Fees charged by ETFs depend on the market, region or industry that a fund is tracking, but generally speaking they're low-cost investments.
The 'fear of loss' is one of the biggest human emotions to overcome. We see it time and time again where investors put 'loss aversion' ahead of opportunity.
Interested in investing in ETFs yet overwhelmed by the sheer number and diversity of options to choose from? Here's a snapshot of the most common varieties of ETFs and what they invest in.
Helping your kids' amass a 20 percent deposit for their first home shouldn't mean compromising your retirement or family relationships.
The most unfortunate statistic about the Australian retail investor throughout the 2000s is how underexposed they are to international equities, and it's a statistic that still holds true even today.
Given that it's the world's third largest economy with the largest stock market in Asia, Japan's stock market is too big and too dynamic for you to ignore.
I suspect there are few times in life when we take more notice of our investments, and the performance of asset markets, than in the years just before and during retirement. While many people in these life stages worry about the potential for market downturns, their wealth can be impacted far more profoundly by something much simpler - providing financial support to their adult children.
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In this series we drill into the biggest issues that investors face when it comes to psychology.
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If you like the idea of investing in a lot of listed shares at low cost, with a modest investment outlay, and the potential to achieve good returns, you owe it to yourself to check out what are called ETFs (Exchange Trade Funds).
With the compulsion for holding banks now waning, it's time to look for alternative sources of total returns through both income and growth.
The Reserve Bank's decision to cut the official cash rate to a historic low of 0.1% was something of a blow for anyone trying to grow cash savings. But there are still valid reasons to hang onto a savings account.
Cashback deals to refinance a home loan are becoming commonplace. But do they offer good value?
If ignorance or uncertainty makes you fearful of investing, you're missing out on opportunities to increase your wealth and improve your lifestyle
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