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The LIC revival: what you need to know

The LIC revival: what you need to know

Posted by Andrew Main 31 March 2016 @ 10:00AM

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.

7 tips for investing in IPOs

7 tips for investing in IPOs

Posted by Tim Eisenhauer 24 Mar 2016

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.

The case for contrarian investing

The case for contrarian investing

Posted by Andrew Main 17 Mar 2016

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.

Private equity exits: to invest or not to invest?

Private equity exits: to invest or not to invest?

Posted by Andrew Main 03 March 2016 @ 12:00PM

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.

How IPOs brought home the bacon in 2015

How IPOs brought home the bacon in 2015

Posted by Alex Galin 09 Feb 2016

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.

Hey 'Straya, get OnMarket!

Hey 'Straya, get OnMarket!

Posted by Alex Galin 25 January 2016 @ 5:00PM

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.

32% average returns (that's anything but average!)

32% average returns (that's anything but average!)

Posted by Ben Bucknell 30 Dec 2015

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.

A View From Inside The World's First PolicyHack

A View From Inside The World's First PolicyHack

Posted by Alex Galin 20 October 2015 @ 2:53PM Miscellaneous

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.

"This is the app that Malcolm launched"

"This is the app that Malcolm launched"

Posted by Alex Galin 09 October 2015 @ 1:12PM Miscellaneous OMB News

It was a very, very big day. We are honoured that the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, launched OnMarket to a room full of our fintech colleagues and friends. It was standing room only, and with over 200 in attendance there was a palpable buzz in the room.

VIDEO: Have you ever been rejected?

VIDEO: Have you ever been rejected?

Posted by OnMarket 07 Oct 2015

Bob Dylan did it in the first ever music video, INXS did it in the 80's, OnMarket have now done it in Fintech ... have you ever been rejected?

Wise up Gen Y!

Wise up Gen Y!

Posted by Alex Galin 05 October 2015 @ 11:00AM Investing Insights Miscellaneous

We are the mattress stuffing generation and it’s time to change our habits. We have become so good at saving and so judicious about spending that we put our parents’ generation to shame.

Nick Motteram speaks to OpenMarkets about ASX BookBuild

Nick Motteram speaks to OpenMarkets about ASX BookBuild

Posted by Alex Galin 28 September 2015 @ 11:00AM

Nick Motteram, Managing Director of OnMarket BookBuilds, explains to OpenMarkets what ASX BookBuild is all about and how it works.

OpenMarkets, a strong supporter of ASX BookBuild, is an independent technology stockbroker that specialises in execution only broker services for trading on the Australian markets.  

A Vote of Confidence in ASX BookBuild From the UK Government

A Vote of Confidence in ASX BookBuild From the UK Government

Posted by Simon Cheatham 28 January 2015 @ 8:48AM OMB News

UK recommends ASX BookBuild as the best way to sell down government assets.

The UK Myners Inquiry into the Royal Mail IPO has issued a ringing endorsement of ASX BookBuild in its final report.

5 Reasons Why Tech Is Not Partying Like It's 1999

5 Reasons Why Tech Is Not Partying Like It's 1999

Posted by Alex Galin 18 December 2014 @ 10:50AM Miscellaneous

Recently, 17 years after the dotcom boom and in the context of a growing technology sector, questions have been raised about whether or not we find ourselves - once again - in a tech bubble. We don’t think so, and here are 5 reasons why.

Protecting Retail Investors: Fear, Folly, or Injustice?

Protecting Retail Investors: Fear, Folly, or Injustice?

Posted by Alex Galin 28 November 2014 @ 2:12PM Investing Insights

The recommendations from Australia's first financial inquiry in 17 years is due into Treasurer Joe Hockey’s office this weekend. David Murray, former CEO of CBA and Chairman of the Future Fund, could change the landscape for retail investors and small shareholders.

The Myth of Bookbuilding

The Myth of Bookbuilding

Posted by Alex Galin 14 November 2014 @ 12:10PM Miscellaneous

The Holy Grail for any company issuing new equity is to build a book of investors who understand the company, support the company, and will stick around for more than a week.

The Techformation of ASX

The Techformation of ASX

Posted by Alex Galin 14 Nov 2014

As investors look to diversify from struggling resources stocks, the technology sector is increasingly becoming a preferred destination for Australian capital.

Boards Beware: Shareholders at the Gate

Boards Beware: Shareholders at the Gate

Posted by Alex Galin 10 October 2014 @ 1:32PM Miscellaneous

You can be sure you will be watched closely not only by your shareholders, but also by those who represent them - particularly when issuing new equity or buying and selling assets. Best practice corporate governance and a sharp eye on duty of care obligations are a must.

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