Investment

What companies are Dominating the competition of the Share Market

What companies are Dominating the competition of the Share Market?

What did it look like in 2013? Apple is now bigger by value than the entire Australian stock exchange. We are seeing a dislocation between some and the rest, particularly in North America. What will be the impact of mean reversion?
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Ray Dalio

Dalio on Impact of Deficits, Election, U.S.-China Tensions

Ray Dalio is the billionaire founder of the largest hedge fund in the world, Bridgewater Associates. In this short clip, Ray talks about the need to do diversification “well” in your portfolio. “The Shartru Way” requires that the correlation of assets is of paramount consideration during portfolio construction. This ensures “well” diversification is achieved thus providing superior…
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Microinvesting Is it worth it

Micro-investing: Is it worth it?

For share market novices, micro-investing apps like Raiz and Spaceship Voyager are great for making your first foray into the investing world, without any of the complexity attached to it. Arguably the most well-known micro-investing app, Raiz (formerly Acorns), rounds up your purchases to the nearest dollar and invests those tiny amounts for you into…
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5 essential rules for post coronavirus investors

5 essential rules for post-coronavirus investors

Six months ago, some of the younger teams in my office asked if they should start investing in the stock market. My answer was that they could start small and learn how to buy and sell stocks but the best time for them to start might be after a stock market crash! I said to…
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Why Investing Is Important

Investing has become increasingly important over the years, as the future of social security benefits becomes unknown. People want to insure their futures, and they know that if they are depending on Social Security benefits, and in some cases retirement plans, that they may be in for a rude awakening when they no longer have…
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What type of share market investor are you?

 Talk to a group of investors and it quickly becomes apparent that there are many differing motivations, strategies and attitudes amongst them. A little honest introspection can lead you to a better understanding of your own objectives and the impact your personality has on your activities on the Aussie sharemarket. Noted financial editors and fund…
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Gen Y Are Costing Themselves Plenty

Would you let someone select your first car to buy or indeed even a house? Interestingly, that is exactly what some people are doing with their retirement savings. A recent report released by REST superannuation said that about 1/3 of all people aged between 18-30 years old don’t open their superannuation statements or know what…
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The push and pull on bond yields

2019’s rampant bond rally came to a halt this month as bond yields rose, causing bond prices to fall across most major bond markets. For example, the mostly widely followed global bond index – Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index – lost 1% in September, which is sizeable given it nearly wipes out a whole year’s…
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The biggest risk investors will face for the rest of the year

Australia’s stock market fortunes follow the US. So you absolutely need to keep your eyes on that market. The good news is that the US economy remains strong. It’s the most resilient developed economy in the world. But it simply cannot avoid the business cycle. And the evidence suggests the business cycle is turning down.…
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