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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. 

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.

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