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Preparing, badly, for a crash

18 May 2014 |

CrashInvestment professionals are skilled at stating the obvious -- that there is a worrying asset bubble in the global markets. This is hardly surprising considering how much governments have been printing money. But then many are fully invested. Go figure.

Budget signals you are on your own

18 May 2014 |

PlanThe Budget signals an important change to national priorities. Ageing is making it less likely that government will help you when you are old, increasing the need for self reliance. For those who are able, planning for the long term is vital.

Australia falls off one cliff, another looms

14 May 2014 |

 Au CliffThe Budget shows that capital expenditure has dropped dramatically in Australia as the mining boom ends. Asia may also be creating another cliff.

Savings "glut": more bull from economists

08 May 2014 |

SavingsThe idea that money is a quantity of "stuff" (a bit like water) is deeply misleading. It leads economists into blind alleys, deceived by their own metaphors. Money is transactions. You can't literally have a "glut" of transactions.

Let the government create money

27 April 2014 |

makemoneyThe global financial crisis was caused by traders going wild, making up their own rules. Governments took a back seat. Many are calling for government to take back the control. It is an important debate for self managed super investors because financial stability is the most important variable in investment.

It's going to be tough to be old in Australia

09 April 2014 |

workThe "demographic bulge" is about to put great pressure on the Australian budget. A raising of the pension age, more means testing of welfare and co-payments for government services are all being put on the table by governments. The pressure to make DIY super work is increasing.

Politically correct sexism and ageism

06 April 2014 |

CorrectAttacking "rich old white men" who have substantial super is apparently perfectly aceptable, despite the obvious ageism, sexism and perhaps even racism. It is a poor way to conduct a discussion about social equity and the budget deficit.

Most will rely on pension for retirement

31 March 2014 |

RetirementSuper was supposed to take the pressure off the budget as Australia ages. But a survey has shown that only 15% of couples and 5% of singles will be able to rely only on super for their retirement.

Will Australia's luck last?

30 March 2014 | PSI

LuckAustralia has managed to remain largely immune to the dire economic events that occurred internationally after the GFC. But with global markets still struggling, the question is will Australia be able to maintain its splendid isolation?

Why is the $A rising?

27 March 2014 | PSI

CurrencyThe $A, the world's fifth most traded currency, is off to the races again. The casino of the world capital markets is finding it a useful gamble. For DIY investors it may suggest a reason to look offshore.

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