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LIC Investing – 10 factors to check before buying.

A checklist for buying ASX Listed Investment Companies (LICs)

A list of 10 factors to check as a guide when to buy, scroll down for further explanations on each.

1) Discount / Premium to NTA

2) Management Expenses and ALL other costs

3) Performance Track Record

4) Investment Style

5) Alignment of management’s interest with shareholders

6) Ownership Structure

7) Investment Management Agreement (IMA)

8) Size of the LIC

9) Future Dividend Capacity

10) Marketing / Reporting of the LIC

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 IN ASX LICs VS MANAGED FUNDS?

I often mention to other investors that looking for opportunities in the ASX Listed Investment Company (LIC) sector has been a significant part of my strategy.

A reaction I have had on several occasions from them is to bring up an example of a LIC boasting great performance figures.

Continue reading “SHOULD I INVEST IN ASX LICs VS MANAGED FUNDS?”

Investing in global LICs at IPO stage & brief thoughts on WAM Global.

Author’s note: In compiling this article I have used data as at 25th April, 2018.

Recently I was checking out Morphic Ethical Equities Fund (MEC) and observed how fickle the premium / discount to NTA can behave. It is almost one year since listing and this type of pattern I see quite often in new LICs. Continue reading “Investing in global LICs at IPO stage & brief thoughts on WAM Global.”

DANGER IN LICs?

I came across a couple of articles in the last week or so that reminded me we are indeed in buoyant times with regards to the appetite for new LICs, reminding me about the times just before about 2005. This eventually spelled trouble for many as they were hit with widening discounts to NTA after the GFC. Continue reading “DANGER IN LICs?”