Day: February 2, 2022

3 of the best ETFs for ASX investors this month

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ETF with different images around it on top of a tablet.ETF with different images around it on top of a tablet.

If you’re looking for an easy way to invest in international shares for diversification purposes, then exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be the answer.

But which ETFs should you look at? Listed below are three excellent ETFs that could be worth getting better acquainted with this months. Here’s what you need to know about them:

BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF (ASX: ASIA)

This Lunar New Year is the year of the tiger. Perhaps this could be a good omen for the BetaShares Asia Technology Tigers ETF, which provides investors with easy access to a number of the most promising tech shares, or tigers, in the Asian market. By investing in this ETF, investors will be owning a slice of well-known companies such as Alibaba, Baidu, Samsung, Taiwan Semiconductor, and WeChat owner Tencent. There are also a host of lesser known but high quality companies such as Meituan Dianping and Pinduoduo.

VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (ASX: MOAT)

Another ETF for investors to look at is the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF. When legendary investor Warren Buffett looks for an investment, he looks for companies with sustainable competitive advantages or moats. VanEck has taken that into account and built a whole ETF around it. This ETF currently contains 46 attractively priced companies with sustainable competitive advantages. These include the likes of Alphabet (Google), Altria, Boeing, Coca Cola, Kellogg Co, and Walt Disney.

VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF (ASX: ESPO)

A final ETF for ASX investors to look at is the VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF. This ETF gives investors exposure to a global video game market estimated to comprise 2.7 billion active gamers. Among the companies you’ll be buying a slice of are AMD, Electronic Arts, Nintendo, Nvidia, Roblox, and Take-Two. VanEck believes these companies are well-placed to benefit from the increasing popularity of video games and eSports.

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Why this small-cap ASX mining share rocketed 17% today

A GWR Group female employee in a hard hat and overalls with high visibility stripes sits at the wheel of a large mining vehicle with mining equipment in the background.A GWR Group female employee in a hard hat and overalls with high visibility stripes sits at the wheel of a large mining vehicle with mining equipment in the background.A GWR Group female employee in a hard hat and overalls with high visibility stripes sits at the wheel of a large mining vehicle with mining equipment in the background.

Key points

  • The GWR Group share price surged 17.24% today to 17 cents
  • In earlier trading, the GWR share price was up by nearly 21%
  • GWR reveals it has secured multiple iron ore shipments

This ASX mining share had a stellar day on the market today. The GWR Group (ASX: GWR) share price skyrocketed after the company revealed that its flagship high-grade C4 iron ore mine is back in full production.

At the market close, the GWR share price was up 17.24% to 17 cents. However, in earlier trade, the company’s shares surged by as much as 20.69% to 17.5 cents.

Let’s take a look at what attracted ASX investors to GWR today.

What did GWR announce to make its share price go skyward?

GWR is an iron ore producer exploring the Wiluna West Iron Ore Project and the 100% Wiluna West Gold Project in Western Australia.

The miner revealed today that its flagship iron ore mine is back in full production after it restarted operations in January.

GWR also announced that a shipment of 30,438 tonnes of iron ore left the Port of Geraldton in January. GWR sold the ore at a fixed price of US$100 per tonne, making it worth more than $3 million. The shipment was shared with iron ore and copper miner, CuFe Ltd (ASX: CUF).

In addition, GWR announced that it has secured fixed-price contracts for 1 vessel per month up to July. GWR said these contracts provide certainty for the company.

The shipments include:

  • February shipment of 30,000 tonnes at US$95 per tonne (fines) and US$100 p/t (lump)
  • March lump shipment at US$110 p/t
  • April, May and June lump shipments at US$111 p/t
  • July lump shipment at US$114 p/t.

GWR hopes to secure more fixed-price contracts by tapping into Asian markets including Malaysia, Indonesia, and China.

GWR said that its C4 mine has more than 2 million tonnes of high-grade iron ore available for mining.

Management comment

Commenting on the announcement, GWR chairman Gary Lyons said:

It is great to see the flagship C4 Iron Ore mine back in full production, having worked through the recent volatility in iron ore prices, the GWR team has been able to refine its operations focused on cost reduction and fixed priced contract shipment.

Due to the nature of our high-grade iron ore, we have been able to take advantage of alternative markets such as Malaysia and Indonesia as well as China.

There are many moving parts to our operation, and I am very pleased with our ability to tie these in all together as we continue to build our haulage fleet with long term haulage contractors supplemented by additional haulage companies.

GWR share price recap

The GWR share price has descended 45% in the past 12 months. But the miner has had a good start to the new year, with its shares up 6.25%.

For perspective, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has returned 3.8% in the past 12 months.

GWR has a market capitalisation of $51 million based on its current share price.

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Why has the Rumble Resources (ASX:RTR) share price rallied 25% in a week?

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Key points

  • The Rumble Resources share price is up more than 25% in the past week
  • It follows further mineral discoveries at the company’s Western Australian sites
  • The Rumble Resources share price has jumped more than 200% in the past year

The Rumble Resources Ltd (ASX: RTR) share price has had an impressive week, gaining more than 25%.

During that time, the miner has delivered a wealth of news — including a discovery at its Western Australia project and a trading halt before the release of its activities report for the latest quarter.

