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16 Feb 2018
Bitcoin no replacement for gold
Both bitcoin and gold are “mined”, but the similarities largely end there, writes OzFinancial’s Sam Green.  ...
16 Feb 2018
How many eggs and in which basket?
In investment terms, “diversification” refers to the process of allocating your savings in a way that reduces your exposure to any one particular ...
16 Feb 2018
Follow the pro’s tips in 2018 to commercial property
As you look for strong wealth creation options in 2018, consider taking a page out of the book of major institutional investors and invest in investme...
8 Feb 2018
'Don't panic' when markets fall
WATCH: Last week's dramatic markets movements have left some investors reeling, but it's important that investors avoid making panicked decisions, Cli...
8 Feb 2018
Another bite of the Apple? Investing in technology stocks becoming more challenging
Should you add to, or reduce, holdings in the world’s favourite tech stock? Antipodes Partners' Jacob Mitchell has some thoughts.  ...
2 Feb 2018
Lessons from 2017 and the outlook for 2018
After a record-breaking year, it is worthwhile reflecting on what lessons we can learn from the last 12 months. ...
31 Jan 2018
Funding the gap year
The gap year is fast becoming a rite of passage for many young Australians, as they seek a break between the rigours of their final year of school and...
31 Jan 2018
Cryptocurrency: financial panacea, or doomed to fail?
It is virtually impossible to sit down today and have a discussion with people and not broach the subject of cryptocurrency, writes Road Scholars Trai...
29 Jan 2018
Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and tax: how does it work?
Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, created and held electronically. No one controls it, writes H&R Block's Mark Chapman. ...
18 Jan 2018
Managing cash in your SMSF
The cornerstone of any successfully operating self-managed super fund (SMSF) is its bank or cash account. After all, it’s the first thing that will ...
18 Jan 2018
Ethical investing: on the up, or heading for a fall?
Can ethical investing keep growing at an exponential rate or will it hit a mid-life crisis? Australian Ethical's Stuart Palmer investigates. ...
11 Jan 2018
Northern minerals and rare-earths
Rare-earth elements have been described as the “vitamins” required for the shift from a carbon-based economy to the 21st century electron economy....
11 Jan 2018
The decidedly irrational investor
A student of financial markets is typically struck by the peculiar ways in which they operate, writes La Trobe Financial's Chris Andrews. ...
14 Dec 2017
Valuation risks in the US
Following an extensive company research trip to the US, Adrian Martuccio shares his key insights into what the US economy and companies have to say. ...
14 Dec 2017
The GFC: 10 years on, a long-term view remains vital
The global financial crisis (GFC) of 2007-08 fundamentally shaped the contours of the worldwide financial services landscape. ...
8 Dec 2017
A different report this morning — a look at bitcoin
US stocks were higher overnight as optimism around the tax bill gains momentum, and that flowed through to a higher US currency, writes Denis Pipic. ...
8 Dec 2017
Amazon and the industrial property revolution: a focus for investor returns
One of the biggest talking points of the second half of 2017 in the Australian economy has been the entry of Amazon into the local market, writes Stev...
30 Nov 2017
5 things SMSFs should consider when it comes to investing
If you have a self-managed super fund (SMSF), then you should be aware that one of the obligations placed on you as a trustee is that you must have an...
30 Nov 2017
Smaller companies going global: Part 2
In the second installment of this two-part series, Adrian Ezquerro of Clime Asset Management highlights two ASX-listed smaller companies with attracti...
30 Nov 2017
How to gift the family home to your children without wrecking your finances
With property prices on a seemingly endless rise, it can be tough for parents to see their adult children struggling to build a life on the renter...