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Blog Profile / Smart Investing


URL :http://blogs.news.com.au/news/smartinvesting/
Filed Under:Business & Finance / Investing
Posts on Regator:375
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Archived Since:May 6, 2010

Blog Post Archive

‘Reactionary investing’

Whenever investment markets are sharply rising or falling, do you feel a powerful urge to do something? If your answer is "yes", you are…

Sound SMSF advice is critical

The SMSF sector’s continuing rapid growth in fund numbers and assets further highlights why sound professional advice to investors regarding self-managed super is critical. …

Your retirement-savings check-up

How often do you check whether your retirement savings are on track to finance your planned standard of living in retirement? Such check-ups are a…

Retiring SMSF baby boomers

A recent article in The Australian makes the key point that baby boomers – “the first generation to really embrace self-managed super” – are entering…

Taper talk

Financial markets can at times inject ordinary words with ominous meanings. This is the curse of the central banker. The chairman…

Lessons from a market comeback

The recovery of the All Ordinaries Accumulation Index (share prices plus dividends) to exceed its pre-GFC high holds valuable lessons for investors. These…

SMSFs and the cost factor

It is the most vexed of questions. When should you consider setting up a self-managed superannuation fund? A lot of the debate has centered on…

The risks of trying to pick winning managers

Some investors try to beat the market by trying to ‘time the manager’. It is a high risk strategy that involves switching between actively-managed share…

The price of chasing out-performance

One of the most crucial roles that a good financial planner can perform is to discourage their clients from chasing short-term out-performance in the share…

Cracking the money code

Literacy is the key that unlocks a world of knowledge. In the investment world financial literacy is how investors can crack the code of our…

Changing costly behavioural traits

A recent feature in The Wall Street Journal asks what investors have learned since the depths of the GFC almost five years ago. It seems…

Asset allocations in a changing investment environment

The latest SMSF Investment Patterns Survey, published by SMSF administrator Multiport, provides a useful insight into the asset allocation of many self-managed super funds.

New SMSF trustees sign-up – by the thousands

Once a decision is made to establish a self-managed super fund, intending members/trustees usually cannot wait until it is up and running. The…

How high yields can camouflage high risks

Hybrids – by definition – are the offspring of two different things. In the case of cars it is the combination of electric…

Excess contributions tax: remain vigilant

Super fund members saving hard for retirement should always remain vigilant about the risk of excess contributions tax. Certainly, the law changed recently…

Rapid ETF growth

The market value of assets held in exchange traded products - Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Commodities - grew by an impressive 56.4…

The investment marathon

When Olympic runners take their positions on the start line they are never in any doubt about how far they have to run. …

How realistic are your investment goals?

One of the key challenges for investors is to resist the temptation to inflate their expectations for investment returns from their portfolios. By…

Attention turns to pension-paying super funds

Regulators, super funds and super fund members are paying much more attention to superannuation pensions.

The legacy of proper estate planning

The recent death of 51-year-old actor James Gandolfini – who played mafia boss Tony Soprano in the television series The Sopranos –highlights the importance of…

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