INVESTING AND THE SHARE MARKET

Three ways to invest in shares

Media headlines focus more on share market drops than rises, but wherever there is a weakness there is usually an opportunity lying in wait. High-quality companies are available at excellent …

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Selecting shares to invest in – 5 key considerations

Many Australians are turning to growth assets in order to chase better returns than those offered by the banks. With thousands of shares listed on the stock exchange, what do …

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Borrowing to invest – should you do it?

Borrowing to invest, also known as gearing or leverage, is a risky business. While you get bigger returns when markets go up, it leads to larger losses when markets fall. …

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The upside of a market downturn

Most people view share market downturns as unequivocally bad events. Suddenly, hard-earned savings aren’t worth as much as they were yesterday. It seems as if our money is evaporating, and …

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What are the different types of investment styles?

Share fund managers generally adopt a particular investment style and different investment styles can perform well in different market environments. Here are some of the key investment styles on offer …

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Lessons from the GFC – 10+years on

It’s been more than a decade since the market crash known as the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) rocked the investment world. At the time investors could only watch in disbelief …

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How the yield curve can affect you

US Interest rates have been making headlines in recent months, but do they really matter to Australian investors? The short answer is they do, a lot. Changes in US interest …

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Seven habits of highly effective investors

If you’re feeling a little bombarded by news about the US and Australian elections, Brexit fallout, RBA interest rate cuts, anaemic global growth—you’re not alone. In a low-return, high-volatility world, …

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The power of “average”

When financial markets experience volatility, many investors obviously worry; but what are the real effects of a “volatile market”? If you are a long-term investor, with a timeframe of five …

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The role of franking credits

It’s obvious that investors select investments based on the rate of return they can earn on their funds. For share investments, the rate of return has two components: 1. Sell …

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The 9 golden rules of investing

While markets are performing well it’s easy to sit back and watch investments rise in value. However what happens when the markets are not performing so well and uncertainty abounds? …

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Time to reflect

Many people use the Christmas/New Year period to reflect on the year that has just passed, often in a blur, and begin thinking about the future and how to achieve …

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Lessons from the Market

Every market cycle – bull or bear – provides opportunities for investors to improve their process for investing. The best thing to do is learn from past events and apply …

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