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Discussion in 'Other Asset Classes' started by wombat777, 12th Jul, 2016.

  1. wombat777

    wombat777 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Please share here your go-to tools, websites and apps for researching and monitoring Shares, ETFs and LICs.

    What do you find to be the best tools and approach for determining what and when to buy? ( and for that matter what and when to sell )

    Are there any apps that have particularly powerful alert services?

    ( other than watching this thread What's looking cheap on the ASX? )

    My current favourites are:
    I subscribe to Motley Fool and have had some success from the recommendations I run with.

    I'm currently using commsec as my broker.

    For ETF research I am currently running a spreadsheet at home with saved links ( for convenience ) to the underlying indices they track.
     
  2. BingoMaster

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    Online brokers have a lot of good info (I use Nabtrade, Commsec should be the same). Google Finance is quick and easy for some things. Cuffelinks is very good for education, I think.

    Since I pretty much just invest in LICs and ETFs these cover my bases. I usually just follow the links from these updates to the website of the LIC/ETF for further information.

    Ive read stuff on livewiremarkets.com which can have interesting content if you're bored, but aside from the occasional piece from a savvy fund manager, it is pretty much financial porn / entertainment.
     
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    I've done the same for ETF and planning to do the same for LIC. I am getting all the data from Australian ETF and LIC searchable fund database and then looking at all diversification option from there...
     
  4. wombat777

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    Agree, ETFwatch is a handy site. It would be helpful if they indicated which of the ETFs and LICs have DRP as an option. Market index is a great site too. I might send the admin a few suggestions.

    I quite like sharesight, however they seem to be very slow to add new features. Proper iOS and android apps have been a long time in their to-do list.
     
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    1. For LICs & ETFs:

    Complete list of exchange-traded products on ASX. (select relevant tag)

    Managed funds market update.

    2. LICs:

    Wilson Asset Management - Research Reports >>

    Monthly LIC Reports. (NTA etc)

    3. Not a great fan of ETFs but here are some others:

    What are ETFs? How can I invest in ETFs? (Stockspot)

    Blog - (Betterwealth)

    CANSTAR Guide: Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) - Canstar (not sure how up to date this is but does tell you if DRP available)

    ETFs Morningstar

    4. And of course (here on the PC forum):

    Listed Investment Companies (LICs)

    Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

    5. You can also set up automated Google Alerts using keywords (eg Listed investment companies) that will give you a list of new stuff posted on the web daily:

    Create an alert - Alerts Help

    6. For what the trading day ahead might be like:

    Premarket Stock Trading - CNNMoney

    http://www.asx.com.au/asx/markets/futuresPriceList.do?code=AP&type=FUTURE
     
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  7. SerenityNow

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    Yep, subscribe to the AFR and The Economist.

    Price checking ; Commsec / Google Finance (Intl.)
    Research ; Deutsche Bank (used to use Morningstar as well, though not worth paying for the sub anymore).
     
  9. S0805

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    This looks interesting. Thanks
     
  10. wombat777

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    None that I am aware of, for those sectors of the ASX. I'd wager they're perhaps not big enough sectors in the market to warrant ETFs - if its weighted by market cap (size) and there's only a few major players, they would take up huge chunks of the ETF. You need a more diversified mix to fill out an ETF, I'd imagine. There are ETFs for those sectors of the US market and globally, though.

    For the ASX i think the main sector specific ones are resources and banks.
     
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  12. wombat777

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    Thanks, I'm interested in some of the global sector ETFs but it is not necessarily a good time to buy them. I'm also waiting for most of my super to be rolled over so I can start shopping. I was just wondering if more sector-specific ETFs are available locally as I quite like IXI and IXJ.