With dividends being slashed retirees may be reconsidering their current portfolio strategy. Holding the banks, a supermarket and a telco isn't going to cut it right now.
Low interest rates are a big issue for anyone relying on income from bank deposits. But be wary of investments marketed as being 'like' term deposits - they can come with far more risk.
We take a look at managed portfolios and if COVID-19 has changed their asset weightings.
Since late February we've seen intense volatility on the Aussie sharemarket. This has driven a massive uptick in the number of people trying to make a quick buck on shares. But not many have succeeded.
Join Nathan, Evan, and Tom as they dicuss COVID-19s effect on disappearing dividends.
Alan Kohler speaks with the CEO of InvestSMART Group, Ron Hodge, about how the company plans to replace revenue it will lose from the incoming removal of grandfathered trailing commissions, its mantra of capping fees and the surge in subscriptions for Intelligent Investor and Eureka Report.
April saw all four InvestSMART Diversified Capped Fee portfolios outperform peers and Evan Lucas highlights, the key to good long-term returns comes from developing positive investment habits rather than timing the market.
For many Australians, especially retirees, dividends are a source of reliable and tax-friendly income. But with a number of companies abandoning dividend payments, the hunt is on for alternate sources of cash.
Part Two questions the strength of Australian banks during the COVID-19 crisis.
We look at whether banks are still a safe investment and how COVID-19 has impacted their bottom lines.
Our CEO Ron Hodge recently shared how he is investing during a crisis. Today, our Chairman, Paul Clitheroe gives us his go-to strategy during these times.
InvestSMART's CEO was asked about his investment strategy at the start of COVID-19. A month and half on, we get an update.
COVID-19 has seen Australians deal with a lot of firsts - from social distancing and widespread workplace shutdowns to drive-thru health tests. The latest 'first' is negative oil prices.
The second episode looking at property, and the current challenges that COVID-19 is presenting.
Property, the great Australian investment vehicle is under pressure like never before. Will it recover, or has it changed forever?
Sharemarket falls can be especially challenging for retirees who don't have the benefit of ongoing super contributions to make up for negative returns. But your retirement savings may have weathered the recent market storms surprisingly well.