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What are the benefits of Put Options?

In this week’s Hot Stocks Michael talked about Put options against the ASX200, are you able to explain this a bit further? What the benefits of this type of strategy are and how would one go about purchasing one of these?


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How to detect & avoid Fund overlap?

I have the Vanguard ETFs VTS (US total market) and VGAD (International – of which 65% is the US) in my portfolio but upon drilling into their fact sheets I notice 9 of the 10 top holdings are the same for each fund.
So this isn’t giving me the diversity I thought I was getting.

Question: Apart from doing a fund-by-fund analysis, is there any other way to gauge overlap?


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Boral (BLD) – Hold or Sell?

Following Boral recent update, the stock has tumbled a further 7%. Being a long term holder of the stock, not sure if we should cut and run or hold on for the long haul? Would appreciate your opinion on the stock.


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Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

I note that a number of listed REITs also have Property Managed Funds. Apart from the ability to put smaller amounts into listed REITs and greater liquidity, but possibly more price volitility, are there any significant differences – esp. risks – if one is looking at the larger managers – e.g; Centuria, AMP, Cromwell etc?


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