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The coronavirus outbreak puts us firmly in extraordinary times. Mass lockdowns, social distancing and a widespread health threat are all new to us. But there is nothing new about volatility in investment markets.
There's never any shortage of macroeconomic commentary around investment markets. The trouble is, it's often confusing and a minefield of differing opinions. One expert says one thing; another says something very different.
First home buyers face a conundrum right now. Home loan interest rates are at record lows. But returns on savings accounts are also extremely low - and property values are on the rise.
Making money doesn't involve luck or knee jerk reactions. It's about planning and perspective. But sometimes the hardest part for investors is doing nothing at all.
If Cupid's arrow missed you on Valentine's Day, be wary of strangers declaring their love online.
In the world of investing, a 'black swan' is an unpredictable event with the potential for serious consequences. Right now, some commentators are saying the outbreak of coronavirus in China is a black swan.
Australians have taken to self-managed super funds (SMSFs) like ducks to water. Over 1.1 million of us are members of a SMSF, and with close to $750 billion in retirement savings, 'mum and dad' funds control nearly one third of the nation's $2.76 trillion superannuation assets.
Home and contents insurance is a must-have when you're a home owner. But following this summer's devastating bushfires, it's a fair bet that premiums will rise.
Parents around the nation will breathe a collective sigh of relief over the next few days as their kids return to school. But the respite may only last until the first batch of bills arrive.
2019 hasn't been a bad year for investors. And with the holiday season likely to bring some downtime, the next few weeks can be the ideal opportunity to fine-tune your finances so that the New Year delivers real prosperity. The key is to start small.
Christmas is full of traditions, and some investors will be eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Santa Claus rally - the uptick in shares often seen in the final trading days of the year. Is it a coincidence or is the Santa Claus rally real?
The days of coins clinking in our pockets could be numbered, with one in four Australians saying they don't carry cash. New payment options are gaining traction but they don't always work in consumers' favour.
Investing insights from experts like Paul Clitheroe & Effie Zahos and more