APRA has issued a heatmap on super performance in Australia.
Taking your time over investment decisions tends to get better results.
Predictably, the low interest rates on cash are forcing SMSF investors to look elsewhere, especially shares.
The most common way to assess markets is to see them in terms of cycles. Because it is most common, it is what shifts markets.
But is it gambling? There are certainly some perils.
Following what the big investors are doing increasingly means thinking low emissions.
Financial advisers are exiting the market. Are they really value for money?
Conventional investment analysis is like chess moves, but is that the game we are in?
A pessimistic look at the financial system.
Over a fifth of Australian super funds' assets are in overseas stock markets, mainly in the US. American shares have been booming, but where are they headed?
Sound investment means understanding risk and reward and managing your investments accordingly. There are many risks around risk taking -- the wealthy try to avoid it.
The sophistication and volume of financial market trading is rendering 'normal' judgements problematic. But knowing that you don't know can help in setting a direction.