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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…

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…

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’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…

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…

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,…

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 &…

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