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2019 ETF & LIC Performance Report

ETF Watch - Jan 13, 2020

2019 was about as good as it got for equity investors, as benign market conditions and continued low interest rates saw share markets rally. The year started with a recovery from the late 2018 share market correction. The rally literally…

After 2018 finished with a whimper, 2019 more than made up for it in the ETF market. Global markets rallied in 2019 and the popularity of ETFs showed no signs of abating. The ETF market in Australia finished the year…

The period of 2014 to 2018 may be seen as the golden age for LICs. With over 50 LICs launched during the period, most raising many hundreds of millions of dollars. Fund managers scrambled during this period to turn their…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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