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Andrew Main
A Year In Review: How Did 2016 Go For New Floats?
Added On - 12/23/2016 6:49:32 PM
More than ever, that depends who you talk to, even though the real answer is 'pretty well'.
4 Important Investor Takeaways From 2016
Added On - 12/12/2016 9:28:14 AM
A lot of the lessons learned from 2016 have been painful, particularly the triumph of visceral voters in the UK and then the US over rational ones.
On Trump, Black Swans, and Retail Investors.
Added On - 11/22/2016 1:05:33 PM
Every time I read about Black Swan events I smile and remember a visit a few years ago to Metung in Victoria's Gippsland, where almost every bird on the lakes was a Black Swan.
1 Year Of Opening Up IPO's To All Investors
Added On - 11/10/2016 9:20:09 AM
Just over a year ago the newly installed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull helped launch OnMarket’s mobile phone app for individuals looking to buy into IPOs.
Locking The Public Out Of IPOs
Added On - 10/26/2016 1:57:25 PM
It's a weird situation out there at the moment for individuals who invest in new sharemarket floats, with the floats themselves going very well but with the prospect of a change in ASX's listing rules coming down the pipe that could make life harder for them.
Whose Advice Should You Take When Investing?
Added On - 10/13/2016 3:22:05 PM
If you ever wanted to find an investment topic that proves investors' decision making is scarily random, this one might be it.
5 Questions To Ask When You Are Shown An IPO Prospectus
Added On - 9/30/2016 9:12:04 AM
It's important to figure out whether a company that is about to list is a good investment proposition. Here are five questions to ask when you are presented with a Prospectus.
The New Trend In Voluntary Superannuation Contributions
Added On - 9/15/2016 1:01:44 PM
There's a worrying new trend happening in superannuation that no one seems to have noticed: the amount of post-tax money that Self-Managed Super Fund savers have been putting away was approximately 10 per cent lower in the June quarter 2016 than it was in the same quarter last year. So what's going on?
Why Investing In Every IPO Is A Great Strategy
Added On - 8/26/2016 11:36:04 AM
There's something about being offered access to an IPO that might remind you of taking your first dive into a swimming pool. Is it going to be cold? Are you going to flail then drop like a rock to the bottom of the pool and become an unfortunate statistic?
Bigger Is Not Always Better
Added On - 8/11/2016 11:28:01 AM
One of the classic investing maxims is that bigger is better. When it comes to some kinds of investing, the reverse can sometimes be true.
5 Investment Tools That I Can't Live Without
Added On - 7/28/2016 1:37:05 PM
There are plenty of new investing tools that are out there for the DIY investor. Andrew Main runs us through the 5 investment tools that he can't live without.
The Best Performing Sector In The Market?
Added On - 7/14/2016 1:40:55 PM
The first half of the year shows that new floats are flying and large caps are struggling. Andrew Main explains the impressive outperformance of the Australian IPO market.
ASX IPO Rule Changes – are retail investors to be worse off?
Added On - 6/24/2016 11:07:52 AM
Industry experts have their say on what the proposed ASX IPO rule changes mean for retail investors. Will retail investors be better off or worse off as a result? Have your say by voicing your opinion.
Post Budget, Pre Election - Where To Now For SMSFs?
Added On - 6/9/2016 5:43:28 PM
In the wake of the recent Budget and with an election looming - what are the Government and the ALP's policy plans for your SMSF? Here is the latest.
Don't Be Put Off By Tech Floats As Long As You Understand What They Do
Added On - 5/27/2016 4:24:49 PM
If you're not looking at putting some money to work in the crop of new mainly tech-based IPOs coming onto the market, you are passing up what could be a significant opportunity.
Budget 2016: How to Adjust Your Super Strategy
Added On - 5/13/2016 2:27:44 PM
If, like me, you assumed Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison was going to go easy on well-established superannuation savers in the Budget, you likely share my slightly queasy feeling.
Why You Shouldn't Believe Everything You Read About IPOs
Added On - 4/29/2016 4:12:56 PM
Yes, there are dud floats out there, but there are duds in any investment environment whether it's bonds, property or even the favourite of the moment - classic cars. That shouldn't be a reason to stay away from making an informed investment in a Ford Mustang Boss 302 any more than a new issue.
Why Do New Floats Outperform?
Added On - 4/15/2016 3:05:26 PM
Companies that joined the ASX lists in the first quarter returned considerably more than the Top 200 companies.
The LIC Revival: What You Need To Know
Added On - 4/1/2016 2:48:54 PM
One category of investment product that's been powering ahead despite the recent market volatility is the Listed Investment Company, or LIC.
The Case For Contrarian Investing
Added On - 3/18/2016 11:43:50 AM
There's a lot to be said for being a contrarian investor: someone who buys stocks when other investors are scrambling to sell.
Private Equity Exits: To Invest or Not To Invest?
Added On - 3/4/2016 3:00:03 PM
To judge by recent comments and the much picked over collapse of the Dick Smith Group, you would be, but the statistics indicate that in fact over the long haul, you would be better off actually backing PE exits than avoiding them.
Why You Should Be Investing In IPOs
Added On - 2/19/2016 5:50:40 PM
For a nation of 24 million allegedly adventurous humans, Australians are surprisingly cagey about investing in IPOs. Why?
Welcome To The Future Of Investing
Added On - 2/5/2016 2:49:35 PM
It's usually hard to identify which particular financial sector innovation represents a game changer or even a significant milestone, but the creation of a technology that allows you to bid directly for stock in an Initial Public Offering (IPO) from your phone has to stake a solid claim.
 

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