Opinion

Opinion

17 Nov 2017
Data centres: Property trusts’ next big thing
They may evoke images of box-style assets in sub-prime locations, but data centres’ specialised nature means they’re better business than they loo...
16 Nov 2017
How to choose a good robo-adviser
Robo-advice is an automated investment management service that has been used in the US and Europe for many years, but is relatively new to Australia, ...
9 Nov 2017
Cash will be king again
There is little doubt in my mind that we are closer to the end of a major and long-lived credit cycle than we are to any beginning, writes Roger Montg...
9 Nov 2017
Why investors should keep a firm eye on the US right now
The US Federal Reserve has announced it will start reducing its US$4.5 trillion balance sheet by US$10 billion this month. Dixon Advisory's Lyle Meane...
2 Nov 2017
5 mistakes investors make when using options for income
There are a number of mistakes and myths surrounding using options for income. VectorVest's Ron Wheeler explains what can trigger them and, important...
1 Nov 2017
As Brexit ensues, enter Euroland equities
It has been said, with a wink, that a well-informed person is someone who shares your views, writes TGG's Peter Wilmshurst. ...
27 Oct 2017
Bitcoin v forex, which one is better for trading?
Since the 1990s, regular people have had access to financial instruments to trade and thereby giving them some control of their own financial future, ...
25 Oct 2017
Estate planning in the post 1 July 2017
Investors spend a lifetime saving and building wealth; however, without an effective estate plan, the death of a spouse or parent can trigger a range ...
19 Oct 2017
What the recent rise in the Aussie dollar means for investing
The US dollar is still seen as the safe currency but according to Dixon Advisory's Lyle Meaney, it's important to know what has contributed to the ral...
19 Oct 2017
How you can invest in high-growth early-stage tech companies
Given the popularity of crowdfunding platforms and the potential for early-stage companies to accelerate the Australian labour market, investing in hi...
12 Oct 2017
Twenty20 or Test cricket – what is your approach to investing?
Following the footy finals, sporting eyes will turn to the upcoming summer of cricket, which this year features the Ashes. ...
11 Oct 2017
Benchmark unaware investing: a guide for investors
What does it mean to be an active or passive investor? And how can we compare the two styles that best represent the polar opposites, benchmark unawar...
6 Oct 2017
The difference an industry can make
With most established listed companies, there is something of a consensus on value. This is because the company has traded publicly, and much of their...
6 Oct 2017
How the Future Fund deficit is affecting investors and taxpayers
The Future Fund was set up to meet pension liabilities of retiring Commonwealth public servants. These were grossly underestimated, presenting a burge...
28 Sep 2017
How much risk are you taking?
Every year in Australia as we approach the summer months, the Rural Fire Service undertakes a scheduled hazard reduction process known as back-burning...
28 Sep 2017
10 things you may not know about listed commercial property but probably should
The great Australian dream of owning a home was immortalised in the film The Castle, when Darryl Kerrigan famously proclaimed “It’s not a house, ...
28 Sep 2017
Boosting income and reducing your portfolio risk with bonds
Bonds are an income-producing asset that can play several important roles in diversified portfolios. When an investor buys a bond, they are effective...
21 Sep 2017
A world of opportunity
After eight years of falling interest rates and quantitative easing, most investors are wondering how long before the next great fall, mostly so they ...
20 Sep 2017
Trade like a professional investor and reap the rewards
Why institutional investors consistently outperform, and how SMSF trustees and retail investors can do the same. ...
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....