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Discussion in 'Managed Funds & Index Funds' started by Redwing, 31st Aug, 2006.

  1. Redwing

    Redwing Well-Known Member

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    Other than NAVRA what other Funds do you invest in?

    I've been looking at Platinium and Vanguard...

    A friend recently passed on some info about StateStreets Exchange Traded Funds (EFT's) which have supposedly traded strongly over the last five years, the biggest being thier StreetTRACKS S&P/ASX 200 Fund
     
  2. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Co-founder Staff Member

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    What markets/geographies do you want exposure to ?

    If you have Navra AUS, then you already have significant exposure to the ASX200.
     
  3. Glebe

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    Navrainvest Australian Wholesale
    Platinum International
    Platinum Asia
    Tyndall Australian Retail Portfolio
    UBS Property Securities Fund
    Vanguard Property Securities Fund
    Vanguard Hedged International Share Fund

    Out of all of those the suprise performers have been the property funds, the Tyndall fund has been a dog, the Platinum funds are brilliant and the Navrainvest is consistently decent.

    If I had more money I'd go Platinum International.
     
  4. Glebe

    Glebe Well-Known Member

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    Yes ETF's and LIC's have very similar characteristics to managed funds but tend to be without the costs/commissions involved. If I had my time again I'd have money in them not my Tyndall Retail fund.

    I wrote a little about LIC's and ETF's here:

    http://www.invested.com.au/forums/7/goodbye-managed-funds-hello-lics-831/
     
  5. MJK

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    Glebe,

    I agree with you on the property funds. I have UBS & APN No.2. They are both doing really well.

    I'm not as excited about Platinum international which is still showing a negative result including income since the May correction on my books.

    MJK
     
  6. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Co-founder Staff Member

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    Don't forget that the AUD has been pretty strong recently ... that would put negative pressure on returns.
     
  7. Glebe

    Glebe Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, but what is it, 21% of so since inception... go easy on 'em!
     
  8. MJK

    MJK Well-Known Member

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    I suppose I'd have a different veiw if I'd been in their fund longer (Platinum Intl.), but I am looking for funds that have handled May 2006 well and are bouncing back quickly because I think the short term future will be volitile.

    MJK
     
  9. Simon

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    i bought Platinum International some months back and put the mockers on it for everyone! Has done almost nothing since I bought in ...:)
     
  10. Dr Lobster

    Dr Lobster Well-Known Member

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    I've had platinum intl for 3 yrs, so I'm ok with it.