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Newsletter – July 2022 – Biotech Fund

Monday, 8th August, 2022

At the closing bell on the last trading day of the Financial Year, the ASX Biotech Sector was down approximately 40% for the full Financial Year. Read more.

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Newsletter – July 2022 – Opportunities Fund

Thursday, 4th August, 2022

Well, that was a financial year to forget! Read more.

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Newsletter – May 2022 – Opportunities Fund

Thursday, 16th June, 2022

The MOF is currently down 15.41% since 30 June against a Small Ordinaries Index that is at the time of writing, down 19.94% for the Financial Year. Read more.

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Newsletter – May 2022 – Biotech Fund

Thursday, 16th June, 2022

Against the ASX & US Listed Biotech Indexes we are faring better but at the moment it’s all a little painful. Read more.

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Newsletter – April 2022 – Biotech Fund

Monday, 23rd May, 2022

April brought another volatile month on the stock market. The release of inflation numbers and a rise in interest rates both globally and domestically led to a shakeout. Read more.

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Newsletter – April 2022 – Opportunities Fund

Wednesday, 18th May, 2022

With the Small Ordinaries off 15.36% for the 6 months, the Merchant Opportunities Fund (MOF) over for the financial year is currently down 12.18%. Read more.

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Newsletter – March 2022 – Biotech Fund

Thursday, 21st April, 2022

As the dust settles on the month of March 2022 for the Merchant Biotech Fund increasing inflation and the Russian war in Ukraine continue to plague the technology/healthcare sector. Read more.

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OzHarvest – Help Keep The Wheels Turning + Provide Vital Food Relief

Wednesday, 20th April, 2022

I’m helping OzHarvest raise money to feed people in need and I’d love your support. Read more.

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Newsletter – March 2022 – Opportunities Fund

Tuesday, 19th April, 2022

The Merchant Opportunities Fund is currently down 6.25% for the Financial Year having regained some ground to March 31st. Read more.

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Brook Corte Money News Interview with Andrew Chapman

Tuesday, 5th April, 2022

Biotech companies are at the centre of future success, with one investment group setting its sights on the industry. These are the companies working to help us live longer, healthier lives by creating cutting edge treatments for devastating diseases. Merchant Funds’ new Biotech fund focuses on emerging Australian biotech, medical and health sciences companies, giving […]

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Newsletter – February 2022 – Biotech Fund

Wednesday, 16th March, 2022

The Merchant Biotech Fund continued to suffer during February with the Biotechnology and Technology sectors both being hardest hit as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Newsletter – February 2022 – Opportunities Fund

Tuesday, 15th March, 2022

The Merchant Opportunities Fund continued its retracement at the hands of the market gods in February.

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Newsletter – January 2022 – Biotech Fund

Monday, 21st February, 2022

Auspiciously January 2022 will go down as the first month investing for the Merchant Biotech Fund.

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Newsletter – January 2022 – Opportunities Fund

Wednesday, 16th February, 2022

January was a tough month for equity markets. The long-awaited inflation figures officially came into focus.

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Newsletter – December 2021

Monday, 17th January, 2022

The overall market continued its soft run into the end of the calendar year with renewed fears of inflation stoking market unrest across all sectors of the market.

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Newsletter – October 2021

Thursday, 25th November, 2021

The market seems to be trading sideways now albeit with a slight downward trend back towards the 30 Day Moving Average level on the XJO (ASX 200) of 7358 points.

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The Insider- Meet the Fund Manager with Reach Markets

Tuesday, 23rd November, 2021

Andrew Chapman presented a session for Reach Markets series, The Insider- Meet the Fund Manager.  These sessions are about getting an overview from a leading manager to of their approach, discuss the market, the trends and sectors they are interested in, and their favourite stocks. The session was recorded on the 19th November, 2021.  You […]

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Podcast- Masters of the Market

Tuesday, 23rd November, 2021

In this episode Chris Judd heads to Perth to catch up with the Managing Director of the Merchant Group Andrew Chapman. With almost 20 years of experience in the industry, Andrew walks us through his experiences in investing in biotech stocks, medical marijuana and other micro caps.  Published 19 June 2019. Click the image below […]

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Podcast- Talk Ya Book 2021

Tuesday, 23rd November, 2021

In this week’s episode of  Chris Judd Invest Channel’s Talk Ya Book Andrew Chapman from Merchant Group will talk about an Australian medical diagnostics company and a very exciting small cap potash play.  Recorded 2nd March 2021    

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Podcast- Talk Ya Book 2020

Tuesday, 23rd November, 2021

On this edition of Talk Ya Book from the Chris Judd Invest Channel, Andrew Chapman from Merchant Funds Management talks through an ASX listed bio-tech that he feels has a lot of potential. $ASX $RAC- recorded 18th July 2020  

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Newsletter – September 2021

Thursday, 21st October, 2021

The Merchant Opportunities Fund (MOF) was a little choppy during the month of September.

