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Graham Hand

Graham Hand

is the editorial director of Morningstar Australia.

How long will you live?
Retirement
How long will you live?
We are often quoted life expectancy at birth but what matters most is how long we should live as we grow older. It is surprising how short this can...
Invest in equities until you reach your sleeping point
Personal Finance
Invest in equities until you reach your sleeping point
Benjamin Graham wrote that everyone should hold between 25% and 75% in equities, with the rest in bonds. The right level is the point where you...
Financial pathways to buying a home require planning
Personal Finance
Financial pathways to buying a home require planning
In the six months of my battle with brain cancer, one part of financial markets has fascinated me, and it’s probably not what you think. What's...
Five strategies to match your investing to your behaviour
Personal Finance
Five strategies to match your investing to your behaviour
Common investor habits are selling when the market falls, worrying about others, a fear of running out of money and losing patience with a fund. Here...
Only 2.4% of companies deliver all net shareholder wealth
Stocks
Only 2.4% of companies deliver all net shareholder wealth
Over decades, relatively few companies generate all the stockmarket's outperformance. Is this an argument for passive investing or does it prove...
10 reasons owning your home beats super in retirement
Retirement
10 reasons owning your home beats super in retirement
Since the introduction of compulsory super, the industry has pushed its members to put as much as possible into super. It has been a disservice to...
7 rules for a happy life from Berkshire's Charlie Munger
Personal Finance
7 rules for a happy life from Berkshire's Charlie Munger
The legendary investor says if you don't relish managing your own investments, leave it to others and find something else to enjoy.
30-year chart is pointer to retirement outcomes
Retirement
30-year chart is pointer to retirement outcomes
A healthy couple entering retirement can expect at least one of them to live for 30 more years. What do the 30-year asset performance charts say...
A capital gains tax discount is legitimate but how much?
Personal Finance
A capital gains tax discount is legitimate but how much?
Like negative gearing, discounted capital gains tax, is criticised for giving investors an edge over first-home buyers. A discount is justified but...
Who needs the Caymans? 10 ways to avoid paying tax
Personal Finance
Who needs the Caymans? 10 ways to avoid paying tax
Australians don't need dodgy schemes in Caribbean islands to hide their wealth. There are plenty of legal ways to avoid paying tax but they will...
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