09
Oct

Roasted pumpkin and quinoa salad

As the warm weather approaches, it is time to ditch the comfort food in favour of something light and lovely

05
Oct

Five charts to keep an eye on regarding the global economy

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.

05
Oct

Successful investing despite 115 million worries and Truth Decay - how to turn down the noise

It may seem that the worry list for investors is bigger and more confusing than ever before. Some of this may relate to US President Trump’s disruptive and “open mouth” approach as highlighted by the “trade war” and his frequent and sometimes contradictory tweets. For example, on 24th July ...

25
Sep

How an ageing superhero echoes our experiences

Almost 58 years ago, Action Comics published a look into the future of the then 22-year-old Superman as a senior citizen. Hopefully, Superman had the foresight to make the most of the Daily Planet's retirement plan or super fund. And his decision to keep working provides an interest, and perhaps a little income, to subsidise his retirement lifestyle.

25
Sep

Guard your super

 

Critical challenges for super fund members in the accumulation phase are to keep their savings intact and to keep adding to those savings when possible with voluntary contributions.

25
Sep

Smart spouse investing

Spouses have clear motivations to at least consider the potential benefits of taking a co-ordinated approach to savings and investing – as well as in dealing with their day-to-day budgeting.

25
Sep

Are the troubles in Turkey easing?

Turkey is experiencing very high rates of inflation and its central bank is probably going to have to raise rates further to combat that. So, the volatility and uncertainty around Turkey will continue.

25
Sep

7 lessons from the Global Financial Crisis for investors

The period August to October is a time for anniversaries of financial market crises – the 1929 share crash, the 1974 bear market low, the 1987 share crash, the Emerging market/LTCM crisis in 1998, and of course the worst of the Global Financial Crisis in 2008.

25
Sep

Investing in disruption: Part One

It's easy to assume disruption is just another buzzword. But the notion of disruption really speaks to ongoing economic evolution. It's at the heart of human nature and has been around for centuries.

25
Sep

Introducing Sonia Baillie

Sonia Baillie, Head of Credit, Global Fixed Income and Portfolio Manager of the AMP Capital Corporate Bond Fund, shares how investing in fixed income can benefit investors.

22
Aug

Australian Equities: The questions you should be asking

Australian equity investors trying to navigate the choppy waters that lie ahead should ignore the day-to-day ‘noise’ of the markets and instead focus on seven key questions.

22
Aug

Investing in the future of fintech

Emerging technologies and innovations such as crypto currencies, voice-activated banking and the application of artificial intelligence to financial services are likely to transform banking in the future.

22
Aug

Why the $A is likely to fall further and shorting it is good protection against things going wrong globally

This note looks at outlook for the $A and why it makes sense for Australian-based investors to hold a decent exposure to foreign exchange.

07
Aug

Is it better to buy an investment property or home first?

There's a lot to consider when buying an investment property or home, especially for the first time.

07
Aug

The US economy - does the flattening yield curve indicate recession is imminent?

Ever since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) there has been an obsession with looking for the next recession. In this regard, over the last year or so there has been increasing concern that a ...

07
Aug

The growth of savings outside of super

Are you among the investors holding a growing proportion of your investments outside super?

07
Aug

The power of financial role models

Role models are important in many stages of life. Be it school years, on the sporting field or in your career, having a positive role model, someone to compare yourself to and measure your progress against, can be a powerful and positive influence.

07
Aug

How high debt disrupts investment success

Cooling house prices – particularly in Sydney and Melbourne – may prompt astute existing and would-be homeowners to take a closer look at their household debt and its long-term impact on their personal finances.

07
Aug

Lender's mortgage insurance explained

Find out what lender's mortgage insurance is and how it could affect your home loan and what you pay back.

07
Aug

Trumponomics and investment markets

Since Donald Trump was elected President back on November 8, 2016 we have focussed on whether we will see Trump the rabble-rousing populist or Trump the business-friendly pragmatist. Despite lots of noise – particularly via Trump’s frequent tweets – for the most part Trump the pragmatist has dominated so far. But we have clearly seen a swing to Trump the populist this year – raising risks for investors.

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