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How to Lower the Cost of Your Investment Portfolio with this ETF

How to Lower the Cost of Your Investment Portfolio with this ETF

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have become popular investment options in recent years for Australian investors. An ETF is an open-ended fund which is bought or sold on the sharemarket just like any share and is generally designed to track the performance of an asset class or sector. They are known for their low management fees,

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Fundamentals of the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) Movement

Fundamentals of the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) Movement

There have been enough debates, discussions and deliberations on what drives human behaviour. Theories have evolved and schools of thought have been devoted to the study of human motivation. Still, ages after Henry Ford designed the famous moving assembly line for manufacturing cars after studying people at work, although the studies of psychology and sociology

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Financials flex their muscles: what’s good for banks is good for the economy

The decision by major banks over recent weeks to unilaterally raise interest rates on residential property loans, especially for investors, appears to be officially sanctioned and could helpfully ease demand pressures in the Sydney and Melbourne housing markets. That said, greed can be good! These actions could also conveniently help boost bank net-interest margins, which

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Could the S&P/ASX 200 reach and hold 6000 this year?

Since bottoming in February last year, and especially since the election of Donald Trump as US President, the Australian equity market has posted good gains, with the S&P/ASX 200 now within striking distance of the psychological 6000 level.  This post assesses both the technical and fundamental challenges facing the market. All up, the analysis suggests that

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