Commercial real estate is an important consideration for investors wanting to diversify beyond asset classes such as term deposits and bonds. The good news is, in the current market, real estate is still fairly priced.
Our eyes are pretty amazing organs. We get to witness the outside world with them. Every day they are exposed to constant stimulation yet continue to work efficiently, for most of us.
It’s nearly two years since the Reserve Bank of Australia last changed interest rates – when it cut rates to a record low of 1.5% in August 2016. That’s a record period of inaction – or boredom for those who like to see action on rates whether it’s up or down. Of course, there are lots of views out that the RBA should ...
After reviewing the returns of the last financial year, this note looks at the investment outlook for 2018-19 financial year.
Depending on the situation, you might get some of your ex-partner’s super, or they may get some of yours.
The threat of a full-blown trade war has escalated in the last few weeks with the G7 meeting ending in disarray over US tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium from its allies and more importantly President Trump threatening tariffs on (so far at least) $US450bn of imports from China, and China threatening to retaliate. Our base case remains that a negotiated solution ...
It seems there is constant hand wringing about the risks around the Chinese economy with the common concerns being around unbalanced growth, debt, the property market, the exchange rate and capital flows and a “hard landing”. This angst is understandable to some degree.
Now might be a good time to top up your super and help give your balance a welcome boost. Here’s a guide to help you make the most out of your super before 30 June.
While making investment decisions objectively is critical to success, these decisions need to pass the test of time. There are four principles we believe should be taken into consideration by investors.