A checklist for buying ASX Listed Investment Companies (LICs) shares
A list of 10 factors to check as a guide when to buy, scroll down for further explanations on each. (Written first a few years ago but still relevant for ASX LICs in 2021 & 2022 I feel!).
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Is the new Wilson LIC, WAM Strategic Value (ASX:WAR) a buy?
Whilst WAM Capital has proven form using the underlying investment strategies planned for this new LIC, there are a few reasons why I would be cautious about jumping in. The performance fee is high, opportunities for this overall strategy have dried up somewhat compared to last year, and then there are the usual potential issues of buying LICs at IPO.
Continue reading “WHICH LICs WILL WAM GO TO WAR ON? WAM STRATEGIC VALUE REVIEW (ASX:WAR)”
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.
(post written first in 2019 and updated slightly for 2021, maybe the lessons are still not being learnt!)
Continue reading “Have We Learnt Nothing from Investing in Closed End Funds / ASX LICs in the Last 30 Years?”
Here are 10 investing podcasts that are useful for Australian share market investors in 2021
These are the 10 investing podcasts that I tended to listen to mostly in 2020, and will no doubt provide some good content in 2021. This is from the perspective of an Australian investor that mostly focuses on picking stocks on the ASX. You can however find many good podcasts here for investors all around the globe.
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At first glance this blog post might appear to be only relevant to Contrarian Value Fund Ltd (ASX:CVF) and Global Value Fund Ltd (ASX:GVF) shareholders. I thought it was worth posting though because all LIC investors generally should ideally make themselves aware about certain issues. Part of the attraction for a fund manager launching a LIC is it is very “sticky” AUM revenue. Investors cannot redeem their funds like the traditional open-end managed fund structure. This “stickiness” of AUM fee revenue for the fund manager can often usually last for a decade whereby many Investment Management Agreements (IMAs) set their terms at 10 years.
Continue reading “ASX LICs AND IMA TERMINATION FEES – GLOBAL VALUE INVESTING”
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.
Continue reading “5 FACTORS FOR PROFITING FROM ASX LIC TAKEOVERS AND WIND UPS”
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
Is value investing dead in 2021?
My conclusion is value investing has died to a small extent as it pertains to taking quantitative screening tools and using them to pick out large cap shares in well covered developed markets.
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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.”
Sometimes personally I feel the answer is no to both.
My digital detox I mentioned in early June had mixed success. I did get away from the smart phone and read some investment books, well via an iPad anyway, that I look forward to discussing more later. Working for myself requires plenty of discipline that I am still learning about and yet to fully master. I have done ok in this aspect but there is much improvement to be had. Continue reading “Is technology improving our productivity? Is that where we should invest?”