A recent AFR article reminded me once again about how ASX LIC performance fees are a very nice deal for the fund managers. The article quite rightly posed questions about how they are free to choose whatever benchmark they like. Then why they sometimes are rewarded substantially when the shareholders go backwards, and why there is no standardised format to present what their performance numbers actually are.
In fact it, is due to the issue of ASX LICs choosing all sorts of variations in performance reporting methods that I wanted to explore some LICs in particular. Have they earnt performance fees way out of line with the results they have achieved?
Continue reading “ASX LIC PERFORMANCE FEES L1 CAPITAL, THORNEY, WAM CAPITAL, VGI PARTNERS”
The objective you hear from many value investors is to buy $1 of assets for 50 cents. The headline I used here is the opposite, what we should be avoiding.
Trading in a couple of wind-up situations I have observed this year has left me scratching my head. It has looked to me like investors paying around $1 for 50 cents of cash!
Continue reading “PAYING $1 FOR 50 CENTS WORTH OF ASSETS?”
I expect on balance discounts on LICs to continue to contract in 2021, mainly due to a lack of supply. It is therefore no surprise that I am not expecting a great deal of LIC IPO activity next year. There was controversy surrounding sales commissions and LIC IPOs that got plenty of attention in 2019. (This was after a flood of new issuance in the few years prior, with many poor performers). For this reason, I do not think financial planners and investors have great appetite yet to take the plunge into new closed end fund products.
Continue reading “ASX LIC TRENDS FOR 2021 IN TERMS OF DISCOUNTS / PREMIUMS & POTENTIAL IPOs”
Should Australian Leaders Fund Limited (ASX:ALF), Contango Income Generator Ltd (ASX:CIE) & Thorn Group Ltd (ASX:TGA) wind up most of their operations and return cash to shareholders?
For full disclosure I own shares in (ASX:ALF) and (ASX:TGA) at the time of writing. I do NOT own shares in (ASX:CIE).
Continue reading “SHOULD ASX LICs / COMPANIES WIND UP AND DO THEY HAVE THE RIGHT “SKIN IN THE GAME”?”
Best undervalued stocks ASX for 2020
Well you might have to scroll until the end to see my two cents worth in regard to the above questions.
Also scroll to the end of this long post if you just want to see my Pearler Invest Review.
Continue reading “SHOULD I BUY ASX SHARES NOW?”
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 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?”
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.
Continue reading “LIC Investing – 10 factors to check before buying.”
Around late September it struck me that some investors buying WAM Capital (ASX:WAM) & WAM Leaders (ASX:WLE) may not have considered some alternatives. Was there potentially cheaper back door entries into these stocks available? Continue reading “WHICH WAM LEADERS TO FOLLOW, SPECIAL SITUATION INVESTING & APW”