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Edition 178

  • 21 October 2016

Apartments, apartments, apartments everywhere, on the streets and in the news. There are particular warnings about the dangers in buying apartments off-the-plan, and Graham Hand experienced the pain and the pleasure watching a project evolve. For over two years with his daughter, they blogged on the construction of their apartment, receiving over 70,000 views.

Pleasure and pain: a personal journey buying off-the-plan

Buying off-the-plan introduces uncertainties on completion and quality, and owners endure the delights, delays and dilemmas of buying a promise ... and a dream. Follow the blog to see if it's worth the journey.

Is the housing market in bubble territory?

Everyone from the Reserve Bank Governor down is talking about apartment prices, and worrying about the consequences for the economy, and especially our banks. How does Australia's leading futurist interpret the data?

Improving ETF selection based on principles and data

The transparency of the index structures underlying ETFs allows a deeper analysis of the market exposures in what seem like similar funds, and surprising differences are revealed.

Five types of smart beta ETFs on the ASX

The five main types of smart beta ETFs are all represented on the ASX, bridging the gap between active and passive funds at an attractive price point and grabbing market share.

Shrinking shorts not shrinking opportunities

Although the amount of shorting on the ASX has fallen, there are many opportunities among the different types of shorts to enhance performance while managing the risks.

Deflation is good

Opinion piece on deflation and why trying to defeat it has serious drawbacks. Deflation benefits end consumers and is particularly beneficial to those on fixed incomes, including retirees and poorer people.

The need for a radical solution to low inflation

Opinion piece on why deflation or low inflation is dangerous and compromises central bank policies. Radical strategies may be necessary to steer better economic growth and certainty.

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Lessons when a fund manager of the year is down 25%

Every successful fund manager suffers periods of underperformance, and investors who jump from fund to fund chasing results are likely to do badly. Selecting a manager is a long-term decision but what else?

2022 election survey results: disillusion and disappointment

In almost 1,000 responses, our readers differ in voting intentions versus polling of the general population, but they have little doubt who will win and there is widespread disappointment with our politics.

Now you can earn 5% on bonds but stay with quality

Conservative investors who want the greater capital security of bonds can now lock in 5% but they should stay at the higher end of credit quality. Rises in rates and defaults mean it's not as easy as it looks.

30 ETFs in one ecosystem but is there a favourite?

In the last decade, ETFs have become a mainstay of many portfolios, with broad market access to most asset types, as well as a wide array of sectors and themes. Is there a favourite of a CEO who oversees 30 funds?

Betting markets as election predictors

Believe it or not, betting agencies are in the business of making money, not predicting outcomes. Is there anything we can learn from the current odds on the election results?

Meg on SMSFs – More on future-proofing your fund

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