Investment

Spotlight on investment risk profiles

. Importantly, the level of risk that you are comfortable with can be different from the next person. Given this, when it comes to investing inside and/or outside of superannuation, whether over the short, medium or long-term, one of the first ports of call is determining an appropriate investment risk profile. A common way to do…
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Understanding Your Own Appetite For Risk

Understanding your own Appetite for Risk Understanding your appetite for risk is key when considering an investment strategy. Risk profiling is the process of finding your correct level of investment risk. This takes into consideration your risk capacity and risk tolerance. Risk capacity is the level of financial risk you can afford to take, and…
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How proposed franking credit changes could affect retirement income & goals

Franking credits and the uplift in income they deliver are crucial for every retiree’s investment strategy. The income benefits of franking credits are an intrinsic part of the strategy many investors adopt to attain their retirement goals. These credits, from Australian equities and hybrids, boost the average dividend yield on Australian shares by around 1.5%. But those benefits…
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Not all blue chips are made equal

Blue chip’s not a underwrite for investment success Blue chip stocks are considered safe investments because they are the largest and most recognised companies in the world. In most cases large companies will be safe investments however size does not always guarantee safety. In some cases, blue chip companies can become complacent and subject to…
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8 volatility lessons all Aussie investors need to know

In such a volatile environment, here’s what the experts advise you to bear in mind: 1. Volatility is a normal part of long-term investing Financial markets hate uncertainty and are also prone to over-reacting to events that may only have an impact in the short-term. So take a step back and be prepared for volatility,…
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Investors’ sentiment in 2019 more cautious

Investors’ optimism regarding future growth of global equities market entering in 2019 is expected to be more cautious, according to global equities investment manager Hexavest, an affiliate of Eaton Vance. Additionally, investors expected the pace of monetary policy normalisation should slow in the US and with financial conditions tightening in the US over the last…
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It’s time to get defensive

The vulnerability of the US share market to correction should encourage investors to increase allocations to defensive assets, according to RARE. Investors should increase allocations to defensive assets, particularly at a time when the US sharemarket is showing its vulnerability to a correction, according to listed infrastructure investment manager, RARE. RARE’s co-chief executive and co-chief…
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Volatility: 10 key messages for investors

Financial markets can be subject to periods of event-related volatility during which investor confidence can be significantly undermined. Here, we provide 10 key messages to help investors steer their portfolios through volatile times. 1. Volatility is a normal part of long-term investing From time to time, there is inevitably volatility in stock markets as investors…
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Cash quandaries for the smashed avocado generation as they ponder how to invest

Young professionals are doing without smashed avocados and toast and saving tens of thousands of dollars in cash, but they don’t know how to invest the money. It’s a problem financial advisers including Fox and Hare’s Glen Hare often see with their young professional clients. “There are so many options with what they can do with…
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