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Considering the volatile economic and political times we are going through, Australia’s sharemarket turned in a very respectable “steady as she goes” performance in the September quarter of 2019. The all important ASX200 index closed the September quarter at 6688 which was up 0.8 of one...

Investors have a bad habit of doing the wrong thing in the wake of sharemarket lurches such as the one we are experiencing, basing their reaction on gut instinct rather than logic. Newspapers will blare “billions wiped off markets” and nervous investors will obey their overriding...

We live in a complicated and interconnected world. The same values that can drive an investment decision also naturally influence other areas of our lives. Appreciating art has helped me identify what I value, and realised that it has also reflected in my investing style....

Post-retirement, the key focus for investors is generating a sufficient income stream to support their lifestyle. As people are living longer and spending more years in retirement, the challenge is not only making their savings last and meeting this need today but also in generating...

That old line that “a week is a long time in politics” was never more true than in the case of Scott Morrison’s surprise election win on May 18. After weeks of argy-bargy about abolishing franking credits for zero taxpayers, as Labor had proposed, in the...

Whichever major party finds itself in power after the imminent Federal Election, Australia’s retail investors can gain most reassurance from the fact that they will probably end up as beneficiaries of an income tax cut. Coalition Treasurer Josh Frydenberg pitched his Budget largesse at salary and...

The Australian sharemarket has this year enjoyed its strongest first quarter since 1991, having shaken off the blues just before Christmas and climbed up 9 per cent to just below where it was at the start of October last year. It’s a dispiriting reality however that...

Andrew Main is a financial journalist. He has been head down in Royal Commission for many months. Here’s his final views.   As the dust settles over the recent release of Commissioner Hayne’s Royal Commission report, there are two opposing views taking shape and they are both...

eInvest sponsored the SMSF Association Advisor conference 2019 that was held in Melbourne. We spent all day talking to the financial advisors that work with SMSF’s (Self Managed Super Funds) and got a good insight as to what they and their clients were needing. Here’s what...

'Active management'. It’s a term, like many in the finance world, that is jargon for a simple concept. Simply put, active management is where decisions regarding an investment are made by the analysis of investment professionals, sometimes with quantitative tools to assist. Imagine you wish to...