S&P Dow Jones Indices Managing Director and Head of Global Index Investing Craig Lazzara, has dedicated his career to researching whether fund managers can consistently outperform their respective benchmarks. He and many researchers with nearly a century of studying the topic, conclude that is it not often, and not for long.
One of the greatest concerns for Australian investors looking to invest offshore is the impact of currency on the value of their portfolios. Magellan Asset Management Portfolio Manager Chris Wheldon offers his insights into strategies to manage currency risk and his thoughts on hedging in the current market.
At the ASX’s recent Investor Day, nabtrade’s Gemma Dale shared with attendees what other investors are holding in their portfolios, and what they’re buying now, both domestically and abroad. This episode is designed to show how today’s smart investor can tap into high-performing overseas markets, invest in top stocks and achieve quality portfolio diversification without leaving the ASX.
Superannuation is likely to be your second largest asset after your home, so it should be an important part of your planning, but for most people it rarely rates a mention until they’re just a few years off retirement.
With a technical correction in market values occurring in October, many investors are wondering whether it is time to snap up bargains… or wait on the sidelines for fear of further price falls. Popular market commentator and value investor Roger Montgomery of Montgomery Investment Management has long expressed concerns about high valuations; have his views changed since the recent sell off?
With both the ASX200 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq having dropped 8% from their August highs, many investors are asking if recent market falls are the beginning of the end for the longest bull market in history. Rising US interest rates, a resurgent US dollar, stretched valuations and potential trade wars all loom as potential catalysts for a correction.
The ASX offers investors many types of instruments through which to build a diversified portfolio, but how do they differ, and which is best for your needs?