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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.