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Bonds in the spotlight

Many myths and misconceptions about bonds abound, particularly during periods of rising rates. Here's why despite current economic conditions, investing in bonds is still essential. Written by Jean Bauler, Head of Bond Indexing, Asia Pacific…
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How to manage rising interest rates

Rising interest rates are almost always portrayed as bad news, by the media and by politicians of all persuasions. But a rise in rates cuts both ways. Higher interest rates are a worry for people with home loans and borrowers generally. But…
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How to calm those market jitters

It’s been a rocky start to the year on world markets but that doesn’t mean you should hit the panic button. Staying the course is generally the best course, but that’s easier said than done when there’s a big market fall. In January…
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What’s a cryptocurrency?

Like most things with a rising price tag, cryptocurrencies have garnered global recognition and interest for their sudden increase in value. From experienced investors to individuals just beginning their investment journey, many are…
investing in inflation may provide new opportunities - article by LifePath Financial Planning Brisbane
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Investing in inflation

Inflation appears to be firmly on the rise and while that is bad news for consumers it’s not necessarily bad news for investors. In fact, inflation may provide new opportunities. In the September quarter, the consumer price index (CPI)…
What exactly is inflation? LifePath Financial Planning answers the question
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What exactly is inflation?

By Beatrice Yeo, Economist What exactly is inflation? Why is the RBA so keen to see it return? And more importantly, what does this all mean for investors? The Reserve Bank of Australia has recently made an unprecedented change to the…
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Managing investment risk in uncertain times

2020 exposed investors to the end of a bull market and the start of a global recession, all caused by a totally unexpected global pandemic. The outlook for the global economy and investment markets remains uncertain until an effective vaccine…
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Your financial future starts now

They say every great journey begins with a single step — and yours is just beginning. Here’s how to get on the path to financial freedom at the same time. Every year, thousands of young Australians start one of the biggest journeys of their…
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Why do share markets move so much?

When global financial markets become volatile, it’s natural for investors to get anxious about the potential impact on their investments. But before you start selling up your shares, it’s important to understand what causes these market…
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What kind of investor are you?

No two investors are alike – we all have our own goals, investment timeframes and risk appetites. That’s why your financial adviser works with you one-on-one to understand your personal investment style and make sure your portfolio is the…
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Market Volatility: Facts and figures.

Many investors become concerned when volatility occurs in global financial markets – particularly about the impact on their superannuation and other investments. In times like these, it is important to understand the causes of market movements…
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Centrelink impact of renting the former home

Residents who move into residential aged care from January 1, 2017 and rent their former home will receive less generous Centrelink/Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) assessments due to changes that are now effective. The Omnibus Bill,…

Compound Interest – The Eighth Wonder of the World

There is little doubt that the wonder of compound interest continues to be a force in terms of accumulating wealth even in our modern and volatile investment environment.