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ETF Watch - Mar 29, 2016

This is a guest blog from Jeremy Kwong-Law, CEO of BetterWealth. In the 3 months to 29 Feb 2016, the Australian and global stock market has struggled. The ASX is down -7.3% and the US market is down -8.1%. If you…

Monash Investors recently announced that they are launching a long short, absolute return listed investment company that will list on the ASX in April 2016. Named the Monash Absolute Investment Company (MA1), Monash has been managing a similar strategy as…

After a few years in the investing wilderness, Gold is back! With global sharemarkets seeing the most turmoil since the GFC, primarily driven by worries about Chinese and US growth, Gold is shining again, rising from a low of about US…

2015 certainly was not a year to remember for most investors with global share markets ending the year pretty close to where they started. Nevertheless, last year we put together our Lowest cost ETF portfolio available on the ASX.  This…

In our last post we looked at some of the Listed Investment Companies (LICs) that investors could use to smooth out periods of volatility like global share markets have experienced in the first few weeks of 2016. Today we’re going…

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…

2015 – A year in review

ETF Watch - Dec 23, 2015

Whilst 2015 was a short year for us at ETF Watch (we only launched in November), it was nothing short of huge for the Australian market.  2015 saw 35 new ETFs and 11 new LICs launched.  The growth in ETFs…

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,…

The marketing teams & journos must already be on Christmas holidays because over the last couple of weeks with little fanfare Vanguard and iShares have launched a total of 7 new ETFs on the ASX, with 5 focusing on global…

Getting smart about beta

ETF Watch - Dec 10, 2015

Most market indexes are based purely on weightings by market capitalisation. This means larger funds by 'market cap' make up a higher weighting of the index. Most ETFs follow these market cap indexes.  A search of the ETF Watch fund…

One of the unique differences of Listed Investment Companies (LICs) compared to Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) is their ability to trade at a significant premium or discount to their Net Asset Values (NAVs), also known as Net Tangible Assets (NTAs).…

If you ask a proponent of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) why they like ETFs, without a doubt the conversation will soon move to their low cost nature.  It’s true that the majority of ETFs are more cost effective than alternative…

Welcome to ETF Watch

ETF Watch - Nov 02, 2015

Welcome to ETF Watch.  We are extremely excited to have phase 1 of ETF Watch live and would love to hear your feedback good or bad.  This is a work in progress and it’s only feedback from our users that…

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