ETF Securities: FANGs defy rocky market

In hindsight, March 2nd, 2020, as the world started to get to grips with the scale of the global health emergency that was unfolding in the form of the Covid-19 pandemic, was an inauspicious time to launch a new investment…

Examining Pushpay as a small cap holding

Pushpay (ASX: PPH) has just reported its 2020 financial year result. Is it the best small-cap to buy at this share price? What is Pushpay? It is a New Zealand based donation systems and software business for religious, not-for-profits and education providers in…

Capital raisings boost equity market performance

Investing in the latest ASX capital raisings has produced good returns for investors despite the ongoing COVID-19 induced market turmoil. From March 18 to April 27 there were 35 announced raisings seeking a total of $15.4 billion, totalling 13 per…

What Westpac’s impairment charge means for its share price

Significantly higher impairment charges will be a feature of the upcoming interim reporting season for three of the big banks and will continue to rise next financial year. Westpac has announced a large profit hit prior to releasing its official…

The stocks that have been oversold

A leading investment bank has revealed the stocks that have been sold off more than they should have as a result of the continued outbreak of COVID-19. In a report issued last week, UBS identified a valuation gap in a…

ETF economies of scale an important consideration

Investors considering different exchange traded fund options will usually have a better outcome selecting a bigger ETF over a small one, according to new research. Morningstar has analysed the trading history of listed funds and found that big ETFs have…

ASIC spells out ETF crackdown

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission confirmed yesterday that it has notified the ASX and other exchange market operators that it does not want them to admit certain types of funds, while it reviews the exchange traded fund sector. The…