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Locking the public out of IPOs

Locking the public out of IPOs

Posted by Andrew Main 20 Oct 2016

It’s a weird situation out there at the moment for individuals who invest in new sharemarket floats, with the floats themselves going very well but with the prospect of a change in ASX’s listing rules coming down the pipe that could make life harder for them.

OnMarket Third Quarter IPO Report

OnMarket Third Quarter IPO Report

Posted by OnMarket BookBuilds 10 Oct 2016

Australian Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) significantly outperformed the broader share market in the third quarter of 2016, with the average gain on the 24 companies which listed on ASX striking 28.2%, an impressive outperformance over the S&P/ASX 200, which returned 3.9%

How do you make decisions about which shares to buy?

How do you make decisions about which shares to buy?

Posted by Andrew Main 06 Oct 2016

Choosing whose advice to take when making investments is difficult – there are plenty of options and many with an opinion they are willing to share. 

Five questions to ask when you are shown an IPO prospectus

Five questions to ask when you are shown an IPO prospectus

Posted by Andrew Main 22 Sep 2016

It’s important to figure out whether a company that is about to list is a good investment proposition. Here are five questions to ask when you are presented with a Prospectus.

A new trend in superannuation contributions

A new trend in superannuation contributions

Posted by Andrew Main 08 Sep 2016

There’s a worrying new trend happening in superannuation that no one seems to have noticed: the amount of post tax money that Self Managed Super Fund savers have been putting away was approximately 10 per cent lower in the June quarter 2016 than it was in the same quarter last year.

OnMarket August Monthly IPO Report

OnMarket August Monthly IPO Report

Posted by OnMarket BookBuilds 31 Aug 2016

The Australian Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) market gained momentum in August, with the 10 companies which listed raising $1.2 billion and returning an average 34.1%, according to a new report, the OnMarket August IPO Report 2016.

Why investing in every IPO is a great strategy

Why investing in every IPO is a great strategy

Posted by Andrew Main 26 Aug 2016

If you’re only going to buy into one IPO, there’s inevitably some risk, but if you buy into more than one, the risk drops away dramatically. To be specific, if you’d bought into every IPO in Australia in 2016 you’d have enjoyed an average 17 per cent return on the first day.

How to keep your investments liquid and make a great return

How to keep your investments liquid and make a great return

Posted by Andrew Main 19 Aug 2016

When you’re investing your own money it’s important to stay liquid. Shares are a great alternative to property investing and cash. When considering investing in shares, it’s important to note that IPOs have outperformed the general sharemarket.

Bigger is not always better

Bigger is not always better

Posted by Andrew Main 11 August 2016 @ 4:00PM

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.

5 investment tools that I can't live without

5 investment tools that I can't live without

Posted by Andrew Main 29 July 2016 @ 11:00AM

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.

4 IPOs that have returned over 1000%

4 IPOs that have returned over 1000%

Posted by Andrew Main 26 July 2016 @ 11:00AM

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.

5 rules for successful investing

5 rules for successful investing

Posted by Tim Eisenhauer 22 July 2016 @ 10:00AM

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 best performing sector in the sharemarket. It's not what you think

The best performing sector in the sharemarket. It's not what you think

Posted by Andrew Main 20 Jul 2016

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.

OnMarket Second Quarter IPO Report 2016

OnMarket Second Quarter IPO Report 2016

Posted by OnMarket 12 Jul 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 should you put your savings?

Where should you put your savings?

Posted by Andrew Main 30 Jun 2016

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.

ASX IPO Rule Changes – are retail investors to be worse off?

ASX IPO Rule Changes – are retail investors to be worse off?

Posted by Andrew Main 24 Jun 2016

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.

IPO Market Soars to Life in May and April, with Strong Returns

IPO Market Soars to Life in May and April, with Strong Returns

Posted by Tim Eisenhauer 09 June 2016 @ 4:00PM

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.

OnMarket CEO takes on Take5

OnMarket CEO takes on Take5

Posted by Simon Cheatham 01 June 2016 @ 10:00AM Videos

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...

Don't be put off by tech floats as long as you understand what they do

Don't be put off by tech floats as long as you understand what they do

Posted by Andrew Main 30 May 2016 @ 10:00AM

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.

Fintechs to shape the future of finance

Fintechs to shape the future of finance

Posted by Tim Eisenhauer 26 May 2016

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.

Budget 2016: How to adjust your super strategy

Budget 2016: How to adjust your super strategy

Posted by Andrew Main 13 May 2016

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.

4 types of stocks everyone needs to own

4 types of stocks everyone needs to own

Posted by Andrew Main 04 May 2016 @ 9:00AM

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.

Why you shouldn't believe everything you read about IPOs

Why you shouldn't believe everything you read about IPOs

Posted by Andrew Main 28 April 2016 @ 12:00PM

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.

Why do new floats outperform?

Why do new floats outperform?

Posted by Andrew Main 14 April 2016 @ 12:00PM

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?

These 6 quotes will help improve your finances

These 6 quotes will help improve your finances

Posted by Andrew Main 10 Apr 2016

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. 

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