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Articles from: Make sure you SuperStream, not SuperScream - 06 Apr 2015 to Be wary of ETF currency risks - 04 Mar 2015

Make sure you SuperStream, not SuperScream - 06 Apr 2015

Author: Graeme Colley
Date: 06 Apr 2015

Do you have a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) that receives contributions from an employer with more than 20 employees? If you do, then the SuperStream changes may have an impact now

Avoid outliving your retirement savings - 03 Apr 2015

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 03 Apr 2015

While rising life expectancy is considered a good thing, there is a financial risk involved

4 top portfolio maintenance tips - 02 Apr 2015

Author: Christine Benz
Date: 02 Apr 2015

The bucket strategy for retirement income appears to be a model of simplicity, at least on the surface

Taxing times for trustees - 02 Apr 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 02 Apr 2015

The federal government launched its much-awaited white paper on tax reform this week

3 key lessons from a top investor - 01 Apr 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 01 Apr 2015

Global investor and Platinum Asset Management (PTM) founder Kerr Neilson is one of the top investors in Australia

Aussie market relatively robust - 31 Mar 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 31 Mar 2015

Overview

The science of investing - 31 Mar 2015

Author: Samuel Lee
Date: 31 Mar 2015

Though it sometimes is hijacked by ideologues, the scientific method works

Can ECB policy heal Europe's ills? - 30 Mar 2015

Author: Mike Amey, Andrew Bosomworth and Lorenzo Pagani
Date: 30 Mar 2015

What is PIMCO's outlook for Eurozone growth and inflation over the coming six to 12 months? Amey : Since our last Cyclical Forum in December, we have upgraded our expectations for European growth and inflation, such that we expect real growth to come in around 1.5 per cent and the consumer price index (CPI) to increase 1.0 per cent over the next 12 months

5 key drivers of quality ETFs - 26 Mar 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Mar 2015

Last year, assets in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) hit a record high, according to Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management head of South-east Asia passive investments Sam Manchanda

News Corp's new threat - 26 Mar 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 26 Mar 2015

The vast number of channels on pay television provide an endless stream of programming, including reality shows about fabulous nobodies that quickly became "water cooler content" -- think Honey Boo-Boo and Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Volatility not an accurate risk measure - 25 Mar 2015

Author: Dan Kemp
Date: 25 Mar 2015

Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan once said that "we drive into the future using only our rear-view mirror"

Gold's move looks encouraging - 24 Mar 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 24 Mar 2015

Overview

7 key SMSF estate planning issues - 24 Mar 2015

Author: Brian Hor and Caroline Harley
Date: 24 Mar 2015

Here are seven estate planning issues to address for your SMSF

Reasons to reconsider investing in China - 23 Mar 2015

Author: Dale Nicholls
Date: 23 Mar 2015

When looking at China, overseas equity investors are bombarded by headline-grabbing negative stories

Are risk-tolerance levels lower in Australia? - 20 Mar 2015

Author: Paul Resnik
Date: 20 Mar 2015

You might think people living in the US like financial risk a bit more than people living in Australia or the UK

Woolworths versus the 800-pound gorillas - 19 Mar 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 19 Mar 2015

Did you hear the one about the bloke that went into a supermarket to grab a carton of milk and came out with a concrete blaster? And what about the husband and wife who went into to the same supermarket to buy their Sunday roast and came out with a digital television antenna and tree lopper? For shoppers at discount grocer Aldi, such an experience is not unusual and the approach seems to be resonating with consumers

Economic update - 19 Mar 2015

Author: Donal Curtin
Date: 19 Mar 2015

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The bucket approach to retirement allocation - 18 Mar 2015

Author: Christine Benz/Peter Arnold
Date: 18 Mar 2015

Those who lived through the 1970s and 1980s no doubt now find their photographs from those decades cringe-worthy

Understanding ETF liquidity - 17 Mar 2015

Author: Louis Crous
Date: 17 Mar 2015

One of the many benefits of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for investors is their tradability

Resources to remain a drag - 16 Mar 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 16 Mar 2015

Overview

Way out for debt-stricken governments - 16 Mar 2015

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 16 Mar 2015

Austerity has failed to reduce the debt burdens of governments that imposed this remedy to fix their finances

QBE: About that turnaround - 13 Mar 2015

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 13 Mar 2015

In November 2014, a prolific stock analyst upgraded QBE Insurance (QBE)

When to sell a fund - 12 Mar 2015

Author: Peter Arnold
Date: 12 Mar 2015

As we age, our investment choices need to change to suit new circumstances and new objectives

Buffett's simple secrets to success - 11 Mar 2015

Author: Jason Stipp
Date: 11 Mar 2015

Berkshire Hathaway released its fourth-quarter results and 2014 annual letter over the weekend -- required (and highly anticipated) reading for value investors and Warren Buffett acolytes the world over

Exercise some near-term caution - 10 Mar 2015

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 10 Mar 2015

Overview

How asset allocation differs from diversification - 10 Mar 2015

Author: Larissa Fernand
Date: 10 Mar 2015

Investors tend to use the terms "asset allocation" and "diversification" interchangeably

The United States of Europe - 09 Mar 2015

Author: Brenda P. Wenning
Date: 09 Mar 2015

The US has imitated Europe for years, boosting government spending and racking up debt, creating a healthcare system that doesn't work and adding costly new social benefits

3 levels of trust when choosing an adviser - 05 Mar 2015

Author: Peter Arnold/Larissa Fernand
Date: 05 Mar 2015

It's a big step entrusting a stranger with your money and therefore your future and investors place tremendous importance on trust when choosing financial advisers

Market Index Performance l February 2015 - 05 Mar 2015

Author: Morningstar
Date: 05 Mar 2015

Be wary of ETF currency risks - 04 Mar 2015

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 04 Mar 2015

The latest data from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) for January 2015 shows Australians are pouring money into exchange-traded products (ETPs), with the size of the market hitting $15.9 billion, up 60 per cent from a year earlier, and much of that money going into international ETPs

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