investing

Why every stock picker should know about ETFs

If there is an investment product that is benefiting from the turbulent times, it is exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which are burgeoning in number, and capitalisation. From $1 billion in market size in 1995, ETFs have grown to a $760 billion market around the world, with about 1500 ETFs trading worldwide. An ETF is a stock…

Gerry Harvey reveals his personal investment portfolio

Billionaire Gerry Harvey is licking his financial wounds because of the sharemarket crash. He’s a big equity holder and quickly calculates that Harvey Norman’s retreating share price during the past 12 months has stripped more than a $1 billion from his immense wealth.  But we’ll chat more about that later. Harvey is chairman of an…