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Invest in human progress

How to invest in human progress

Forget about fake news – have you heard the good news?  In 1990, 35% of the world’s people lived in absolute poverty.  By 2015, just 9.6% did.  By 2015, more than 1.25 billion people were lifted out of extreme poverty, which is roughly 138,000 people per day. The Brookings Institute calculates that half of the

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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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The ETPs your SMSF needs to know about

Your SMSF needs to know about these ETPs

If you’re utilising a self-managed super fund (SMSF) for your superannuation, then you’ll want to be very smart and strategic about the portfolio that makes up that SMSF. After all, it is your retirement fund, and accumulating as much wealth through it as possible is essential. Many people look to SMSFs in order to give

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Fundamental Indexing

Fundamental indexing: taking the emotion (and price) out of an index

Traditional passive index investing, whereby a fund tracks the performance of a market capitalisation based index, has been and remains an excellent way to invest, and exchange traded funds or ETFs have been an efficient and practical way for investors to access such an investment strategy. Indeed, in its annual research, which tracks the performance

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