High Frequency Trading (HFT)

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Introduction Recently, trading speeds on stock markets have increased dramatically as technology has been brought to bear on decision making as well as the matching and execution of trades. High speed computers can now gather data, make a decision by applying complex algorithms and execute a trade, all in much less than 1,000th of the […]

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Russell advises cautious approach to volatility investing

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Russell has released a research paper to raise awareness and encourage discussion Proper education required to understand payoffs and risks An exposure to volatility can offer investors the opportunity to enhance performance, either as an investment in its own right or as a hedging instrument, according to Russell Investments. Russell cites an exposure to volatility […]

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ITG launches POSIT Marketplace in Australia to help manage trading costs in an increasingly complex market

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New ITG liquidity aggregator aims to reduce Australian trading costs Changing trading landscape means fund managers need tools to keep pace with best execution Investment Technology Group (ITG), a leading agency broker and financial technology firm, today launched POSIT Marketplace for Australian equity trading. The first of its kind in Australia, POSIT Marketplace links institutional […]

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Fund managers say Aussie sharemarket is no longer overvalued: Russell survey

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Australian fund managers more wary of global concerns than their US counterparts Opportunities exist in resources sector but managers cold on Telcos Now could be a good time to get back into Australian equities with Australian fund managers believing the market is no longer overvalued, according to Russell Investments’ September Investment Manager Outlook (IMO). Results […]

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Income strategies expected to surge as dividends improve

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Buybacks returning as era of cautious balance sheets ends Income-based strategies are likely to become more appealing to investors as companies restore their dividends and come under increasing pressure to pay out their cash piles, according to Russell Investments. “Now is a great time for investors to consider moving back into Australian shares. With corporate […]

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Economic Value Added

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At the heart of successful investing is the question of the valuation of assets. It is often possible to make money from low quality assets if they can be bought cheaply enough, and to lose money on good quality assets if the price paid is too high, but identifying the correct price in advance is […]

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Personal Investment Policy Statements

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It is standard practice for professional fund managers to prepare an Investment Policy Statement (IPS) to guide investment decisions and to force them to be clear about exactly what the investment objectives are, how they are going to be met and how the investments are to be managed.  For similar reasons, self managed superannuation funds […]

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Warrant Fundamentals

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Financial planners do not typically provide much advice on direct derivative strategies, wisely leaving this type of activity to specialists within stock-broking firms. Some clients, however, may benefit from the prudent use of warrants within their self-managed superannuation funds, and the obligation to keep competencies up to date applies to all areas in which an […]

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