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A beginner's guide to investing in shares for the first time

The concern about the economic impacts of the coronavirus is a classic example of how fear and uncertainty can create share price volatility (prices moving up and down a lot). As hard as it may seem to buy shares into market sell offs, this…

Entering the investment property market

Purchasing a property for investment purposes can involve a different set of considerations compared to purchasing a home to live in. Here are some tips to get you started. Which rental market? First, decide if your property will cater…
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The property versus shares debate

In times of boom and bust, it’s hard to have a rational discussion about different assets. Opinions tend to move to the extremes. We hear statements such as “shares are too risky but you can’t lose with property” or “the property…
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6 tips for investing in property

We are often asked if it is a good time to invest in residential property. Quite simply there is no yes or no answer to this question. The real question you need to ask yourself is, “is this the right time to invest in property for me?” There…
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How much do I need to start investing?

Far from being the realm of the rich, building an investment portfolio is something that most people can do. It can start as a simple savings plan – a few dollars in the bank – before expanding into a diversified portfolio containing a…
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Invest smarter

The golden rules of investing Smart investors don't rely on good luck; they plan, research and understand their investments and how these fit with their financial goals. Work out your financial goals If you're planning to invest, being…
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An SMSF trustee duty not to be forgotten: The investment strategy

The majority of people who set up their own SMSF say that "control" is a big reason for doing it. There is flexibility and benefits in running your own superannuation fund, but it is also a big responsibility to make sure your fund grows and…