The world began 2020 much as it ended in 2019. There was growing optimism in the global economy with expectations that the US and China had ‘buried the hatchet’ on trade disputes and the United Kingdom would be exiting the European Union (EU) in a less disruptive fashion. This optimism lasted until February.
It is great pleasure to announce that OBT Financial Planner, Damon Zischke, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2019 Lonsdale Awards!
A vital ingredient to successful investing over the longer term is knowing yourself – and specifically knowing the mental traps you may fall into when making investment decisions. Here are a few of the more typical behavioural biases of investment decision-makers.
If you’d like the peace of mind that comes with a guaranteed income for life, a lifetime annuity might be right for you.
Many investors use a consistent, long-term strategy to build a more secure financial future through steady purchases of well-diversified investments. Most people would probably say they are investors, but the question is not so easily answered.
Read why Peter Switzer says, If I want to get fit, I hang out with fit people. If I want to learn to play golf, paying a golfing pro for lessons would make sense. If I want to grow wealth, investing in guidance from a specialist seems sensible.”
Read why, for Plainland retirees Barry and Gail, having Financial Planners who are nearby and invested in their affairs is important.
Lockyer Valley retirees Glen and Marlene Reinke have been clients of Rodney Turner’s for some 30 years and they wouldn’t have it any other way.
Redefining risk for income investors An equity-based investment fund that aims to deliver dependable income is likely to deviate significantly from the Australian share market index. It requires an active approach to manage a set of very different risks. For a typical return-seeking equity fund… Read More >>
What are the consequences of this emotional roller-coaster? Emotions turn rational investors into irrational investors. So, it is important to remember that markets move and investments will always go in and out of favour. Developed, diversified long-term financial plans are placed in jeopardy when investors… Read More >>