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Newsletter – August 2021

Tuesday, 21st September, 2021

The Merchant Opportunities Fund (MOF or Fund) has started the Financial Year quietly.

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Newsletter – June 2021

Thursday, 22nd July, 2021

The Merchant Opportunities Fund (MOF) finished the 2021 Financial Year up 46.71%.    

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Newsletter – May 2021

Tuesday, 15th June, 2021

The month of May was relatively soft for the broader Merchant Opportunities Fund (MOF).

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News Article – Urbnsurf

Monday, 14th June, 2021

How Urbnsurf avoided a pandemic wipeout.

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Newsletter – April 2021

Tuesday, 11th May, 2021

The Merchant Opportunities Fund slipped slightly from its all-time high in March.

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Redemption Offer

Monday, 3rd May, 2021

Closes 31 May 2021.

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Newsletter – March 2021

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021

The Merchant Opportunities Fund (MOF) performed well in March ending a stellar third quarter.

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Newsletter – February 2021

Thursday, 18th March, 2021

The Merchant Opportunities Fund continues to perform above market.

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Redemption Offer

Monday, 1st February, 2021

Closes 26 February 2021.  Redemption Offer – February 2021

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Newsletter – December 2020

Wednesday, 13th January, 2021

The Merchant Leaders Fund is performing in line with expectations so far this Financial Year.

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Newsletter – November 2020

Tuesday, 15th December, 2020

Driven mainly by the raging Iron Ore sector, the ASX 100 put on almost 8% in the month of November.

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Newsletter – October 2020

Thursday, 19th November, 2020

The Merchant Opportunities Fund (MOF) had a strong month in October.

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Redemption Offer

Monday, 2nd November, 2020

Closes 30 November 2020. Further details here Redemption Offer – November 2020

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Newsletter – September 2020

Monday, 19th October, 2020

The Merchant Leaders Fund (MLF) has continued to perform above the ASX 100 (XTO) with the Fund up 3.70% to the end of September.

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Newsletter – August 2020

Tuesday, 8th September, 2020

The Merchant Leaders Fund experienced positive contributions to the portfolio from the big miners as the Iron Ore price continued its upward trajectory.

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Newsletter – July 2020

Wednesday, 19th August, 2020

Whilst we remain overly cautious on the current market recovery, we began selectively adding back some positions and reducing the cash holdings.

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Redemption Offer

Monday, 3rd August, 2020

Closes 31 August 2020. Further details here Redemption Offer – August 2020

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Newsletter – June 2020

Thursday, 30th July, 2020

Whilst down from the highs of February this year, overall the Merchant Opportunities Fund (MOF) finished strongly.

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Newsletter – May 2020

Tuesday, 16th June, 2020

The Merchant Leaders Fund remained relatively stable for the month.

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Newsletter – April 2020

Friday, 15th May, 2020

The month of April saw a substantial rebound in the ASX.

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Redemption Offer

Monday, 4th May, 2020

Closes 29 May 2020. Further details here Redemption Offer – May 2020

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Newsletter – March 2020

Friday, 10th April, 2020

Whilst we are going through some short-term pain the longer-term prospects for the market remain sound.

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Newsletter – February 2020

Monday, 16th March, 2020

Wow what a month February was!

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Newsletter – January 2020

Thursday, 20th February, 2020

As at the end of January the Merchant Leaders Fund (MLF) is up a healthy 10.85%.

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Redemption Offer

Monday, 3rd February, 2020

Closes 28 February 2020. Further details here Redemption Offer – February 2020

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Newsletter – November 2019

Thursday, 12th December, 2019

The Merchant Leaders Fund inched up over the course of November.

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Newsletter – October 2019

Monday, 25th November, 2019

The Merchant Leaders Fund performed in-line with the ASX 100.

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Redemption Offer

Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

Closes 29 November 2019. Further details here Redemption Offer – November 2019

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Newsletter – September 2019

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019

Another month, another interest rate cut.

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