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VanEck targets Chinese growth with CNEW

ETF Watch - Feb 16, 2019

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…

2018 ETF & LIC Performance Report

ETF Watch - Jan 11, 2019

Volatility returned with a vengeance in late 2018. In our 2017 reflection post, we talked about 2017 being one of the least volatile on record, with 86% of ETFs & LICs in Australia recording postive performance. A sharp selloff in early…

When we talk about technology companies in Australia, the household names of Google, Apple, Microsoft, Netflix and Amazon come to mind. In the Western world these companies have grown over the last 20 years to dominate tech and become some…

As we touched on in one on of our last posts, 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…

There’s been a slow down in new LIC IPOs in recent times, but 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…

Riding the share market rollercoaster

ETF Watch - Nov 07, 2018

The month of October 2018 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…

The Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (QRI) is open until 13 November 2018. Find out more and download the prospectus here. Whilst equity based Listed Investment Company IPOs have been the flavour of the month in recent times, with 20…

Can you make money from real estate without buying it?

Qualitas Securities - Oct 23, 2018

This is a sponsored post by Qualitas Securities. The Qualitas Real Estate Income Fund (QRI) IPO is currently open. Targeting a return of 8% per annum, QRI will invest in a commercial real estate loan portfolio secured by first and second…

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, with one of Australia’s largest fund managers,…

The Firetrail Absolute Return Limited (FTA) IPO is open unitl 19 October 2018. Find out more and download the prospectus here. One of the first of the late 2018 run of LIC listings, the Firetrail Absolute Return Limited (FTA) IPO…

Three reasons shorting can benefit your investment returns

James Miller - Firetrail Investments - Sep 25, 2018

This is a sponsored post by Firetrail Investments. The Firetrail Absolute Return Limited (FTA) IPO is currently open and is due to close on 19 October 2018. Access more information and participate in the IPO here. Most investors place their…

Here at ETF Watch we love seeing new ETFs launched. None more so than ETFs that attempt to home in on future megatrends. Betashares are targeting one of these megatrends, being Robotics and Artificial Intelligence with their Global Robotics and…

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 and over 30% per annum growth. Recognising this growth, the corporate regulator the Australian Securities &…

In the last couple of years, there has been a proliferation of thematic ETFs launched in Australia, giving investors access to certain themes or niches previously not available to Australian investors. Earlier this year we listed the themes we’d like…

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