Become a better investor through your holiday reading

Behavioural economist Daniel Kahneman – who teaches us to control our damaging behavioural traits to become better, more-disciplined investors – continues as a powerful force on the best-seller lists as 2017 draws to a close.

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Technical expert flags top 3 traps with CGT relief

While SMSF practitioners may be familiar with the rules for CGT relief, there are some key areas where professionals are hitting snags with the practical aspects of applying the relief, says a technical expert.

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As share prices rise, the risk-return trade-off gets tricky

Part of Vanguard's Global Macro Matters research series.

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UPDATE: Australia’s vital statistics

Keep up to date regarding how our great country is traveling.  Almost 150 different items covered. 

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Rising risks to the status quo

The financial markets' low volatility underscores investors' conviction that the long-term global economic trends of modest growth and tepid inflation will also define shorter-term cycles. But risks lie in mistaking the trend for the cycle.

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Opinion – 2018 to be the year of the machine

As artificial intelligence (AI) moves from the realms of fantasy to reality, it brings both opportunities and threats for investors in 2018. 

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Financial advice is the leading trigger to review insurance inside Super

Financial advice has been found to be the leading cause of people taking action to review their life insurance inside a superannuation fund.

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Weekend saving ideas – for your pocket and lifestyle

When weekends are crammed with Saturday sport, shopping and screens, it can be hard to feel like you’ve had fun and relaxed. Discover how to get more from your precious days off and spend less. Plan for all the right ingredients To have a happy weekend to look forward to (and back on), it’s important […]

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5 money mindsets that hold you back

What’s holding you back from taking control of your financial future? Discover the five mind tricks that can stop you from achieving financial success and what you can do to avoid them. Fear of failure Earning and saving money from your salary is all very well. But setting up an alternative income stream from an […]

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The case for active asset management

The shift of money from active to index funds seems decisive proof of investors’ belief in the superiority of passive investing. According to Broadridge, the financial data provider, nearly $2.4 trillion has flowed into passive ETFs in the US over the last 15 years, while $500 billion has flowed out of active funds.   But […]

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