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James Gerrish of Shaw and Partners has provided commentary on what is happening in the market and says the Markets were hit hard but they will bounce!
Another massive day for Aussie stocks and the busiest we’ve had on the desk for a few years courtesy of a big drop in the US market overnight plus we had follow through selling via US Futures today while Asia was a sea of red – the Nikkei off 5%, stocks down 3.35% in Hong Kong, while ...
> Many of the mistakes investors make are based on common sense rules of thumb that turn out to be wrong.
> As investment markets are forward looking its often wise for investors to turn common sense logic on its head.
> A key way to avoid many of the mistakes of investing is to have a long term investment plan that aligns your financial goals with your risk tolerance.
In the upside-down world logic that applies to much of investing, there are ...
> Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States risks ushering in a period of policy uncertainty which could cause further share market weakness in the short term.
> Australia and Asia generally are particularly exposed to this given the high trade exposure regionally.
> Trump’s victory is a negative for “risk assets” like shares and the $A in the short term – but if he becomes more pragmatic as President, any short term weakness will provide a buying opportunity.
After a ...
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What to expect in 2016?
DR SHANE OLIVER Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist Multi-Asset Group
As 2015 has come to a close, it's now time when investors typically reflect on their positions – perhaps learning from market and subsequent investment performance throughout the year – and strategise for the New Year.
The relationship between work and retirement is changing. Nowadays we expect a lot more from our later years than previous generations - we're no longer satisfied with treading water and we want to go freestyle.
But with the pension qualification age increasing1, people living longer2 and concerns about whether we have enough money in our super, we may have to work longer to generate enough income to maintain our lifestyle and enjoy a comfortable retirement3.
For an increasing number of Australians working longer in ...
You probably already have your car, your home and your health needs covered. But have you thought about insuring your family’s most important asset—your ability to earn an income? As well as life insurance, you can also protect yourself against loss of income, disability and specific trauma events.
When you’re insuring your car or home and contents, it’s fairly straightforward to work out how much cover you need. But when you’re insuring yourself it can be a bit trickier. It’s worth thinking ...