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    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...

    Overview Global markets rebound strongly in January with the S&P500 +7.9%, FTSE 100 +3.6%, Nikkei 225 +3.8% and Shanghai Composite +3.6%. The Australian market also performed strongly, finishing the month +3.9%, bringing the total return for the last 12 months back to a positive +1.1%. The rally was broad-based, with both...

    Why is it that we are all recycling at home, but when it comes to investing, that mindset seems to go out of the window? Probably because making investment decisions is a mite more complex than deciding what rubbish goes in which bin. But it...

    While there are about 2200 stocks listed on the Australian market, more than 95 per cent of the value is made up of the top 200 stocks by market capitalisation. That leaves a lot of tiddlers but there’s a case to be made for the Small...

    Overview Global markets sold off in December, with the S&P500 -9.9%, FTSE 100 -3.6%, Nikkei 225 -10.5% and Shanghai Composite -3.6%. The Australian market performed much better, finishing the month nearly flat at -0.2%, bringing the total return for the last 12 months to a...

    The year 2018 reminded us emphatically that some of the more exciting investment products available did a lot worse than some of the conventional ones, to the extent that cash outperformed most other asset classes in Australia. Shares? Real Estate? The list of underperformers is a...

    The Australian sharemarket’s long been tied to the fortunes of its bigger US equivalent and the last quarter of 2018 was a fairly characteristic example. You won’t need reminding that in the last quarter of the year our market shed 9 per cent of its value,...

    EIGA Overview EIGA paid a distribution of 1.67 cents per unit in November. This was in line with our distribution estimate. The Australian market fell, finishing the month down -2.2%, bringing the total return for the last 12 months to -1.0%. Financials was the best performing...

    At a high level, we need to feed society and the availability of food is important. However, not all food is created equally, given the growing call to minimise implications for the environment and society at large from food production. It's not only thermal power station...