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20 Apr 2018
Cryptocurrencies deserve no place in an investment portfolio
Much has been written on the rise, and subsequent demise, of bitcoin. For investors, it’s been luck of the draw with spectacular gains, and the poss...
20 Apr 2018
Australian dollar rides global growth as US slides
The strength or weakness of a currency reflects market confidence in its economy, so it is interesting to note the outlook for the United States dolla...
20 Apr 2018
Four questions to help Australians manage the new $1.6m cap on pensions
$1.6 million sounds like a lot of money until you realise it needs to sustain you for, potentially, the rest of your life. However, as at 1 July 2017,...
13 Apr 2018
Generating income from shares
Traditionally, when seeking income, investors have turned to fixed income investments such as term deposits or bonds. However, persistently low intere...
13 Apr 2018
How robo-advice can make you a better investor
The world of investing can seem intimidating, especially to beginners. But it’s a world that you can enter more easily than ever as technology creat...
6 Apr 2018
The SMSF guide to Labor's franking credits plan... if it happens
If you have a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF), what is the potential impact of the opposition’s plan to stop excess imputation credits being...
29 Mar 2018
Under the bonnet with ROBO Global
In 2013, a team of financial and robotics experts who shared the same vision attempted to define robotics, automation and artificial intelligence as a...
29 Mar 2018
The highway in the sky
Miniaturisation of space infrastructure is likely to change the face of telecommunications on earth. ...
23 Mar 2018
Our super system, SMSFs and property
Australia has one of the best retirement savings schemes in the world. We now have the third or fourth largest retirement savings pool in the world. ...
23 Mar 2018
Beware IT start-ups on the financial critical list
The recent issues surrounding Big Un and GetSwift have shone the spotlight on the predicament many businesses and their investors face when it com...
15 Mar 2018
Reporting season wrap: February 2018
Capital management via share buybacks, a2 Milk Company and WiseTech Global were all features of the February 2018 reporting season. In this insight, O...
15 Mar 2018
Supplementing super with investment bonds
It’s no secret that Australia’s population is ageing and, at the same time, you’re likely to live a longer life than past generations thanks to ...
9 Mar 2018
Amazon – more than a global retail player
A well-researched and dynamic stock watch list is the bedrock of a good investment strategy that delivers value over the long term. ...
9 Mar 2018
Make market corrections your ally
Recent experience excepted, corrections are typically more frequent and regular than many would prefer, so investing should not occur without acceptan...
2 Mar 2018
Direct property: a low volatility pathway to asset growth
As the heat continues to recede from Australia’s east coast residential property markets, advisers and investors are turning their attention to othe...
2 Mar 2018
Is there more to come?
Earlier in February, Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, said that it “takes no imagination to visualise these yields [...
23 Feb 2018
How getting back on the job sooner benefits your mental and financial wellbeing
Despite our best efforts, sometimes injury or illness can make it difficult for us to continue to work. ...
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...