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Fully Franked Finance
Investing, Franking Credits, Stocks
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If you’re been around since the very beginning, way, way back at the start of 2018, you might be familiar with my investment F’hilosophy by now: I’m a big Fan of Index Funds – so yes, I respect Indexing Ian for what he does, even though there will be no index investments in the Fully…Read More ...
Posted: Mar 16 2018 @ 11:16 PM
Australia’s dividend imputation system, the source of those Fantastic Franking Credits, is a beautiful thing for share investors. In July 1987, Australia introduced this system as a way to reduce the ‘double taxation’ on dividends that happens under a classical tax system – tax on the company profits, then more tax paid by the individual…Read More ...
Posted: Mar 14 2018 @ 5:25 AM
If you’ve been following since Frankie and I launched our respective Funds, you’ll know that I’m investing 100% in ‘Index’ Funds, which basically means I own a little piece of hundreds of different businesses. Even though it’s a simple decision for me to hold ‘the Market’, unfortunately there isn’t just one single ‘Market’ fund that…Read More ...
Posted: Mar 10 2018 @ 4:48 AM
Yes, that is the share price chart of Investment #6 in the Fund. What sort of crappy company is this' 10 years and it’s been slowly going backwards! The company is Woodside Petroleum (WPL), which explores, develops, produces and supplies oil and gas. It’s Australia’s biggest independent oil and gas company (primarily Liquified Natural Gas,…Read More ...
Posted: Mar 07 2018 @ 5:00 AM
When you’ve spend the majority of your life in a certain field, it’s not unreasonable to assume you know plenty about that topic. Even if you’ve dedicated only a year or two of intense study and interest, you might still classify yourself as an ‘expert’. I feel like I know plenty about finance and investing,…Read More ...
Posted: Mar 04 2018 @ 2:46 AM
The first investment in the Fully Franked Fund was made on 11 January 2018, with the most recent on 16 February 2018. That’s a very short holding period so far, as we’re still essentially in the ‘setup’ phase. So it’s fair to say that any performance so far is relatively meaningless… which is especially the…Read More ...
Posted: Feb 28 2018 @ 5:55 PM
Most stock investors – including me – spend the vast majority of our energies on identifying good businesses trading at great value prices. Not only does it provide the potential for market-beating returns, but it’s Franking good Fun! The analysis itself is endlessly fascinating, as every business is different, and watching your investment thesis play…Read More ...
Posted: Feb 22 2018 @ 11:36 PM
OK, so Godfreys didn’t quite cut the mustard for our Fully-Franked Fund. What appears to be a potential bargain basement priced business is also a debt-laden company hanging on for dear life by a thread. Retail is a dangerous environment these days – not so much for the customers, where discounting and bargains abound –…Read More ...
Posted: Feb 18 2018 @ 4:27 AM
Back in my earlier days of investing, this is exactly the kind of stock I used to be attracted to. A previously successful business that is on the brink, investors having all but given up hope, but with the potential to offer huge returns if it somehow pulls out of its nosedive. These days, I…Read More ...
Posted: Feb 14 2018 @ 7:02 AM
Hi everyone, Ian here again! That title might be a little harsh, but some of you are no doubt asking the question if you read my original post! I’ve previously explained my strategy for index investing, which involves sticking to my home country of Australia. You may be wondering, why on earth would I restrict…Read More ...
Posted: Feb 10 2018 @ 4:48 AM


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