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Trade wars and the potential impact on the Australian economy

Trade wars and the potential impact on the Australian economy

August 21, 2019

Markets around the world have been rocked by Trump’s tariffs and concerns about Chinese retaliation. But how much does this really have to do with Australia? When two of our biggest trading partners start limiting trade, are we likely to win or lose?

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Zero interest rates – Investing in a world where rates are lower for longer

Zero interest rates – Investing in a world where rates are lower for longer

August 13, 2019

Australian official interest rates are now at 1%, and markets predict them to go lower. While this is a first for Australia, other developed countries have lived with zero or even negative interest rates for a decade now (much longer in the case of Japan). So how can investors respond to this environment?

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The psychology of investing – Quality decision making for traders

The psychology of investing – Quality decision making for traders

August 7, 2019

Despite the numbers and the headlines, markets are simply comprised of individual buyers and sellers making decisions about where to place their money. The choice to buy or sell a stock can be as much an emotional one as a rational one, and the ability to manage our feelings can greatly improve our financial outcomes.

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A world gone mad: Any price for growth?

A world gone mad: Any price for growth?

July 30, 2019

While Australia’s tech darlings have achieved spectacular share price growth, the global tech behemoths continue to dominate markets. These ‘growth’ companies are trading on eye watering multiples in many cases, while less glamorous companies languish on valuations well below their long run averages. The divergence in valuation between growth and value stocks has not been this great since 1999.

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Boring is beautiful – A high conviction Australian equity portfolio

Boring is beautiful – A high conviction Australian equity portfolio

July 23, 2019

After years of adulation for high growth sectors such as technology, many investors holding old faithfuls such as Telstra often wonder whether the market will ever reward their patience. In a market where growth is good, how do we invest for the long term?  

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Investing for the future – how investment managers are planning for tomorrow

Investing for the future – how investment managers are planning for tomorrow

July 17, 2019

Disruption has affected most industries and fortunes are made and lost where investors are most able to position themselves for trends and themes that shape our world. This year’s Kanga conference hosts a line-up of professionals who are thinking about investing in the future.

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Getting started in the Aussie sharemarket

Getting started in the Aussie sharemarket

July 10, 2019

Many investors are reluctant to enter the share market despite higher potential returns than other assets due to their lack of knowledge and experience. If you’re one of them, you’re probably asking yourself: where to start, how much money is needed and what to buy.

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Where to invest your next dollar

Where to invest your next dollar

July 4, 2019

Whether you rolled over your super fund or have excess cash available, the big question is: how to invest your next dollar? The question is especially pertinent for investors who experienced poor returns from assets they had little knowledge of during the global financial crisis.

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Lithium, nickel, iron ore and more: Resources and the lure of the West

Lithium, nickel, iron ore and more: Resources and the lure of the West

June 25, 2019

While the resources boom that saved Australia from the GFC may have subsided, there is no question that global demand for Australian resources will continue. Trends can be tricky though; those who joined the lithium bandwagon have experienced a wild ride.

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Death and Taxes – getting your super to those you care about

Death and Taxes – getting your super to those you care about

June 19, 2019

Most Australians are surprised -even shocked -to discover that their superannuation is not covered by their Will, and decisions about who receives it upon death can be made by a trustee whom they’ve never met. Given super is often a person’s largest financial asset, investing a little bit of time to ensure it goes to those you love can be critical.

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