Stockmarket jargon
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Sharemarket 101: Breaking down the sharemarket jargon

- September 28, 2021 16 MIN READ

You’re pretty sure you want to start investing, but it all feels complicated and confusing. In today’s Sharemarket 101 lesson, we translate the sharemarket jargon to help you feel more at ease. Sharemarket jargon is up there with mortgage jargon and real estate talk. Actually, sharemarket jargon is probably on a podium all on its… Read more »

What is a market pullback
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3 stocks to buy in a market pullback

- September 24, 2021 2 MIN READ

This week’s steep sell-off in global sharemarkets is a good reminder to have a shopping list ready of Australian stocks you’d buy in a market pullback. What’s a market pullback? A market pullback is a temporary pause or dip in an asset’s overall trend. It’s when a share price that’s being going up, pauses or… Read more »

The awesome power of dividends
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The awesome power of dividends

- September 20, 2021 3 MIN READ

Over the next couple of weeks Australians who are invested in our big listed companies (or through their super funds) are going to get a lesson in the power of dividends. Most investors just look at the share price movements of their stocks and tend to forget about the twice-yearly dividend distributions. Dividend payments are… Read more »

The benefits and risks of investing overseas
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The benefits and risks of investing overseas

- September 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Despite a ‘home country bias’, investing overseas is picking up speed in Australia. Here’s what you need to know. Australian investors have long shown a ‘home country bias’, which is a fancy way of saying we prefer to invest in our own backyard. Some Australians have exposure to overseas shares via their super fund, but… Read more »

The best ways to invest your tax return
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The 5 best way to invest your tax return

- August 30, 2021 4 MIN READ

Yippee, you’ve scored a good looking return from the tax office this year. While you’re tempted to blow the lot, if you invest your tax return carefully you’ll set yourself up for long-term wealth. The ATO returned more than $1 billion to approximately 457,000 taxpayers in the 2019-2020 financial year. That’s an average return of… Read more »

The long term cost of panicking in a crash
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The massive long term cost of panicking in a crash

- August 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

Research group SuperRatings have completed a fascinating, and important, lesson into the cost of panicking in a crash. I know sharemarket crashes are stressful, but history tells us that those that keep their nerve come out winners. SuperRatings has proved the point. They looked at the impact of switching out of a balanced or growth… Read more »

Why market timing is so important
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Why market timing drives investment success

- August 16, 2021 5 MIN READ

The concept of market timing seems simple, but so many people get caught up in the hype and end up getting it wrong. What is market timing? Market timing involves choosing the very best time to invest money. Like Marty McFly in Back to the Future, it would be great to know in advance when… Read more »