active management fees

You get what you don’t pay for

While there is a role for both active and passive investments in portfolios, the impact of relatively small reductions in management fees can compound to large amounts over a lifetime of saving.

grey swans

10 grey swans to watch out for

‘Grey swans’ are surprises that are improbable but more likely to occur than ‘black swans’, and investors should consider the possible impact on their portfolios. Some of these swans will paddle by this year.

LIC performance

Watch premiums and discounts in LICs

Independent Investment Research has released its December Quarter 2016 review of the performance of the 34 LIC’s under its coverage. Understand the premiums and discounts to NTA before investing.

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Reporting season wrap and outlook

Key observations from BTIM’s latest reporting season wrap include: large caps outperforming small caps, companies surprising on capital return, and strategies in disrupted industries showing signs of success.

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ETF industry

Australian ETF industry comes of age

In the sixth annual review of the ETF industry, there is an extraordinary reduction in the average age when investors first use ETFs. It’s a sign of the sustainability of rapid growth.

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