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When a new ETF launches, standard practice is for an ETF issuer to engage a professional index provider to provide an index that targets the theme or sector that the ETF issuer wishes to target. Actuaries and Investment specialists then…

In a candid chat with Phil Muscatello from the Shares for Beginners Podcast, ETF Watch Founder Steve Bull discusses all things ETFs & LICs. Including his background,  how he came to founding ETF Watch, ETFs & LICs explained in 1…

They may not be a household name, but Pinnacle Investment Management have been quietly becoming a major player in the listed investment space. Listed on the ASX, Pinnacle’s core business model involves taking equity stakes in successful investment managers, and…

Are you ready for FIRE?

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…

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…

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…

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