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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...

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 Statista.com, 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...