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Spotify’s going public and it doesn’t need any help

Save the date – April 3 – Spotify is going public. Aside from being an interesting company, the company has ruffled some feather by choosing to cut investment bankers out of the process. They are going public via Direct Public Offering rather than Initial Public Offering. We thought we’d put together a quick blog post explaining the company and this different way …

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5 Highlights from Reporting Season so far

In Australia we have two main reporting seasons, February and September. This is when publicly traded companies announce their half year (February) and full year (September) trading results to the market. It is a good opportunity to review your investments and to consider whether your investment thesis still holds. It can also be a fascinating time as interesting stories about …

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Understanding Volatility

After two over-1000 point drops of the Dow Jones last week, a term has come back into use around markets: volatility. This term is probably unfamiliar for a lot of new investors so we thought we’d take the opportunity to dig in and learn a bit more about it ourselves.   Volatility – A statistical measure of the dispersion of …