Exchange Traded Funds
The CSIRO, Australia’s national
science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the
world, joined forces with four universities to research many aspects of our
superannuation system including investment practices. Their findings and the practical application
of the research can no longer be ignored.
For investors in US moats, March results were moderate reflecting both political and economic uncertainty.
Gold weakened ahead
of the Fed’s March rate hike, but after the 0.25% hike, gold rallied for a
slight gain to end March slightly higher.
banks, like their global counterparts, have had a good run since the US
presidential election. Australian banks however face a number of
headwinds and in response to these challenges have repriced mortgage books but their
risks remain inexorably linked to the Australian housing market and their significant
exposure to household
poses a risk for Australian equity investors as the big 4 banks comprise 29% of
the S&P/ASX 200.
As the exchange traded fund industry gathers momentum in Australia and new investors consider the benefits of ETFs, it is important to understand the most effective ways to invest in ETFs and avoid some simple traps. Here are the golden rules of ETF investing.
of Australian institutional investors will increase their allocation to ETFs in
the future, according to a new survey conducted by VanEck. The survey found over
half (55%) of institutions are currently using ETFs and the majority (56%) plan
to increase their allocation to ETFs in the near future. Of those not currently
using ETFs (45%), over half said they are likely to use ETFs in the future.
A common dictum of global listed infrastructure that when
interest rates and inflation rise these securities underperform. On the
contrary earnings from assets such as toll roads are inflation linked and
utilities often benefit from regulated price increases which shield the return
on assets from the effects of inflation and interest rates.
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