One of the classic maxims is that bigger is better. When it comes to some kinds of investing, the reverse can sometimes be true. Most particularly, recent research of new floats by OnMarket concluded that of the more than 1000 IPOs that have gone through the ASX since 2005, the returns from smaller IPOs have been markedly better than from the big ones.
When it comes to using technology to help retail investors make decisions: if you’re a retail investor in Australia and you’re not using technology to help you out, you are probably missing out.
Do you ever wonder how to get involved in sharemarket Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), but are too afraid to ask? You’re not alone. Almost all Australian workers are in the sharemarket nowadays via their superannuation but if you want to take a more active role in saving for retirement, you should know how the market works.
When it comes to being a successful investor, what are the key rules that you should stick to through thick and thin? For any investor, there are many common pitfalls to building a portfolio of assets, but by following these five rules below, you'll create the best opportunity for gains and limit your losses.
The first half of the year shows that new floats are flying and large caps are struggling. New sharemarket floats in Australia enjoyed an average price increase of almost 34 per cent in the second quarter of 2016.
IPOs are delivering stellar returns to investors, with the average gain on the 21 companies that listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in the second quarter sitting at 33.5%, an impressive outperformance of the S&P/ASX 200, which rose just 3.0%, according to the OnMarket Second Quarter IPO Report.
Where to invest your superannuation savings? There are effectively three main asset classes in which you can decide to put your superannuation. Do you choose shares, property or fixed interest? Here are some of the pros and cons for each.
Industry experts have their say on what the proposed ASX IPO rule changes mean for retail investors. Will retail investors be better off or worse off as a result? Have your say by voicing your opinion.
The Australian Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) market delivered strong gains in May, with returns from companies listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) striking 9.4%, following on from a big 39.4% gain in April, according to a new report, the OnMarket April-May IPO Report 2016.
Ben Bucknell, CEO of OnMarket talks with Take5 for the May newsletter to all our members. Ben talks about the performance of IPOs on the OnMarket platform, the rewards benefits, voting on Join a Campaign, how to bid and an insight into his musical tastes at the end...
Those of us who remember the dot com boom of 1999-2000 will inevitably throw an element of caution into our decision making but these companies are more than just an idea: several of them are actually making real money.
Fintech companies are moving in on traditional financial services providers as their products and services gain popularity, grabbing market share and talent while forcing down costs. Traditional jobs will be lost and even one of the big four banks could disappear, according to a panel of fintech experts who spoke at a recent Future of Finance seminar hosted by OnMarket BookBuilds.
If, like me, you assumed Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison was going to go easy on well-established superannuation savers in the Budget, you likely share my slightly queasy feeling. It turns out we’re more alone that we first thought and that a changing landscape may call for a change in strategy.
How do you create a balanced portfolio? Buy a good selection of growth stocks, mix with yield stocks, add in shares from some Initial Public Offerings, and round out with a few defensive shares.
It's more likely an accident than a conspiracy that two very negative articles ran on the same day but they conveyed the impression that anyone who puts their money into a new float is in for a painful experience and that, moreover, the retail investor requires protection from the myriad of sharks and duds in the new issue market.
Companies that joined the ASX lists in the first quarter returned considerably more than the Top 200 companies - by 6.7 per cent in fact. And first day IPO performance has been markedly better still, with investors who subscribed to those floats having enjoyed an average return of 9.2 per cent. A strong show for the start of the year - the question is, why?
There have been many wonderful 20th Century one-liners quipped, from experts who did well in investing and genuinely wanted to share their wisdom. Keep these insightful pearls of wisdom in mind when thinking about your next investment.
One category of collective investment that’s been powering ahead despite the recent market volatility is the Listed Investment Company, or LIC. LICs have been around for decades. They allow retail investors to get exposure to a wide spread of holdings via one entity that can easily be bought and sold.
Not all IPOs are created equal. If you’re going to put your hard earned cash into the public float of a company, what are the markers of a good investment? Here are 7 questions to ask that will hopefully put you on the plus side of the ledger when the shares actually list on the ASX.
There’s a lot to be said for being a contrarian investor: someone who buys stocks when other investors are scrambling to sell. It’s generally a much better way, long term, to invest, even if there can be moments when you might be racked with self doubt.
It isn't imprudent, considering recent events, to ask yourself: “If I buy shares in an IPO that represents an exit by a private equity group, will I be comprehensively done over?” Statistics indicate that in fact over the long haul, you would be better off actually backing PE exits than avoiding them.
A popular myth is that IPOs are a risky investment strategy compared to buying stock in companies that are already trading. But looking at the numbers, the reality – in 2015 at least – is that IPOs delivered much higher gains than most blue-chips and market indices.
Come on, ‘Straya – it’s time to take the market to the people. From Bondi to Quambone, we’re asking all Australians to #GetOnMarket, because now everyone can invest from anywhere at any time – and on the same terms as the big end of town. We’ll be updating this blog with towns, cities, and places around Australia that are getting OnMarket.
Everyone is asking… how have On-Market BookBuilds’ deals performed for investors? So, we ran the numbers on a buy and hold strategy and the results speak for themselves: if you had invested $10,000 in every transaction we’ve offered to the public since October 2013, you would be 32% better off today.
There was a motley crowd of suits, jeans, and cameras loitering outside a CBD office building at 7:50am on Saturday. All keen participants in the world’s first PolicyHack, put together with impressive efficiency by startup accelerator BlueChilli, the office of the Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy, and lobby group StartupAUS.