An SMSF blueprint for non-SMSF investors
As the one million-plus members of Australia's 600,000-plus self-managed super funds know, SMSFs must prepare and regularly update an investment strategy.
Five great charts on investing
A vital SMSF question: A corporate trustee or individual trustees?
A self-managed super statistic that doesn't seem to change much over the years is the strong preference of new SMSFs for individual trustees rather than a corporate trustee.
Why grey mortage debt is rising
A mix of low interest rates, high housing prices and waves of baby boomers nearing or already in retirement is increasing Australia's levels of grey mortgage debt.
Greater longevity would also have made some of us more comfortable about carrying debt into older ages than in the past.
4 simple steps to picking the right diversified fund
Choosing the wrong diversified fund is not only risky - but it could mean failing to reach important financial goals. Here are 4 simple steps to effectively evaluate diversified funds.
Many diversified funds appear similar on the surface, but when you lift the hood, they’re poles apart. Evaluating diversified fund performance can be like comparing the proverbial ‘apples’ with ‘oranges’.
But in this complex and volatile investment environment, choosing the right diversified fund has never been more important for investors and advisors. The wrong fund will not only be too risky, but its performance could mean failing to reach important financial goals.
Don't be driven by short-term sentiment and emotion
Arguably, the most common fear holding an investor back from achieving a great return is a misunderstanding of what happens when markets fall (as they invariably do).
2016-17 saw strong returns for diversified investors - here are five reasons why returns are likely to be solid in 2017-18
The risks of trying to pick future winning stocks
It's tough for both professional and personal stock pickers to consistently beat or at least match the market.
Why man and machine is the future of finance
Dr Bernard Meyerson, IBM's chief innovation officer, was in the room in 2011 when his company's powerful artificial intelligence (AI) computer, Watson, famously won Jeopardy, defeating the game show’s two most successful contestants. “There was an incredible euphoria,” Meyerson said in a presentation at AMP’s recent Amplify program. “Watching the system do that was mind blowing.”
Compare principal & interest and interest-only home loans
Are you looking for a home loan to buy your first home, update your current one or as an investment in retirement? Are you confused by all the jargon and what type of home loan is right for you?