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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...

As Father’s day approaches this weekend, the eInvest team made a realisation. Our Dad influenced each of our first investments. It seems that we don’t just inherit our Dad’s hair colour, height or football team, but we often inherit our Dad’s values, ideas and approaches when...

The US yield curve inversion – an indicator of recession or not? In a word, not. There are clearly issues in the world. A recession may hit the global economy more quickly than some expect. Nonetheless, the long-lived influence of global central bank policies on...

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...

We live in a complicated and interconnected world. The same values that can drive an investment decision also naturally influence other areas of our lives. Appreciating art has helped me identify what I value, and realised that it has also reflected in my investing style....

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...

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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...

eInvest, a distributor of exchange traded managed fund solutions, has launched Australia’s first actively managed ESG exchange traded fund (ETF).  The new fund, eInvest Future Impact Small Caps Fund (IMPQ) is also Australia’s first Small Cap Active ESG ETF and is managed by affiliate, Perennial Value Management. The...