If you’re going to balance the future of your own home or property on your child’s reliability to pay their mortgage, make sure you’re across the risks.
In a time of market uncertainty with concerns around rising US interest rates and overvalued equities it can be difficult to find investment opportunities.
After the relatively low volatility and solid returns of 2017, the past year has seen almost the complete opposite with high volatility and poor returns. It started strongly in January but started to get messy from February. At a big picture level things were fine ...
You may have read about the latest ranking of Australia as one of the best countries for retirees in terms of lifestyle and retirement-income systems. And you may have wondered what such rankings personally mean for you – apart from perhaps making you feel fortunate about where you live.
The latest fall in share prices close to the 10-year anniversary of the global financial crisis (GFC) is likely to prompt more retirees and near-retirees to think about creating a volatility-and-downturn cash bucket.
In the words of Captain Obvious, Australia provides some amazing experiences.
What the captain fails to mention, though, is that this wealth of remarkable attractions means some truly incredible experiences are often overlooked.
While global and Australian shares had a nice bounce from their late October lows – rallying about 5%, partly reversing their 10% or so top to bottom fall, they have since fallen back to their lows as the worries about US rates, bond yields, trade, tech stocks, etc, have morphed into broader concerns about global growth and profits.
There is lots of talk about when the next major economic downturn will be. This interest seems to have been particularly noticeable over the last week or so given the ten-year anniversary of the failure of Lehman Brothers which helped usher in the worst phase of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), which naturally prompted the question of when the next one will be.