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Inflation is re-emerging and may have major implications for financial markets. MST Marquee Senior Analyst Craig Woolford says it may be beneficial for listed retailers, but investors should tread carefully.
Private equity is playing an increasingly mainstream role in financial markets as investors look for diversification away from highly priced public markets. As demand grows retail investors are likely to see more opportunities to participate in a market that has previously been closed to them.
Now that Australia has set a 2050 target for net zero emissions, the race is officially on to find industries, technologies and investments that can help get us there. The challenge for investors is whether to back portfolios of international pure-play exposures, or invest in local companies that are changing the way they do business.
Out of sight, out of mind – that was a common description of superannuation in the past. However, AUSIEX trading data is now painting a different picture.
A spate of new listings and fund conversions have sparked predictions that active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) will soon overtake the older listed investment company (LIC) sector as the preferred channel for diversified equity and debt investments.
In August, investment manager VanEck forecast that the acceleration of flows into thematic exchange traded funds (ETFs) would see funds under management (FUM) reach $10 billion by the year's end. With the launch of ETF Securities’ new Semiconductor ETF on the ASX recently, the strong investor interest in capturing price growth in the technology sector through ETFs continues to accelerate.
New financial products' legislation puts the customer at the centre of design and distribution considerations, but the obligations fall on issuers and distributors.
There are some opportunities for investors across a number of sectors despite a fully priced Australian share market.