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Edition 163

  • 8 July 2016

We are facing months of uncertainty while a policy agenda unfolds, and longer until it is legislated. Standard & Poor's has announced Australia's AAA is on negative watch: "We will continue to monitor, over the next six to 12 months, the success or otherwise of the new government's ability to pass revenue and expenditure measures through both houses of parliament."

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Amid the anecdotes and anger about the election results, this short survey gauges your reaction to the claims about the proposed super changes, both for your own voting and the overall impact on the election.

Britain, Brexit and Australia

Britain is less important to Australia as an export market than it has ever been, reducing the impact here of any short-term Brexit disruption. It's possible that Britain will benefit from Brexit as a new sense of independence encourages spending and employment with less external interference.

Technology update and Mary Meeker’s amazing report

Mary Meeker's report on technology trends includes astounding statistics like the 3 billion photos shared every day. It not only points to the technology winners, but shows how every business needs a digital strategy.

10 factors to watch when buying expensive shares

Value investors often shun expensive shares with high price to earnings ratios, only to watch prices continue to push ahead. What should investors look for to avoid missing these opportunities?

How will the global slowdown in productivity affect investors?

Productivity growth has slowed, and if it persists, it's another sign that future investment returns will disappoint and fiscal imbalances will persist. There are strategies that might counter the worst effects.

CEO letters cut through the white noise

Annual reports are often long and laborious and read by few people, but there are gems among the more personal CEO letters that are far more informative.

Quant plus fundamental: two methods are better than one

Combining quantitative techniques with traditional fundamental analysis can give new insights, especially when integrated with obtaining and aggregating data from non-traditional sources.

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How to enjoy your retirement

Amid thousands of comments, tips include developing interests to keep occupied, planning in advance to have enough money, staying connected with friends and communities ... should you defer retirement or just do it?

Results from our retirement experiences survey

Retirement is a good experience if you plan for it and manage your time, but freedom from money worries is key. Many retirees enjoy managing their money but SMSFs are not for everyone. Each retirement is different.

A tonic for turbulent times: my nine tips for investing

Investing is often portrayed as unapproachably complex. Can it be distilled into nine tips? An economist with 35 years of experience through numerous market cycles and events has given it a shot.

Rival standard for savings and incomes in retirement

A new standard argues the majority of Australians will never achieve the ASFA 'comfortable' level of retirement savings and it amounts to 'fearmongering' by vested interests. If comfortable is aspirational, so be it.

Dalio v Marks is common sense v uncommon sense

Billionaire fund manager standoff: Ray Dalio thinks investing is common sense and markets are simple, while Howard Marks says complex and convoluted 'second-level' thinking is needed for superior returns.

Fear is good if you are not part of the herd

If you feel fear when the market loses its head, you become part of the herd. Develop habits to embrace the fear. Identify the cause, decide if you need to take action and own the result without looking back. 

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