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Can you trust a robot with your investment?

- July 20, 2016 3 MIN READ

Robots doing your investing. No it’s not the latest Will Smith movie, this is real life. Your superannuation fund manager already probably uses computers to chart share price movements or compute formulas to produce “buy” or “sell” signals on their current investment portfolio. So it was only a matter of time that computer investing would… Read more »

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Mid-year review

- July 6, 2016 4 MIN READ

The start of a new financial year should be a time to step back and assess how your investments are tracking and whether they are stacking up to your expectations. It has been a wild ride with markets spooked by everything from the rise of Donald Trump to Brexit to our own marathon inconclusive election… Read more »

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Kids Adult parents help

- June 15, 2016 4 MIN READ

The Generational war between parents and their adult children over money has never been more intense or sensitive. The clash is over parents wanting to ensure they are financially secure to enjoy their retirement and longer life, while their adult kids want their inheritance early to assist in buying homes and funding their own lifestyle.… Read more »

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Inflation low

- June 6, 2016 3 MIN READ

Low inflation is here to stay and it will wreck your investment expectations. Get used to it because we are all going to be forced to adjust. It means reassessing everything. From how long it will take to save for a home deposit to what you’ll need to contribute for retirement. Remember when we used… Read more »

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Share dividend to payers

- May 26, 2016 3 MIN READ

Savers, retirees and other income-focussed investors are facing slim pickings at the moment. With interest rates sitting at record lows, savings accounts and term deposits are offering record low returns… and many experts are tipping rates could fall even further. For those after income from their investments to fund their retirement or lifestyle, the challengno… Read more »

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EOFY 2016

- May 4, 2016 4 MIN READ

The Federal Budget is now behind us and the long boring election campaign is just getting started. For all the initiatives outlined in the Budget, they’re worth nothing if the Turnbull isn’t re-elected… and if they’re not there is no guarantee they’ll push ahead with what’s been announced. There’s an old saying in politics, “do… Read more »

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Leap year (01)

- February 25, 2016 4 MIN READ

We’d all love a bit of extra time in our lives, and this year we’ll get just that. That’s right, 2016 is a leap year which means that your February just got a day longer.   This is great if you can weasel a day off, but if you’re on a fixed annual salary you’ll… Read more »

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Property Outlook 2016

- January 20, 2016 4 MIN READ

There’s a lot of pessimism about property at the moment, with headlines tipping 2015’s hot markets to go off the boil and bad patches to get worse. It’s a big change of tone from the last few years, where east coast property could seemingly do no wrong. So where is residential property headed in 2016,… Read more »

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Pay rise negotiating mistakes

- January 3, 2016 4 MIN READ

The start of a new working year is a great time to reflect on where your career is heading, and whether you’re getting paid enough to head there. If you feel shortchanged, there’s really no avoiding having the uncomfortable conversation that every employee dreads… The pay negotiation. To help you get through this tricky chat… Read more »

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Bank Shares Outlook

- November 4, 2015 4 MIN READ

Australian’s love their big banks. Not necessarily paying them fees or watching them ratchet up interest rates, but as investors we just can’t get enough of them. In fact, most Australians would be an investor in our banks either directly or through their superannuation fund. They have been stunning investment performers run over the last… Read more »