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Vanguard’s Australian Shares Fund (VAS) remains on of the largest ETFs available in Australia. Vanguard Australian Shares High Yield Fund (VHY) is their second biggest local ETF. The funds are quite different. We take a look. [More]

Vanguard gets active with VMIN and VVLU

ETF Watch - May 28, 2018

Vanguard Investments have recently launched a couple of Active ETFs with a difference. VVLU and VMIN use quantitative models to help with investment selection, providing active investing at a passive cost. We take a look. [More]

The rise of ETFs has brought low cost investing to the masses. Betashares have set a new benchmark for low cost, with their Australia 200 Fund, designed to track the broad Australian share market, with management costs of 0.07%pa. We take a look. [More]

Blackrock Australia has recently announced that they will be converting 14 of their iShares US domiciled ETFs to Australian domiciled ETFs, removing the pesky W8-BEN form as a requirement for investors in these products. They are also closing 5 ETFs. [More]

Recently I was checking out Morphic Ethical Equities Fund (MEC) and observed how fickle the premium / discount to NTA can behave. This type of pattern I see quite often in new LICs. I take a look at some recent global LIC IPO performance. [More]

It was only a matter of time until Wilson Asset Management joined the global LIC space. They've just launched their latest IPO, WAM Global Limited, raising up to $550m. The offer is open until 8 June 2018. We take a look. [More]

Gryphon Capital Investments are currently raising up to $350m for their new Listed Investment Trust (LIT), Gryphon Capital Income Trust (GCI). GCI is a fixed income focused product with monthly distributions. We take a brief look. [More]

For most investors, super is a significant source of their wealth. More investors are looking to take more control of their super, including investing in ETFs and LICs. Today we have a look at the funds that allow you to invest in these investments. [More]

VanEck joins Ethical ETF realm with ESGI

ETF Watch - Mar 27, 2018

One of the emerging themes in investing is the desire for many investors to invest in line with their own ethical beliefs. VanEck recently launched the VanEck Vectors MSCI International Sustainable Equity ETF (ESGI). We take a look at the fund. [More]

The Australian Labor Party last week announced changes to the dividend imputation system if they win the next election. This will impact many low tax paying investors, particularly LIC investors. We have a look at how LICs would be affected. [More]

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