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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...

Industry Talk

Blockchain: the next revolution in financial services?

  Fintech. Disruption. Transformation. The hyperbole surrounding the technological leaps in the financial services industry (among others) is...

Trading & Investing

5 must-have apps for trading in 2016

Millions of people use millions of apps every day. According to, at July 2015, Android users had more than 1.6 million apps to choose...

Trading & Investing Market Updates

What to expect for our markets in 2016

What a year 2015 has been…We started the year with Greece defaulting AGAIN….Things were on the way up in Oz in February, as the RBA signalled that...

Trading & Investing Klink's Corner Industry Talk

The Trader of Tomorrow

2015 has been a watershed year in regards to the way financial markets are traded. Computer automation has well and truly taken hold in most modern...

Trading & Investing

What is Chi-X and how does it work?

Chi-X Australia has come a long way since its launch in November 2011.  As Australia's first alternative trading venue to the ASX, it began with a...

Industry Talk

What will the broker of the future look like?

When I started out in financial services a little over 20 years ago, it was with a blue chip Collins Street broking house. It charged its retail...

Klink's Corner Industry Talk

Why ASX's monopoly on Clearing is hurting our financial services industry

We live in a country that prides itself on giving people a ‘fair go’, where competition is encouraged, regulated and enforced, and where the...

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