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Trading & Investing Fintech Innovation

How APIs are revolutionising the broking industry

Fintech. Innovation. Words that are often used in the same sentence, often by yours truly. Each time I delve into a new part of the fintech...

Trading & Investing What is...? Investment

How blockchain is going to transform CHESS

It was nearly two years ago when I first wrote about blockchain. I was particularly interested in plans announced by ASX around that time to adopt...

Trading & Investing Market Updates Investment

Key Stock Picks 2018

In this report, we outline the key themes which we believe will impact the Australian market in 2018. All else being equal, we expect the Australian...

Trading & Investing Industry Talk Market Updates Fintech Innovation

APAC team attend Hong Kong Forum

Hong Kong is the number one business city in Asia, it is well known for being a business hub for international companies and a major gateway to...

Trading & Investing Industry Talk

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...

Trading & Investing

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...

Trading & Investing

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...

Trading & Investing

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...

Trading & Investing

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...

Trading & Investing

5 things you might not know about warrants

I must confess that I’m writing this blog from a position of ignorance. Contrary to the adage, it’s not bliss; it makes me uncomfortable to know...

Trading & Investing Industry Talk Market Updates

Grow Ahead of the Curve

I’ve written a couple of times about the emergence of the Exchange Traded Managed Funds – which to complicate things, have also been going by the...

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...