How to better manage investment risk
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10 ways to better manage investment risk

- March 24, 2022 5 MIN READ

The markets have been shaky recently, which adds to many people’s fear of taking on investment risk. But there are ways to find balance. In most investment structures, risk and return are intertwined. The higher the risk, the better the return. “When confronted with the sharemarket moving up and down, there’s a perception that it’s… Read more »

Investment bubble
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How to avoid being caught in an investment bubble

- March 22, 2022 3 MIN READ

They are the investment phenomenon which makes a person’s wildest financial dreams come true and then instantly shatters them. Investment bubbles have been inflating and bursting for hundreds of years. The wild ride of the gold price and the value of Bitcoin over the last few years is a timely reminder that while asset price… Read more »

Where to invest if you're risk averse
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Where to put your money if you’re risk averse

- February 9, 2022 4 MIN READ

If you’re risk averse, investing can feel very overwhelming – but if you pick the right investments, it doesn’t have to stress you out. One of the highlights of my day is hosting The Call at midday AEDT on www.ausbiz.com.au. Viewers send in shares they want an opinion on and I put those suggestions to an… Read more »

Fixed-rate Australian mortgages should be longer term
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What’s wrong with Australian mortgages?

- February 8, 2022 3 MIN READ

If you’re paying off a mortgage – or aspiring to – imagine if you didn’t have to worry so much about rising interest rates. That’s already the reality for US home buyers. Unlike in Australia, most mortgages in the US have a fixed-interest rate, locked in for 30 years. Instead of having to wait and… Read more »

What is dollar cost averaging
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Sharemarket 101: What is dollar cost averaging?

- October 25, 2021 2 MIN READ

In a nutshell, dollar cost averaging is an  investment strategy that can minimise your risk.  When it comes to trading shares, the old adage of buy low sell high seems to make perfect sense. But no one can predict the future and even investment professionals struggle to time the market correctly.  As for everyday investors,… Read more »