When choosing the best asset type, a clear understanding of the characteristics and risks involved should be undertaken before making an investment decision. Each asset type has their expected returns and risks, and management of these two are important to meet the market cycle and your current financial structure. Here are the different types of […]
Getting a loan to purchase your first home may sound like a daunting task, especially when it is close to impossible to secure a 100% loan nowadays. Lenders are more cautious before they help you finance your home, making sure that you are financially ready to keep up with your repayments.
Saving up for your first […]
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission will face the senate for their actions in 2013 when they blocked 250,000 websites under investigation for fraudulent investment activities.
The Senate Communications Committee will conduct a public hearing tomorrow to question ASIC’s actions to block websites – even that of the Melbourne Free University. The ASIC has released a […]
Investment Bank Credit Suisse recently conducted the fifth annual study of global wealth trends and found out that Australians are the richest in the world at a median wealth of $US 225,000, with around 60% of household relying heavily on Property.
Only 6% of Australians are living at a wealth below $10,000 compared to 70% of […]
The financial year has come to an end and it is but fitting that we provide you with predictions from top economists on what to expect for the year ahead.
Sharemarket predictions. NAB Chief economist Alan Oster expects sharemarket success to continue after ending the financial year up by 12%. He is predicting a 10% increase, […]
Warren Buffett is well known as one of the world’s most successful investors. He releases a shareholder newsletter annually, sharing his wisdom on his investment strategies as well as insights on financial topics. We are fortunate enough that his most recent newsletter covers the most in demand investment in Australia: Real Estate. Here are his […]
The Financial Services Council have urged state government officials to sell infrastructure to For – Profit Superannuation funds, setting their sights on state-owned electricity networks.
Retail fund’s plan to invest in infrastructure have sparked debate among economists, who warned that this is a risky move, as privatization can push electricity prices up, and the government will […]
Using SMSF’s have been the method of choice in property investments, with the advent of the residential property boom. This has caused widespread talks of a property bubble, as most of SMSFs are invested in the residential sector, prompting experts to call for investment diversity. With the popularity of residential investments, is this a good […]
Foreign investment has been on the rise annually despite of the rule changes regarding foreign investment ownership in the country. Foreign investors are undaunted by these changes, as data shows a steady increase of investments, notably from Chinese investors. Chinese shares have tripled between 2007 and 2012, the biggest investment increase in foreign investment at […]
According to the Asia – Pacific Wealth Report, Australia and the Asia – Pacific region will have the most number of millionaires in the world by 2014. For Australia, the reason behind this is no surprise as investors experience a rapid growth in the most popular sector – real estate.
Real estate has been the choice […]