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Trading & Investing

A limited option? How & why the options landscape has changed in Australia

Although the Australian options market as we know it commenced operations in February 1976, options have been around for many hundreds of years. In...

Trading & Investing

The disruptive world of lithium

The long term drivers of lithium look very promising with the inevitable increase of electric vehicles (EV) given government incentives/policies, the...

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The world of medical cannabis

I have recently had a lot of people asking me if they should buy a Medical Marijuana company in their Super Fund so I thought we should initially...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...