Investors usually have mixed feelings about cash. In bull markets, cash is shunned whereas in volatile bear markets, when equities and bond prices are falling, it can be looked on as a safe heaven and ready liquidity. Attempting to successfully time your re-entry into markets can be challenging even for professional fund managers. Fund managers…

After a year when even the best laid plans may have changed due to COVID-19, people who were planning to retire soon are reviewing their plans. Whatever your circumstances, a financial review may be required to get your retirement plans in order. You may even find you’re in better financial shape than anticipated, but you…

Many Australians love sport, and as a result, we can be a bit obsessed with “averages”. Perhaps the most famous average of all is likely to be Don Bradman’s Test batting average of 99.94. For example, did you know that the mailing address for the ABC in each state is GPO Box 9994, which was…

It was a year of extremes, with shares hitting record highs and interest rates at historic lows. Yet all in all, 2019 delivered far better returns than Australian investors anticipated at the start of the year. The total return from Australian shares (capital growth and dividend income) was 24 per cent in the year to…

In the short term the market presents a world of worries, but with a well-diversified portfolio you can put your feet up and let time take care of the rest. What a difference a year makes. In recent months, Australian shares hit a record high, the Aussie dollar dipped to levels not seen since the…

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