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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 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…

2017 ETF & LIC Performance Report

ETF Watch - Jan 15, 2018

Investors may look back on 2017 as a year of remarkably low volatility. As the world digested events like Brexit, the leader of the free world's erratic ways and the emergence of Bitcoin mania, equity markets marched forward unhindered by what was…

In a period which included shocks like Brexit and the Trump election win, equity markets performed surprisingly well in the 2017 Financial Year, with the Australian market up around 14% including dividends and global markets up around 20%. Most investors…

2016 ETF and LIC Performance Report

ETF Watch - Jan 15, 2017

Below we have listed the performance of all of the ETFs and LICs that we follow at ETF Watch in the 2016 calendar year. Only funds which were available on 1 January 2016 have been included. An end of year share…

2016 has certainly started with a bang. As we write this the ASX is down around 8% for the year, some advisers are telling their clients to sell everything and the most fear and panic we’ve seen for a number…

As we wrote about in our last post, 2015 was a huge year for ETFs and LICs in Australia, with a total of 46 new products launched, and the total pool of funds sitting in these products growing by around…

One of the biggest LIC IPOs of the year, Absolute Equity Performance Fund Ltd (AEG) today had its first day of trading on the ASX. Raising $100m capital, the IPO was reportedly 3-4 times oversubscribed. Whilst the fund is new,…

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