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Sorry, you are going to live longer

13 April 2014 | Staff reporter

healthAustralia's superannuation system is going to fall short. DIY investors are on notice to be realistic about how long they will live. Is longevity insurance an option?


Picking the right commodities play

06 April 2014 | Broker reports editor

PlaySuper investors looking for diversity should have some capital in commodities. But the risks and rewards are higher, so it is necessary to make some complex assessments of macroecomics and supply and demand patterns.


Big boys chase DIY investors (selfies)

02 March 2014 | Broker reports editor

SMSF GrowthSelf managed super fund investors (selfies) are now have 16% of the stock market. Their holdings are now so large, professional investors are trying to follow what they do in their own investment choices. It is making the market more conservative.


Risk averse DIY funds miss opportunities

18 February 2014 | Staff reporter

RiskA report by SPAA shows that DIY super funds stayed heavily invested in cash in 2013, missing out on opportunities in the stock market. It also shows sharp growth in younger people setting up their own SMSF funds.


Why markets can be mad, bad and dangerous to know

17 February 2014 | PSI

Strategy"Humans are economically rational" is one of the best jokes ever produced by the otherwise dull economics profession. Humans are in fact irrational, veering between fear and greed. A behavioural economist explains why.


Be yourself, know thyself

17 December 2013 | Staff reporter

knowSMSF investors should understand their own biases and tendencies if they are to make sound decisions. It is possible for very different people to do well, but self knowledge is key.


Diversifying offshore

15 December 2013 | Staff reporter

OffshoreThe high $A suggests that looking offshore has its attractions. But the fate of Australia's currency is determined by forces larger than the performance of the local economy, making its direction unpredictable. And there are risks in overseas markets.


Coalition "quite like" SMSFs

03 December 2013 | Staff reporter

“Like”The Federal government is ideologically well disposed to SMSFs. Meanwhile, SMSF investors are looking offshore to take advantage of the high $A.


Is the share market a good play?

26 November 2013 | Broker reports editor

Super funds have reduced their ownership of shares since 2007, and since 2011. That is partly because of the rise of SMSF investors, who are less likely to diversify. How should they be assessing whether the share market is a good option?


Warning: Super is coming under pressure

24 November 2013 | PSI

 PressureThe signs are growing that as government finances come under pressure, super will be targeted. A Grattan Institute report has called for big tax changes. DIY super investors have to plan accordingly.


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