Investment Strategies

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Top superfund performers get a shake-up

The top 10 superannuation fund performers of last year have had a shake-up as a result of the pandemic induced stock market crash, highlighting the danger of selecting funds based on short-term performance. Balanced superannuation funds returned -9 per cent…

ANZ shares at $18? 3 tips to analyse any bank stock in 2020.

It’s been a big year for bank shareholders, but none more so than ANZ Banking Group (ASX: ANZ) shareholders… Firstly, keep in mind that its dividends were cut (“deferred”) amid the COVID-19 sell-off. Since then, things have continued to go pear-shaped as the…

Back to the drawing board for diversification

AustralianSuper chief investment officer and deputy chief executive, Mark Delaney, says bonds provide a diversification benefit but not as much as in the past because now yields are so low. Speaking at a Bloomberg investment webinar last week, Delaney said:…

Hefty fines for dishonest super release

The Australian Taxation Office has announced it will take no prisoners in situations where applicants are found deliberately exploiting the early release super system. The tax office has already stopped applications and prevented super money from being released and reviews…

What is Gorilla stock investing?

Here’s a chart I included in our Value Investor Program last year when I hosted value investing workshops in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane (note: the program is now fully available online). Source: Rask Australia, based on the fantastic book called, The…

Building wealth in a recession

Australians need to rethink their approach to their investment portfolios as they face the grim reality of a slowdown in the growth of the economy. But opportunities lie ahead. Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed that Australian…

Terms to look out for in ASX announcements

Investors relying on dividends for income have had a rude awakening over the last few months, with many ASX-listed companies cutting or deferring dividends. But there are certain management terms to spot in company reports to analyse the strength of…

Normal bonds vs junk bonds

With historic levels of volatility being experienced in even the lowest risk asset classes like Government Bonds, we thought it worth providing a refresher on the capital structure of modern-day corporates and more importantly banks. We will also provide a…

Impact investing through public equity
Impact investments have remained a niche area within the sustainability/responsible investments space, and there are reasons for it.  To carry the impact label, this type of investment has to meet a higher hurdle, which is usually expressed through three criteria:…
Using the greenback: where the buck can stop in your portfolio

In uncertain times such as the present, with asset prices and exchange rates fluctuating unpredictably, many investors are looking to make sure their portfolios are well-diversified, a and to shore-up the defensive areas of their portfolios; while also looking to…

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