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Aussie Firebug - Oct 12, 2019

This is a guest post from Aussie Firebug. Aussie Firebug is a leading commentator on the Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE) movement in Australia. Check out his blog here. You’ve probably heard of financial independence (FI) before, but usually, that’s…

When VGI Partners listed their first LIC, VGI Partners Global Investments (VG1) in 2017, investors scrambled to gain access to their successful global strategy, with the fund raising over $500 million, overnight becoming one of Australia’s largest LICs. Since listing,…

Until recently, Australian ETF investors looking for exposure to the burgeoning Indian economy could only access it through broad based emerging markets ETF, of which there are a number of options available. However, with India making up on average just…

Without a doubt, two of the success stories over the last 5 years in the listed funds space have been Listed Investment Companies (LICs) and Actively Managed ETFs. In the last 5 years the LIC space has more than doubled,…

The 2019 Financial Year was certainly a year of two halves. Global selloffs saw share markets fall anywhere from 10-20% in late 2018, bringing doom and gloom back into the market. However, almost as if a switch was flicked on…

When the ETF market closed in on $40 billion last financial year, we knew it was only a matter of time until the $50 billion milestone was hit. Rounding out the 2019 Financial Year, the milestone was hit last month,…

When Betashares launched their Australia 200 ETF (A200) a little over a year ago, they broke new ground in index investing in Australia. With fees of 0.07% per annum, it was the lowest cost Australian focused ETF by far, at…

When we took a look at the impacts that Labor’s proposed changes to franking credits were having on LIC Net Asset Value discounts, Labor were at near unbackable favourites to win the election. We thought it was only a matter…

Launching their first Active ETF last year, eInvest is a relatively new name in the world of ETFs. However the company behind eInvest are one of the largest largest fund managers, Perennial, who manage of $5 billion in funds. eInvest’s…

Australia’s heading to the polls in what some are calling the most boring election campaign for decades. However, for share market investors it certainly isn’t boring, with key policy differences between the two parties likely to influence portfolio construction in…

When Vaneck recently launched the currency hedged version (QHAL) of the Veneck Vectors MSCI World ex Australia Quality ETF (QUAL), we thought it timely to take a look at the strategy and its points of difference. At $530m in size,…

This post was first published on the Sharesight Blog. Sharesight is a great way  to track the performance of your ETFs, LICs, Shares and more. Signup for 2 months free access. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have moved from the investing…

There was a time, not so long ago, when LIC new issues were a monthly event. Times have quickly changed, with a number of new LICs missing their capital raising targets in the second half of last year, combined with…

There’s no doubt Australia’s prosperity in recent times is linked to the rise of China from developing nation to global powerhouse. China’s demand for Australia’s raw materials to catch up on 100 years worth of infrastructure builds in a short…

What’s troubling global markets?

Six Park - Jan 18, 2019

Despite heightened market volatility, positive fundamentals still outweigh the uncertainties causing angst for investors and the media. That’s the view of Six Park’s Investment Advisory Committee (IAC), which met in late 2018 to review global trading conditions and the group’s asset…

Looking back at ETFs in 2018

ETF Watch - Jan 17, 2019

As reported in our last post, 2018 was a turbulent year for investors, with falls in the latter half of the year seeing more losers than winners on the ETF front. Share price movements, although painful to investors in 2018…

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