Don’t launder your good name

Australia’s largest listed company, the (now slightly less) venerable CommBank, can be credited with many things; not least bringing Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and ...
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The top five ETFs and a few to watch

Australians’ love affair with ETFs is far from over. August marked another record, with total market cap breaking the $30 billion barrier. According to ASX data, flows into ...
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Making a market in exchange traded products

Investing in equities is nice and straightforward. Company A issues shares. Investor B buys shares from Investor C. Investor B sells shares to Investor A. Investors can only ...
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MINIs – the pint size portfolio powerhouse

I recently wrote a piece on warrants from the position of knowing very little (or next to nothing) about warrants. The things I know about MINIs relate more to the British car ...
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Blockchain 101: How it works & how it can benefit everyday life

Since my first blog about Blockchain in February last year the world of fintech has continued to innovate and develop. Melbourne is about to become a fintech hub. Bitcoin has ...
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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 fact, the tulip mania of the ...
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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 global move to clean ...
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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 take a look at the industry, ...
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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 Funds will have some ...
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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 spend it on.  Each May they ...
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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 scene. In researching ...
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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 years of bull market, ...
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