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Dominic McCormick

Sometimes, the best answer is “I don’t know”

With such political uncertainty in the US, it's one of those times when “I don’t know” should be a more common response from commentators and analysts. They're too dismissive of the potential for poor outcomes.

Is gold broken?

Falling gold prices this year have scared off many gold investors, and traditional financial asset buyers are unlikely to return in time for a rally.

Improving access to liquid alternatives

The scope for retail investors to access and build portfolios of reliably liquid alternative investment strategies and assets continues to improve.

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Interviews

Kunal Kapoor on different paths to investor success

The Morningstar CEO on democratising investing, why saving in your youth is crucial, and why most investors care more about paying off their debts than comparing their results against benchmarks.

Investment strategies

Do sin stocks really give your portfolio the edge?

Should sin stocks, those companies who engage in activities that are considered unethical or immoral, be excluded from a portfolio, or would this compromise potential performance?

Economy

What is the likely effect of COVID-19 on the Australian economy?

Our close links to China mean the impact of the virus could tip the local economy into recession and certain sectors such as resources, education and travel will be harder hit than others.

Insurance

Poor pricing of life insurance products and the impact on Australians

The use of discounted pricing by insurers to attract new business is unsustainable and leaves existing policyholders on higher premiums for what is essentially the same product.

Retirement

Spotting signs of trouble in a retirement portfolio

Do you risk paying a lot of tax in accumulation phase? Or, if you're in retirement phase, do you face the risk of outliving your asset pool? Two key things to consider in the low-rate world of today.

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