Following the slump in the fourth quarter of 2018, the Australian and Global equity markets started the year off with renewed optimism. The S&P/ASX 100 Accumulation Index climbed +3.7% higher, whilst the US S&P 500 delivering its strongest January return since 1987.
Market Volatility: An Overview
Many investors become concerned when volatility occurs in global financial markets – particularly about the impact on their superannuation and other investments. In times like these, it is important to understand the causes of market movements and how to minimise your risk.
Six things to consider when investing for retirement
In the past retirees could rely on the age pension to secure their retirement. Many retirees are now less confident about this source of support, as a growing number of baby boomers are retiring and the number of working people to support them is not keeping pace.
How to protect your loved ones after you’re gone
As the old saying goes, there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. Unfortunately, most of us spend too much time worrying over the latter and not enough discussing the former, uncomfortable though it may be.