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 many were questioning the ...
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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 first reason mFunds aren’t ...
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Blockchain: the next revolution in financial services?

  Fintech. Disruption. Transformation. The hyperbole surrounding the technological leaps in the financial services industry (among others) is gathering apace. Globally, ...
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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 from, Apple users a mere 1.5 ...
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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 further rate cuts are on its ...
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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 industries, automating ...
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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 little as 8 tradeable stocks ...
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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 clients a sizable commission ...
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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 government body responsible for ...
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