Stripping Dividends

ASX Education: Dividend Stripping

DIVIDEND STRIPPING A Guide to getting the most out of Dividends – Every six months the results season comes around. Every February and every August and results time is the time to start maximising those relatively huge Australian dividend pay outs. On current forecasts over a third of the top 200 stocks yield more than 6.0%…

Risk and reward

Investment Philosophy

Most fund managers have an Investment Philosophy. For some it is little more than a marketing blurb on their website, for others it is their core. An “Investment Philosophy” for professional fiund managers is required for compliance purposes (compliance with compliance) but it goes beyond that. An Investment Philosophy, whilst it can be updated and…

why ETFs

Why ETFs

  Embarrassingly our ETF portfolio has been outperforming our other portfolios (written on 17th February 2021). It is a revelation that this low-cost, low activity, low stress, low administration, relaxed portfolio, exposed to compounding returns in the Australian market as well as the HACK, FANG, FUEL and S&P 500, is outperforming our Australian stock picking…

Waves of Change – Growth Industries of the Future

You might have seen this. Its a White Paper presentation from Cathie Wood at US Fund Manager Ark Invest (they run a few ETFs listed in the US). Ark Innovation ETF (NYSE:ARKK) Ark Next Generation Internet ETF (NYSE:ARKW) Ark Genomic Revolution ETF (BATS:ARKG) Ark Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF (BATS:ARKQ). The Click Bait headline has…

Results Reactions

Results reactions as of Saturday 13th February 2021 This table shows the performance of stocks since recent results announcements or guidance – stocks are listed in market cap order biggest to smallest: This is some of the research post results this week. Macquarie results – Guidance was typically conservative but the fourth-quarter performance from the…

Marcus Today SMA | January 2021 Update

SMA PERFORMANCE MARCUS TODAY GROWTH SMA (MT0001) Source: Praemium The Marcus Today Growth SMA fell 1.71% in January, falling short of the 0.56% rise in the benchmark S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation index. The Growth SMA has risen 6.41% over the past 12 months – outperforming the 2.69% fall in the benchmark index by 9.10% for the…