Clover’s awesome (and very generous) referral program

 

What was the last gift you gave one of your mates or a family member? A bottle of wine? Chocolates? A gift voucher? Maybe an Amazon Alexa?

These are all nice ideas (and we admit the Alexa is pretty cool) but here’s the thing – none of these gifts help someone reach their financial goals. They also don’t really help you out either. You know what does both? Your $5,000 Clover referral code.
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Would impact would a trade war have on your investing portfolio?

If you’ve been paying attention to the news the last few weeks, then you’ve likely heard the term ‘trade war’ in regards to the U.S. and many of its major trading partners. This news has been sending global sharemarkets on a bit of a roller coaster.

But what does this mean for your investments and should you be concerned? Do you need to rush to the grocer and stockpile Tim Tams?

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2017: The Investment Year in Review

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Another year is behind us. 2017 was a year where politics, both global and domestic, seemed to dominate the news, from the ongoing turmoil in the White House, to the Parliamentary citizenship debacle here, and the historic passing of the same sex marriage legislation just as the year drew to a close.  

On the investment front, most markets and asset classes delivered returns significantly above the forecasts of a year ago. 2017 was a year in which risk was amply rewarded, with global sharemarkets in general, and emerging markets in particular, producing outsized returns for investors.  

Clover portfolio options benefited from the strong run up in global sharemarkets during 2017, in being constructed to provide more exposure to international shares relative to Australian shares, a positioning that added to relative returns during the year.

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