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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…

The rise and rise of Active ETFs

ETF Watch - Aug 09, 2018

Some time ago we took a look at Exchange Traded Managed Funds or “Active ETFs”. At that time only a handful existed, although it was clear this approach was becoming more popular. We predicted then that we’d see plenty more…

For many investors, their largest store of wealth outside of their family home (if they own one) is their superannuation. With 9.5% of your salary directed to super and the tax incentives attached, super naturally becomes a growing portion of…

Anyone with a passing interest in investing would have come across the Australian Labor Party’s recent announcement to overhaul Australia’s dividend imputation system if elected at the next Federal Election. We steer clear of politics here at ETF Watch, so…

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