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.
Slow economic growth is a global theme, with few exceptions. The Australian economy is not immune to this slowdown.
Super is the biggest investment we are likely to make, yet too many unknowingly behave as if wearing blindfolds. They commit to something they haven’t gotten to know or understand. Here are a few ideas on how to send some of that money your way.
What happened to the share market in 2018? Globally, share markets were down during the December 2018 quarter with the Australian share market falling 8.4% and the global share market index dropping 11.1%.
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 >>
Where are we now? “Just like investment cycles, where markets move and investment options go up and down, it’s important to know about the cycle of our emotions”. Stage 1: Optimism, thrill and euphoria Investors all start with optimism. We commonly expect things to go… 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 >>
Economic outlook Spring 2018 International share markets experienced major fluctuations during the June quarter owing to ongoing trade-tariff tensions. The Australian economy grew strongly, driven by strong Government spending on infrastructure and increased demand for Australian mining exports. International shares International shares swung between strength… Read More >>
Investing and sports can be similar in that good performance can be driven by a handful of superstar shares or players. In 2015, for example, the US S&P 500 index had a total return of 1.4 per cent. But if you took away just four… Read More >>