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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...

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...

Post-retirement, the key focus for investors is generating a sufficient income stream to support their lifestyle. As people are living longer and spending more years in retirement, the challenge is not only making their savings last and meeting this need today but also in generating...

What a good question! And it’s good news not bad… The EIGA share price (but really it’s a unit price) is made up of two things: the value of the underlying shares held by the fund; plus dividend income that has been received by the fund...

That old line that “a week is a long time in politics” was never more true than in the case of Scott Morrison’s surprise election win on May 18. After weeks of argy-bargy about abolishing franking credits for zero taxpayers, as Labor had proposed, in the...

With the unexpected – or as one particular person described it “miraculous” – Coalition election victory, the storm clouds of dividend franking reform have cleared.  So now we can sleep well at night knowing we can bank out franking credits, let’s have a look at...

The Australian sharemarket has this year enjoyed its strongest first quarter since 1991, having shaken off the blues just before Christmas and climbed up 9 per cent to just below where it was at the start of October last year. It’s a dispiriting reality however that...

A holding of the eInvest Future Impact Small Caps Fund(IMPQ) is Meridian Energy (ASX:MEZ). Meridian is a leading gentailer in New Zealand, generating 100% of power from renewable resources. When we have met with the company and continued to remain abreast of its progress, we have...

Warren Buffett’s belief in the miracle of compound interest is only rivalled by his contempt for gold as a protection against runaway deficits and a supposedly worthless currency. The Oracle of Omaha’s 2019 letter to shareholders in his mammoth Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate is the usual folksy...

What genuinely excites me about researching and participating in the selection of investments for the eInvest Future Impact Small Caps Fund is the ability to focus on investments that in some shape or form have the power to alleviate, and potentially address, pressing social and...