When it comes to the Australian sharemarket, there are a couple of mantles Australians can claim over our international counterparts. Firstly, Australians have some of the highest levels of share ownership in the world, with 33% of us owning shares directly*. Secondly, by global standards, the concentration of this ownership in large-cap shares is relatively
As a bright-eyed young teenager in the late 80s (revealing my age), one of the great movies of the time, Back to the Future II, revealed some pretty ‘crazy’ predictions on the technologies and products that would be available in the future – the future back then being the year 2015. One of the key
The new financial year is the perfect time to make some financial resolutions and review your portfolio, particularly in light of the recent – and continued – volatility in markets. Of course, your personal financial resolutions will depend on your investment objectives, but here are some ideas to spark some thought.
Following on from my recent blog, ‘Utilising leverage in investment portfolios’, I’d like to show you a potential gearing strategy you could consider within a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF). Remember this all assumes you’re comfortable with the concept of gearing and are willing to accept high levels of investment volatility and potentially large moves (both
Like most kids (and many adults I dare say), my three young girls love playing with Lego. With such a big age difference between my eldest (11) and youngest (4) we regularly have both “Lego” and “Duplo Lego” out simultaneously. For those who don’t know, Duplo is Lego for smaller children being twice the length,