Finance is full of jargon. If you do a quick online search for “investing terms” you’ll find everything from “quadruple witching” to “xenocurrency”.
We’ve decided to go back to school and give you the ABCs on the investing terms we believe are the most important for you to understand. It’s not exhaustive, and rather than put filler we’re skipping some of the letters. But after reading this post, you’ll have a better understanding of the terms we float around. Continue reading “The ABCs (mostly) of investing”
Investing is one of the best things you can do for your money, but taking the plunge can be a daunting one, especially if you’re new. That’s why we created a beginner’s guide – to help you along, step-by-step, to become a savvy investor equipped with the basics to make an informed decision about how investing can help you reach your financial goals.
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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.
Continue reading “2017: The Investment Year in Review”
Researching all the available options for you as a first-time investor is a critical step that shouldn’t be missed. Even if you end up paying a third party to manage your investments, you will need to understand how they will invest on your behalf and what to expect from them.
Investment funds such as exchange traded funds (ETFs) and index funds are a popular choice for those new to investing. Learn more about how they work, their advantages and disadvantages so that you can decide on the best investment strategy for you.
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Exchange Traded Funds are a type of investment that’s popular due to their diversification, low fees and flexibility. In Australia, there’s more than 20 billion dollars invested via ETFs.
An ETF is essentially an investment fund that owns a large amount of individual shares, bonds, real estate or commodities, and then are sold in small parcels.
Continue reading “What are exchange traded funds?”