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Are markets broken?
Markets
Are markets broken?
Famed investor David Einhorn says passive investing has broken markets and it's forced him to change his investment style to stay in business. How...
James Gruber | 26 February 2024
Blending active and passive into a winning portfolio
Markets
Blending active and passive into a winning portfolio
When looking at long-term equity index charts, it’s easy to forget the individual stocks underpinning the indices don’t move as a unified...
Duncan Burns | 12 December 2023
Active vs. passive in listed real estate
Funds
Active vs. passive in listed real estate
Deciding whether to use an active or passive vehicle for the different allocations within an investment portfolio is an important decision that...
Steven Le | 12 November 2023
What is direct indexing?
Personal Finance
What is direct indexing?
We take a look at the pros and cons of this investing strategy.
Karen Wallace | 08 June 2023
Only 2.4% of companies deliver all net shareholder wealth
Stocks
Only 2.4% of companies deliver all net shareholder wealth
Over decades, relatively few companies generate all the stockmarket's outperformance. Is this an argument for passive investing or does it prove...
Graham Hand | 30 March 2023
Track if your fund manager is taking the best shot
Funds
Track if your fund manager is taking the best shot
Active managers should be having a crack. Nobody should pay high fees for a low tracking error fund.
Graham Hand | 07 April 2022
Australia's active ETF industry is on fire. Or is it?
ETFs
Australia's active ETF industry is on fire. Or is it?
Industry growth looks strong, but it's all concentrated in a small group of funds.
Callan Maclennan | 15 March 2022
Some investments just aren't worth the effort: Benz
Personal Finance
Some investments just aren't worth the effort: Benz
My 'too hard' pile is pretty big, and yours should be too.
Christine Benz | 22 July 2021
Aussies sink more into passive funds than active
Funds
Aussies sink more into passive funds than active
The move to cheaper funds marks one of the biggest shifts in asset flows over the past decade.
Emma Rapaport | 21 June 2021
Sustainable equity ETFs cut Tesla, Microsoft, and Netflix
Funds
Sustainable equity ETFs cut Tesla, Microsoft, and Netflix
Rigorous ESG screens can cause passive funds to make active decisions.
Lewis Jackson | 21 June 2021