Tag: Is AFIC a good investment?

LIC Investing – 10 factors to check before buying.

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 LICs to play their own version of the game. Continue reading “Playing Games with LIC Performance Reporting.”

The other side to the older, low fee LICs.

Advantages well documented from the likes of the Barefoot Investor and financial media in general.

The positives of the older, low fee LICs I feel are very well known and covered. They have usually got a good run in the financial press from the likes of the Barefoot Investor, and deservedly so. I personally think they have been excellent investment products for so many for such a long time. I particularly like the positive influence they have had on investors helping them with the behavioural aspects. i.e. sticking the course and seeing the benefits of compounding, highlighting dividend returns and benefits from not overtrading, including taxation benefits.

Now for the other side..

Now for the section where I might receive some negative feedback!

Continue reading “The other side to the older, low fee LICs.”

Is your portfolio diversified from our politicians?

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.

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