Investment News

Mon 23 Sep 2019

Take the mood out of investing

Take the mood out of investing

AS INVESTORS we all like to think that we're making rational choices, nut it's amazing how our moods can drive investment decisions.

Mon 12 Aug 2019

Where do I invest my savings?

Where do I invest my savings?

I'M OFTEN asked, 'what do you invest in?' The first step is looking at asset allocation.

Mon 5 Aug 2019

Shares are at a new high but don't rush to act

Shares are at a new high but don't rush to act

THE stock market has notched up an all-time high with the ASX 200 benchmark index hitting 6,875.5 points in late July, passing the previous record.

Mon 22 Jul 2019

In a low rate world, keep an eye on fees and risks

In a low rate world, keep an eye on fees and risks

THE Reserve Bank's back-to-back rate cuts in June and July are great news for anyone with a home loan.

Mon 6 May 2019

New superannuation protections from July

New superannuation protections from July

IT CAN be frustrating to have money sitting in super, only to find it gets eaten away by fees and charges over time.

Mon 29 Apr 2019

Any investments should pass the pub test

Any investments should pass the pub test

AN INVESTMENT doesn't have to be complex to be good, and if you're about to tip money into something, make sure it passes the pub test.

Fri 8 Mar 2019

Women: own your financial future with this free training

Women: own your financial future with this free training

THE Australian Shareholders' Association will run for women aged 55+ free financial literacy courses which focus on building confidence in decision-making.

Mon 11 Feb 2019

Managing risk in profoundly changing finance environment

Managing risk in profoundly changing finance environment

IT'S BEEN a week of shake, rattle and roll in the financial sector as the Banking Royal Commission wound to a close.

What's ahead this year for SMSFs?

What's ahead this year for SMSFs?

WITHOUT what seems an unlikely bounce in asset prices, there's probably not a lot of joy for DIY super trustees looking into their crystal balls for 2019.

Mon 28 Jan 2019

Is a long term investment strategy still relevant?

Is a long term investment strategy still relevant?

WE LIVE in a world of change. Against this backdrop of upheaval, is long term investing still relevant?

Wed 5 Dec 2018

Franking credit crunch hardest hit will be in the middle

Franking credit crunch hardest hit will be in the middle

IF THE ALP comes to power and ­delivers on its threat to scrap cash rebates on franking credits, what could you do?

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Help your super shine by getting to know it better

Help your super shine by getting to know it better

THE end of the year can be a cash squeeze. But it's also a good opportunity to take stock, and budget permitting, grow your super.

Tue 30 Oct 2018

With the market down is now a good time to buy shares?

With the market down is now a good time to buy shares?

Is now the right time to be investing in shares when the market is volatile?

Mon 29 Oct 2018

There's a compelling reason to change lenders

There's a compelling reason to change lenders

THE fight to win new customers is real in the banking sector, but competition can see loyal customers cop a raw deal.

Mon 15 Oct 2018

What future advice should you give your grandkids?

What future advice should you give your grandkids?

Paul Clitheroe offers some sound advice to seniors who are talking to their adult children and grandchildren about financing now their life in the future.

Fri 17 Aug 2018

What happens to jointly owned shares when I die?

What happens to jointly owned shares when I die?

IF YOU own shares jointly with your partner and one of you dies, the ownership of the shares needs to be confirmed.

Wed 8 Aug 2018

Expert advice: Learn to make better investment decisions

Expert advice: Learn to make better investment decisions

WEALTH coach Andrew Heaven answers two questions around investments, allocated pension and superannuation funds.

Mon 16 Jul 2018

Money: Spread your risk over long term plan

Money: Spread your risk over long term plan

ON THE basis of past returns residential property seems to be the frontrunner but that doesn't necessarily mean bricks and mortar is the right for you.

Tue 3 Jul 2018

Investment property may help seniors dodge contribution caps

Investment property may help seniors dodge contribution caps

BABY-boomers, take note: this week marks the start of the downsizing rules that may help you sidestep the ever-shrinking superannuation contribution caps.

Mon 18 Jun 2018

Fortnight ahead crucial for super contributions

Fortnight ahead crucial for super contributions

JUNE is always an important time to think about last minute contributions to superannuation but this year brings some new rules and new opportunities.

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