a look at what Robo Advice is, and who the players are in the Australian market.

Australian index ETF showdown: IOZ, STW & VAS compared

The 3 heavyweights of the Australian index ETFs share many similarities but some subtle differences. We take a look.

Digging deep into Australian listed Gold ETFs

The Gold ETFs available on the ASX and how they differ.