Today, the Rumble Resources share price closed at 47 cents, a rise of 4.44% on the day.

So what’s been behind the recent performance of the Australian-based miner and exploration company. Let’s dive straight in.

Discovery at project

On Monday, Rumble Resources announced it had intercepted “high-grade sulphide mineralisation” within its Earaheedy Project, around 110km northeast of Wiluna, Western Australia.

The Earaheedy prospect is Rumble Resources’ most prominent. The company is working to extract zinc-lead-sulphide from the “world-class” site.

The recent discovery of zinc and lead (Zn-Pb) was made at the Kalitan Feeder Zone within the Chinook Zn-Pb-Ag-Cu Prospect of the site.

A drill hole has returned 51m @ 4.76% Zn + Pb, 5.81 grams per tonne (g/t) Ag from 82m.

Further, this measurement includes 20m @ 8.78% Zn + Pb, 11.65 (g/t) Ag from 98m (and 8m @ 14.61% Zn + Pb, 17.7 g/t Ag from 104m and 8m @ 5.53% Zn + Pb, 5.08 g/t Ag from 124m).

The miner’s exploration target for the site is gaged between 100 to 120 million tonnes, at a grade ranging between 3.5% Zn-Pb to 4.5% Zn-Pb Sulphide.

Further drilling is expected to continue over the next 12 months.

Business snapshot

Last Thursday, Rumble Resources entered into a trading halt, just before releasing its activities and cash flow statement for the latest quarter (ending 31 December 2021).

In it, the company reported a number of further developments at its Western Australian sites and tenements, including:

  • Earaheedy: drill program completed with 50% assays pending, zones intersected and results obtained
  • Munarra Gully: assays pending with a Cu mineralisation anticipated to correlate with Au-Ag
  • Lamil Au-Cu Project: drill program completed with assays pending
  • Wardawarra: Ni defined over 1.7km of the strike, with other untested sites

The company also reported:

  • A cash position of $27.3 million (at end of quarter)
  • $770,000 expected in research and development return (not included in the cash position)

Since exiting the trading halt, the Rumble Resources share price has shot up 11%.

Rumble Resources share price snapshot

Over the last 12 months, the Rumble Resources share price has skyrocketed by more than 203%. Its shares were trading as low as 10 cents in April 2021, around the time the company gave a drilling update on its zinc-lead-silver project.

About a month later, the miner’s stock hit a 52-week-high, with its shares reaching 76 cents apiece.

Currently, the company has a market capitalisation of around $291 million with more 620 million shares issued.

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2 ASX dividend shares with grossed-up yields over 8% right now

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Finding an ASX dividend share that yields anything north of 4% isn’t the easiest task, especially if you want to filter out any dreaded ‘dividend traps’. But finding ASX dividend shares with a grossed-up yield over 8% is even harder, given there is only a handful or two on the share market.

But if you do find an ASX dividend share sporting that kind of yield, it can make a big difference to your share portfolio’s cash flow. So here are two such ASX dividend shares offering trailing and fully franked yields of that size right now.

2 ASX dividend shares with fully franked yields over 8% today

Adairs Ltd (ASX: ADH)

Adairs is the bedding and homewares company that has made quite the splash on the ASX boards over the past few years. Its shares are up an impressive 143% over the past 5 years. But more recently, the company has been battling some disappointing share price moves. It was only in April last year that the company was making all-time highs of close to $5 a share. But the company has taken a recent tumble, and is now down more than 20% over just the past month. A disappointing trading update earlier this month saw the company crater close to 20% in just one day, driven largely by the narrowing of margins that Adairs reported.

But a share price fall does wonders for a company’s trailing dividend yield and this turns out to be the case here. Adairs paid out two dividends last year. There was an interim dividend of 13 cents per share in March. And the final dividend of 10 cents per share was paid out in September. That gives Adairs a raw trailing dividend yield of 7.08% on the company’s last share price. Since those dividends both came fully franked, this yield grosses-up to a whopping 10.11%.

WAM Research Limited (ASX: WAX)

WAM Research is our second ASX dividend share to check out today. We have here a Listed Investment Company (LIC), which means, unlike most ASX companies, WAM Research only invests in other ASX shares for the benefit of its shareholders. It typically holds a portfolio of small or mid-cap industrial shares that WAM’s analysts believe are poised to rise in value. Some of its current holdings (as of 31 December) include Lovisa Holdings Ltd (ASX: LOV) and Brickworks Limited (ASX: BKW)

WAM Research has long had a reputation as a dividend income heavyweight, due to its consistently high dividends. Last year, it paid out 9.9 cents per share in dividends, which was a slight increase on 2020’s 9.8 cents. That gives WAM Research a raw trailing yield of 6.19% on today’s closing share price. WAM Research’s dividends also typically come fully franked, which means that trailing yield grosses-up to 8.84% with the value of those credits included. 

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Motley Fool contributor Sebastian Bowen owns ADAIRS FPO and WAM Research Limited. The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns and has recommended ADAIRS FPO and Brickworks. The Motley Fool Australia owns and has recommended ADAIRS FPO and Brickworks. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Lovisa Holdings Ltd. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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