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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...

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...

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...

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...

Trading & Investing

What is all the fuss about Dividends?

Many of my clients know how much I love dividends and the franking credits attached to them. So I thought I should go over them again after reading...

Trading & Investing

XTBs: Fintech zeitgeist opens door to corporate bonds

The launch of exchange traded bond funds in the Australian market significantly lagged their equity counterparts. There were a lot of ropes to jump,...

Trading & Investing

What is Fixed Income?

It surprised me to learn that the fixed income market is the largest securities market in the world, eclipsing sharemarkets by a fair margin. But...

Trading & Investing Fintech Innovation

How Acorns 'invest your loose change' app works

My 19 year old son has a beer can next to his bed into which he lobs his loose change. Last week he took it to the bank and excitedly told me it was...

Trading & Investing Industry Talk

The world-leading, next wave of exchange traded investments

I recently published a blog about mFunds. While doing some research on the subject, I spoke to a number of financial advisers and brokers.  One...

Trading & Investing

The rise and rise of Exchange Traded Funds

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) rode into Australia on the coattails of the GFC, when investors had been pummelled by unfriendly investment markets and...

Trading & Investing Industry Talk

5 reasons why mFunds aren’t flourishing

When I started asking financial advisers and brokers if they used mFunds, the most common response was “what’s an mFund?” While that is clearly the...