Q&A 17 December 2018

Q: One of my friends was telling me he planned to start buying shares after the sell-off of the past few months. To reduce risk he plans to “average in”, saying this will protect him from any big drops. Can…

Time to focus on risk-adjusted returns

Investors are not always getting the full story when they read investment performance reports, which often fail to report on the impact of volatility and capital losses. With equity markets more volatile in recent months, actuarial consultant Milliman says investors…

Time to focus on risk-adjusted returns

Investors are not always getting the full story when they read investment performance reports, which often fail to report on the impact of volatility and capital losses. With equity markets more volatile in recent months, actuarial consultant Milliman says investors…

After the sell-off, where markets are headed

Stock and bond markets sold off sharply in the United States last week, triggering similar falls in other markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell a total of 1300 points on Wednesday and Thursday, before picking up on Friday. Three…

Q&A 23July 2018

Q: I am in my mid 20s and have saved $20,000, which is in a savings account. I have been talking to my friends about moving that money into shares or a share fund. One of them suggested I should…

Return outlook looks robust

Professional investors expect Australian and global equity market to return around 8 per cent a year over the next few years, but with higher volatility. Investment management researcher Morningstar asked a group of 60 multi-asset fund managers to provide their…

Q&A 6 November 2017

Q: I have $35,000 in a term deposit account, which will eventually go towards a home loan deposit. I expect it will be a several more years before I am ready to buy a home and I have been talking…