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When we talk about tech companies in Australia, the household names of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Netflix and Amazon come to mind. However, there's a whole raft of huge Asian tech companies servicing the world and their own markets. We take a look. [More]

Global share markets have quickly moved from bull markets to bear markets over the last few months, with the Australian share market now sitting at 12 month lows. We thought its time to take a look at how LIC Net Asset Values have compared to prices. [More]

In what may be the last opportunity this year, Cadence Capital are currently raising capital for their Cadence Opportunities Fund (CDO). Raising up to $200m, the CDO IPO is due to close on 13 December 2018. Below we take a brief look at the offer. [More]

Riding the share market rollercoaster

ETF Watch - Nov 07, 2018

The month of October saw volatility return to global share markets. With fairly benign conditions for a few years now, it did not take long for doom and gloom headlines to dominate as markets fell by anywhere from 10 – 20%. We look at what happened. [More]

Today we take a look at the latest LIC IPO, one that focuses on the unique asset class of commercial real estate finance. The Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (QRI) IPO is open until 13 November 2018, and aims to raise up to $500m. [More]

Can you make money from real estate without buying it?

Qualitas Securities - Oct 23, 2018

Buying property isn’t the only way to gain exposure. In fact, real estate debt can provide strong returns and capital preservation for investors, regardless of property price movements. There’s no doubt Australian investors have a love affair with... [More]

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]

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