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Industry Talk

The Mighty Amazon

We have fielded numerous questions about the impact of Amazon’s imminent entry into the Australian retail market. Given most Australian Superannuation...

The Budget, Super and your Investments

Just like you and I the Government has to work out how much income they are going to earn for the year (taxpayers money) and what they are going to sp...

Klink's Corner Industry Talk Fintech Innovation

Australia's FinTech Industry: Batting above our average ?

As part of attending the launch of Gker, a  new fintech incubator in Shanghai last week, I was asked to give a presentation on the Australian fintech ...

Trading & Investing

Gearing up for Growth

At the peak of the market pre-GFC, RBA data reveals Australian investors held over $40 billion in margin loans – at the end of 2016, despite several y...

Trading & Investing

5 things you might not know about warrants

I must confess that I’m writing this blog from a position of ignorance. Contrary to the adage, it’s not bliss; it makes me uncomfortable to know there...

Trading & Investing Industry Talk Market Updates

Grow Ahead of the Curve

I’ve written a couple of times about the emergence of the Exchange Traded Managed Funds – which to complicate things, have also been going by the moni...

Industry Talk

Ethics & stockbroking in a post FOFA world

My first brush with a lack of ethics in financial advice was some years ago, before I worked in the industry. I’d received an inheritance that was to ...

Industry Talk

Top 3 listed investment trends to watch in 2017

Scrolling through LinkedIn last week, I was shocked by a headline – ‘Passive to overtake active in US by 2024, says Moody’s’. Wowza! A fair chunk of m...

Trading & Investing Fintech Innovation

Social trading: a social approach to trading in the 21st century

Anything with the word social in its name gets my immediate attention. Social investing conjures an image of a group of like-minded people sitting aro...

Trading & Investing Industry Talk Fintech Innovation

Chi-X: securities trading with cutting-edge technology

I was interested to watch John Fildes interviewed by OpenMarkets for a blog in December 2015. When describing the entry of Chi-X to the Australian mar...

Trading & Investing

Own your age in bonds

A rule of thumb coined by John Bogle, founder of global asset manager Vanguard, is that your bond allocation should roughly equal your age. While clea...

Trading & Investing

Managed Accounts: a marathon, not a sprint

Before there were managed accounts there were platforms – largely master trusts and wraps. The earliest, Asgard, has been around since 1985, but it wa...