FIXED INCOME CLOSED END FUNDS LISTED ON THE ASX – A DIFFERENT VIEWPOINT?

In this post I am going to explore how I think about the new wave of ASX listed fixed income closed end funds (CEFs). To be clear, I am not referring to various fixed income ETFs that are open ended. Regarding the CEFs in this sector, I am not very optimistic from this point in time. Well that is unless you are the fund managers offering them. They are clipping some juicy fees and as a result appear addicted to issuing more shares.

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Guest Post – The ‘Melbourne Cup of LICs’: Our form guide and three favourites

This is a guest post that I thought would be of interest to my readers. It is in the spirit of Melbourne Cup Day, so I will be tempted soon in having my own punt on a LIC trifecta in the comments section at the end (feel free to do the same). Please read below to find out more about the author. (Note I have no affiliation with the below author / business).

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5 FACTORS FOR PROFITING FROM ASX LIC TAKEOVERS AND WIND UPS

Pressure has been mounting on many ASX LICs this year to address issues of sub-par performance and widening discounts to NTA. In some cases this has led to corporate activity in the sector that has subsequently seen strong returns in the shorter term for such LICs.

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Guest Post – How to determine if the trend is your friend

This is a guest post that I thought would be of interest to my readers. Please read below to find out more about the author. (Note I have no affiliation with the below author / business).

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ASX LIC Performance Comparison – Not A Happy FY19

It has been a tough environment for active managers, so I thought I would take a look at a performance comparison of the most popular ASX LICs.

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What If Value Investing Is A Little Bit Dead?

This article was first published by me on Talkmarkets: https://talkmarkets.com/content/stocks–equities/what-if-value-investing-is-a-little-bit-dead?post=214196

I am not sure that it is, but I would like to explore some of the arguments that it may be. I have come across enough articles over the last year or so to suggest it could be broken, or even dead. If it is does that just mean as value investors we may need to tweak our approach slightly?

It has been a hot topic on various reddit value investing forums, so I thought I would weigh in with my 2 cents worth. Are the days of deep value investing working over?

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Have We Learnt Nothing from Investing in Closed End Funds / ASX LICs in the Last 30 Years?

This blog post is referring to a very old study of Closed End Funds (CEFs) that I read this year. CEFs are the equivalent of what Australian investors usually refer to as ASX Listed Investment Companies (LICs). The study discusses in detail the typical life cycle of CEFs. It talks about why they often swing from premium to discount, and then back to NAV in a fickle manner. Continue reading “Have We Learnt Nothing from Investing in Closed End Funds / ASX LICs in the Last 30 Years?”

ASX LICs and Claytons Buybacks

I am not sure where I first read of someone describing a buyback of the “Claytons” variety, but ASX Listed Investment Companies are relevant to this topic. Perhaps I first read about Claytons buybacks here. Since then though it is always in my mind when I look at certain companies release their buyback announcements, especially LICs. Continue reading “ASX LICs and Claytons Buybacks”

VALUE INVESTING READING LINKS FROM FEBRUARY

Some strategies / aspects of investing that may feature more often here are deep value, activism, ASX LICs, special situation, FIRE, dividends, & global asset allocation. Continue reading “VALUE INVESTING READING LINKS FROM FEBRUARY”

VALUE INVESTING READING LINKS FROM JANUARY

Some strategies / aspects of investing that may feature more often here are deep value, activism, ASX LICs, special situation, FIRE, dividends, & global asset allocation. Continue reading “VALUE INVESTING READING LINKS FROM JANUARY”

LIC Investing – 10 factors to check before buying.

A checklist for buying ASX Listed Investment Companies (LICs)

When I look back at my investing mistakes, one common theme is rushing into a new purchase. I find I have usually done better when a number of months pass until I begin accumulating a position in a new idea.

When investing in LICs I try to make sure I have considered numerous factors first. That helps me avoid getting itchy fingers and hitting the buy button quickly. Continue reading “LIC Investing – 10 factors to check before buying.”

Playing Games with LIC Performance Reporting.

A simple game I used to like playing as a kid was spot the difference.

It is not unusual for ASX Listed Investment Companies (LICs) to play their own version of the game. Continue reading “Playing Games with LIC Performance Reporting.”