Where are we on the investment clock, IPOs, demergers, upcoming SMSF changes, XTBs and Minis.
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Investor Update - April 2017
Investor Update
Welcome to the April edition of Investor Update.

This month we check the investment clock - a big picture tool that helps gauge the state of the market. What is it telling us now?

Take a moment to look beyond shares at some of the other products traded on ASX.

Find out the companies that have applied to list on ASX, and Roger Montgomery shares his thoughts on how to pick the winners.

icon-heading Market views
Joe Magyer
Investment clock slowly heading towards boom
Rod North, author - Read more >
About: A simple way to understand market cycles and economic relationships.
Featuring: Shares
Roger Montgomery Spotting great sharemarket floats
Roger Montgomery, Montgomery Investment Management - Read more >
About: Learn how to assess Initial Public Offerings.
Featuring: IPOs                          
Alan Hull How to buckle up for bull markets with ETFs
Alan Hull, author - Read more >
About: Exchange Traded Funds are also a tool for active investors and traders.
Featuring: ETFs, IHVV, GGUS
Nerida Cole The 'wait too late' trap for getting advice
Nerida Cole, Dixon Advisory - Read more >
About: With some big changes around the corner, don't put off getting financial advice if you are approaching, or in, retirement.
Featuring: General investing and SMSFs
John Addis Making money from corporate ‘divorces’
John Addis, InvestSMART - Read more >
About: Demergers have been a source of solid long-term returns, on average.
Featuring: BHP, S32, TWE, BXB, RKN
Richard Murphy How XTBs give access to corporate bonds
Richard Murphy, Australian Corporate Bond Company. Read more >
About: Defensive income stream with ASX liquidity.
Featuring: Bonds
Peter Hogan What new super rules mean for SMSFs - Part 2 of 3
Peter Hogan, SMSF Association - Read more >
About: Benefits and the $1.6 million cap – SMSFs must be careful.
Featuring: Self Managed Super Funds                          
Elizabeth Tian Using MINIs to trade your view
Elizabeth Tian, Citi - Read more >
About: Learn how this type of warrant helps traders take a positive or negative view on market events.
Featuring: Warrants
icon-heading Upcoming IPOs
Upcoming Floats
Upcoming listings - your guide to upcoming floats
An update on companies that have applied for official admission to ASX, and links to information on upcoming and new listings.
Read more >
Managed Fund Report
ASX Managed Funds report
Report provides recent admissions, performance matrix, trading activity, plus LIC NTA report.
Read more >
icon-heading ASX events
Play the ASX Sharemarket Game
Learn about shares, test your strategies and get close to the market. The market is up and 70% of players are in profit. Registrations close on 26 April.
Registrations closing soon >
Play the ASX Sharemarket Game
icon-heading ASX investment videos
ASX talks to its largest LIC - why is it so popular?
Geoff Driver, AFIC, 8:55 mins
AFIC is the largest LIC by market capitalisation on ASX - why do so many Australian investors choose this company as a place to invest their money?

Geoff Driver from AFIC takes us through the pros and cons of the Listed Investment Company structure, why they are popular with SMSFs, self-directed investors and even those looking to get started in the market. 
Investment Video Geoff Driver
icon-heading New investors
James Williamson
What a contrarian investor looks for
James Williamson, Wentworth Williamson
Read more >
Resources for first-time investors
Read more >

icon-heading Other ASX news
> Bond market - reports and key information
> Hybrid market - latest report, recent listings and information
> Warrant market - latest report
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