Tag Archives: Successful Investing

Bitcoin – is it really for you?

Posted on 01. May, 2018 by .

First published January 2018 If I could sum up the contents of my junk emails over the last 12 months in a single word it would be: Bitcoin. I can’t tell you how many unsolicited invitations I’ve received to start trading bitcoin – you may have experienced the same thing. This alone is a concern […]

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What to do when you come into money

Posted on 01. Nov, 2017 by .

Published on Advant Plus in July 2017.  Article by AMP Life Limited. Whether you’re faced with an inheritance, redundancy package or winning lottery ticket, it’s wise to consider your financial situation and future goals.  For most of us, a financial windfall isn’t something that comes around very often. And while the extra cash is welcome, […]

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How to manage volatility in a low return world

Posted on 02. Mar, 2017 by .

Responding to changing market conditions while keeping abreast of a strategy is a delicate balance. However, it’s an important skill to develop if you wish to successfully invest using a dynamic asset allocation approach. In this article, we discuss how market volatility is different to investment risk, and how you can manage your investments during […]

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2015-16 Federal Budget – Customer Briefing

Posted on 27. May, 2015 by .

13 May 2015 Welcome to AMP’s 2015-16 Federal Budget Customer Briefing.  If you’re like most Australians, you’re busy paying the bills and saving for retirement, as well as accessing services like healthcare,education, child care and aged care. So how will the budget change the way you live and work on a practical day-to-day level?  Here’s […]

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Planning your route to financial freedom

Posted on 21. Apr, 2014 by .

Before you climb Mt Everest, you have to reach Base Camp. Before you reach Base Camp, you have to reach Lukla. Before you reach Lukla, you have to reach Kathmandu. Any major goal requires several crucial steps to complete the journey, and it’s no different to your finances. So before you plan your summit assault, […]

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Capturing investors’ interest

Capturing investors’ interest

Posted on 21. Mar, 2014 by .

It may have taken a brilliant mathematician, such as Albert Einstein, to declare that “compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world’’ but it took a brilliant investor, Warren Buffett, to prove the theory in all its wonderful glory. Mr Buffett, one of the canniest investors around, explained that his “wealth has come from […]

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Investing: an emotional business

Posted on 01. Dec, 2013 by .

Common sense may say that the time to invest is when markets are down, but the reality is that most investors wait until market share running hot before they get on board. The psychology of an investor plays a significant role in what drives financial markets and explains in part why the prices of many […]

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Taking the risk out of life

Posted on 01. Oct, 2013 by .

A small mole on his leg seemed innocuous enough to Peter, but with a history of melanoma in his family, he knew to keep an eye on it.

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Property Versus Shares

Posted on 28. Mar, 2011 by .

One of the most common backyard barbeque debates in Australia relates to which provides better investment returns — property or shares? Australians are widely known to have had a long love affair with direct property, but an interest in sharemarket investing has also been on the rise over recent years.

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To buy or not to buy? That is the question.

Posted on 21. Mar, 2011 by .

According to expert portfolio managers, two of the best times to buy equities during this investment lifetime were after the economic recoveries of 1974 and 1990. The lead-up periods to each of these recoveries were also the closest in terms of economic meltdown to what we have recently been through, and are facing now. In 1974 and 1990, after the first spurt of economic growth, growth decelerated again (as it has in this past quarter) before the economy took off again.

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