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When we took a look at LIC Net Asset Value (NAV) discounts after LICs reported their February NAV, it was clear the state of the markets was taking its toll. LIC discounts to their underlying NAV had fallen to levels…

Only a few short months ago the burgeoning Fixed Income Listed Investment Trust (LIT) space was the shining light of the LIC/LIT market. As many equity based funds fell to large discounts to their underlying Net Asset Value (NAV), fixed…

ETF Watch founder Steve Bull first met with Phil Muscatello from the Shares for Beginners podcast in October last year to discuss all things ETFs & LICs. Steve caught up with Phil earlier this week to discuss the Coronavirus Crisis…

The Coronavirus crash has unfolded faster than any crash in recent memory. It took almost a year for the GFC to hit the levels of falls so far witnessed since markets peaked on February 20 and everyone's live have change…

Five weeks in to the Coronavirus crash, share markets are down in the vicinity of 35%, whole countries are in war time style lockdowns & Fiscal stimulus and monetary policy dwarfing the efforts of the GFC are being announced globally.…

Listed Investment Companies have an obligation to report their fund’s underlying Net Asset Values on a monthly basis. They must do this within 2 weeks of the end of the month. The latest updates landed on Friday and have now…

It’s been a memorable few weeks for humanity. The Coronavirus pandemic is escalating by the day, with preventative health measures put in place not seen at least by the Western World in most of our lifetimes. Share markets has behaved…

ETF Watch Fear Index heats up

ETF Watch - Mar 12, 2020

In our last post (just 3 days ago), share markets were perilously close to bear market territory (a loss of 20% or more from a market peak). Well we're well and truly past that point now, with the ASX now…

In January and early February as news spread of the worsening Coronavirus pandemic in China, share markets, known for catching a cold at even the slightest sneeze in global activity, surprisingly did not react. The Australian share market continued its…

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…

BetaShares are cementing their position as one of the leading ETF providers in Australia. They now manage roughly a quarter of all ETFs listed on the ASX, and hold $9 Billion of Australia’s $60 Billion ETF market, with only international…

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…

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…

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