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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.”

Should I invest for franked dividends?, other taxation issues.

Before you go “all-in” on a portfolio full of the highest franked dividend payers on the ASX, read below to consider being diversified from a political and taxation standpoint. Likewise be wary of going “all-in” to other investments based solely on current taxation incentives in place.

When I come across articles about how Australian investors need more diversification it often does not refer to potentially changing tax laws. There is a bit of overlap with these themes but there are different issues to consider.

Continue reading “Should I invest for franked dividends?, other taxation issues.”

ASX INDEX ETFs, LOW FEE GRANDFATHER LICs SIMPLE NOT EASY.

Is there even such a thing as a simple passive investment strategy?

Before rushing into ASX index ETFs or index hugging low fee LICs, there are many behavioural biases to think about. I will explore below what you should think about first to better equip yourself to this popular strategy. 

Firstly, let’s get started early with the obligatory Warren Buffett reference you always come across from any financial article in the media. (Hey at least I didn’t put it in the headline with a huge picture like most do). I consider a key driver behind the popularity of ETFs in recent times is due to media attention given to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire letter in 2013 that discussed a strategy for the trustee for his wife’s inheritance. Continue reading “ASX INDEX ETFs, LOW FEE GRANDFATHER LICs SIMPLE NOT EASY.”