The year to 30 June 2016 was in many ways an extraordinary year with a range of both positive and negative influences at play. Regrettably for investors, the financial year concluded just as it started with considerable uncertainty and market volatility. The year was a difficult one for investors The year began with Greece centre […]
The New Year’s festivities were barely over, signing off on a difficult year for investors, when the fireworks started all over again on global markets. In the first two weeks of 2016 Australian and US shares recorded their worst start to the year ever and the Aussie dollar dipped below US70c. These market events can […]
December is here and as the temperature rises the countdown to the Christmas break begins. But it appears at least one Australian is determined to ‘chill’. When Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens was asked recently about the possibility of an interest rate cut he said: “We’ve got Christmas, we should just chill out …come back […]
Reproduced with permission of Vanguard Investments Australia Ltd First the good news. Millions of Australians gain their life and disability insurance as well as income-protection insurance through their super funds’ default cover. And the level of that default cover tends to be much more adequate than a decade ago. Now the not-so-good news. It can […]
An enduring myth is that super fund members who do not nominate a super fund to receive their compulsory employer contributions are probably disinterested in their retirement savings. In reality, research over the years suggests that many members have concluded that their employers’ default fund is appropriate for their circumstances. In other words, they have […]
An Australian summer evokes images of sun, sand and sea. But there’s a serious side too – with extreme weather events and other dangers more prevalent in the hotter months. Here are some tips to help you make this summer a safe one. Bushfires For many parts of Australia, summer brings with it a high […]
It’s been a volatile time on global investment markets, as shares and other assets are knocked about. At times like these it’s little wonder that more cautious investors decide it’s too risky to line up at the start line. No sensible person would take risks with their hard-earned cash for the sake of it, but […]
We Aussies have a reputation for being laidback, so it comes as a surprise that we don’t tend to sleep in. When Jawbone crunched the data from the activity trackers it has sold around the globe it discovered the world’s earliest rising international city wasn’t frenetic Tokyo or bustling New York, but sunny Brisbane. It […]
October is here and it promises to be a month of thrills and spills for footy fans, from the AFL and NRL finals to the Rugby World Cup. While excitement builds on the field, local investors could be forgiven for wishing they lived in less interesting times. Global sharemarkets have been volatile since late August […]
Innovations made possible through crowd funding may be the type of investments established lenders run a mile from, but many would have paused to look over their shoulders this year when Facebook paid US billion for a gaming accessory originally bankrolled by a group of online philanthropists. Start-ups tap the crowd for funds. From humble […]
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