Opinion

Opinion

14 Sep 2017
Looking outside the Australian banking sector
Investing outside of Australia's banking sector can be a great way for investors to diversify their portfolio, writes Janus Henderson's Jane Shoemake....
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11 Sep 2017
Four key insights from the 2017 financial year
Promoted by As we’re now immersed in the new financial year, it’s timely to reflect on how global markets played out over the 2017 financial ye...
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6 Sep 2017
Diversifying beyond Australian shares, property and cash
Diversification is a useful way to reduce your risk and improve the returns generated by your portfolio. Despite this, many Australians still favour a...
6 Sep 2017
Are there any tax-effective investment strategies left?
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has said he would tax family trust distributions at 30 per cent if he were in government. Neil Rogan of Centuria explor...
4 Sep 2017
Why global monetary policy is holding back investors and savers
Global monetary policy has a massive impact on the potential for investors to achieve the returns they want. In this piece, Clime Asset Management's J...
29 Aug 2017
Active versus passive when prices are extremely stretched
Passive investing is a simple way to access the stock market, but how efficient is this method when the market isn’t performing particularly strongl...
23 Aug 2017
Tips for investing in a low interest rate world
Taking a defensive investment approach to retirement savings makes sense for those about to leave the work force, but as Dixon Advisory’s Lyle Meane...
28 Apr 2017
Why family trusts are more important than ever for wealth creation
Family trusts are a useful investment vehicle that can be used for a range of different purposes, and the recent tightening of the superannuation rule...
28 Apr 2017
Looking for alternatives to super? Think philanthropy
Far reaching changes to superannuation from 1 July 2017 will limit the amount that people can contribute to super over a lifetime, thereby limiting th...
26 Apr 2017
Why you should take gold advice with a grain of salt
Investing in physical gold is not for the faint-hearted. Even gold bugs, that quaint term for investors who love the yellow metal, get it wrong. ...
24 Apr 2017
Should you invest in commercial or residential real estate?
When investing in property, most people typically consider residential options, e.g. a unit or house. However, people are increasingly considering inv...
24 Apr 2017
How a housing shortage is driving a renovation boom
The latest building approvals figures reveal an upswing in home renovations over the past five months. ...
21 Apr 2017
IPO market set for a strong year
The initial public offering (IPO) market continued to strengthen in 2016. ...
21 Apr 2017
Do you actually need an offset account?
If you’ve had a mortgage, you will no doubt know what a mortgage offset account is, but do you really need one? ...
19 Apr 2017
Why diversifying into global tech makes sense
Australian portfolios are among the least diversified among developed markets, with tech being the largest underweight in domestic portfolios. ...
12 Apr 2017
Is it time to review your mortgage?
Ask yourself these seven questions to find out whether you could be missing out on thousands in savings. ...
10 Apr 2017
Commercial property could be the solution to low residential rental yields
As ultra-low rental yields continue to drag in the residential space, commercial property could be the alternative investors are searching for.  ...
7 Apr 2017
Should you renovate an old property or buy new?
When considering whether to renovate an old property or buy something new, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into and what each ...
7 Apr 2017
Rate chasers beware of falling on own sword
While a lower interest rate can make all the difference over the life of your mortgage or loan, there can be dire consequences for those who try and c...
5 Apr 2017
How to balance your investment risk
As returns become harder to come by, more investors are taking on excessive risk, leaving them unnecessarily exposed. Here are four ways to balance yo...