Successful investing requires sustained resolve. Surprises can easily happen and it can be very much a test of character. Talent only goes so far.
The build up of debt before the GFC and the collapse of real interest rates are both signs of big problems in the global financial system. The threat is stagnation, which is of concern when looking f..
Slithershanks is intrigued by the Future of Financial Advice reforms. He is thinking of entering the industry and things are looking good.
Financialisation, the increasing share of developed economies taken by the finance sector, has become inexorable. But the bigger the sector gets, the harder it is to create customer value.
A survey of SMSFs is showing that mortgage brokers and internet sites are the main sources of information for DIY investors in property.
Those who let other people manage their super funds are paying three times what they should, according to Treasury. It merits close attention if you want to do as well as you can for your retirement.
Super fund returns look to be strong again this financial year. And Australians are saving more.
Next month, our Sydney readers have the ability to see David James, Editor of ‘PSI’ presenting a number of Seminars at the 2014 Trading, Super, Investing, - Future Wealth Forum. Personal..
In theory, the collapse of property prices in the US or Europe represents a great buying opportunity for DIY super funds. But that is only the start of the story.
If the key to property purchases is location, location, location, the key to investing in property is timing, timing, timing. Trouble is, timing is far harder to assess.
Professional investors, who manage the big institutional funds, are looking at the "amateur" investors in the self manager super funds as potential targets. It potentially gives a guide to up and comi..
The IMF ranks Australia third in the world for expensive housing. It is a caution for SMSF investors thinking of including housing in their portfolios.