Subscribe to get our latest investment news and insights straight to your inbox.

[recaptcha]

Considering the volatile economic and political times we are going through, Australia’s sharemarket turned in a very respectable “steady as she goes” performance in the September quarter of 2019. The all important ASX200 index closed the September quarter at 6688 which was up 0.8 of one...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] IMPQ Monthly Report The Fund finished the month up 2.9% net of fees, outperforming the benchmark by 0.3%. Since inception in May 2019, the Fund has delivered +6.7% return net of fees, outperforming the benchmark by +3.9% p.a...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview The Fund delivered a strong return of 0.7%, including franking credits, in September. This strong performance was driven by a rotation towards value-style stocks, on the back of positive market sentiment, while expensive growth and defensive stocks...

The growth in passive index investing has been driven by two fundamental facts:  lower management fees and better performance. According to S&P’s annual SPIVA survey: “In 2018, apart from the Australian mid- and small-cap funds, the majority of Australian funds did not outperform their respective benchmarks and...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview Macroeconomic concerns saw global markets fall in August, with the S&P500 -1.8%, FTSE 100 -5.0%, Nikkei 225 -3.8% and the Shanghai Composite -1.6%. The Australian market also fell, finishing the month -2.3%, despite the reporting season seeing...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] IMPQ Monthly Report IMPQ finished the month down -0.7% net of fees, although outperforming the benchmark by 3.2%. Since inception in May 2019, the Fund has delivered a +3.8% p.a. return net of fees, outperforming by +3.7% p.a....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] IMPQ Monthly Report The eInvest Future Impact Small Caps fund (IMPQ) finished the month up 3.3% net of fees, underperforming by 1.2% the very strong benchmark return of 4.5%. Positive contributors this month included Calix Ltd (+25.2%), Ooh!...

Investors have a bad habit of doing the wrong thing in the wake of sharemarket lurches such as the one we are experiencing, basing their reaction on gut instinct rather than logic. Newspapers will blare “billions wiped off markets” and nervous investors will obey their overriding...

30 June marked the end of the 2019 financial year and what a good year for generating income from the stockmarket it was for us! While Australian companies have traditionally been generous dividend-payers relative to most overseas markets, this was a step up in the...