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Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 449 with weekend update

  • 10 March 2022
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Remember BRIC, the acronym that investment markets suddenly loved? The case for investing in the rising economic powers of Brazil, Russia, India and China was one of the big themes of the last 20 years. In this humanitarian crisis, Russia is uninvestible, but the BRIC story never really worked, and investors would have achieved far more in a good old-fashioned US index.

What does new global ASX rival mean for your investing?

Global exchange and derivatives company, Cboe, recently acquired the local ASX competitor, Chi-X. Its CEO explains what global capabilities it brings and why you may already trade through Cboe without knowing it.

Meg on SMSFs: Future proofing your own fund

In a new monthly column to assist trustees, specialist Meg Heffron will explore issues relating to managing your SMSF. She starts with tips on preparing an SMSF for the potential incapacity of a trustee.  

The impacts of military and geopolitical crises on share markets

The war in Ukraine is a humanitarian crisis, but what normally happens in share markets when conflicts hit and what is the impact of who wins and loses? Here are likely outcomes but the role of China remains uncertain.

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to risk

Global microcaps are a relatively underexplored and misunderstood asset class. They allow diversification from the concentration seen not only in large cap indexes, but the companies held by many active managers.

Elevating responsible investing to solve real world challenges

Clients are demanding inclusion of ESG analysis into portfolios to enhance corporate transparency and protect the environment. The availability of ESG data is meeting these needs while not comprising returns.

Valuable super contribution changes are now law

Important changes to superannuation that affect an individual’s ability to contribute are now law with effect from 1 July 2022. Check the new rules for changes to your circumstances to boost your super.

The five key drivers of buy/sell price spreads on ETFs

Buy and sell price spreads on ETFs vary significantly, and some funds come with high spreads which add to transaction costs which most investors overlook. There are particular ETFs where the costs are highest.

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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.

Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 464 with weekend update

The 2021 Census reports that Millennials are now the largest generational group in Australia. While we are increasingly secular and culturally diverse, our differences are far more accepted than the way the US is heading. And please take our short retirement survey.

  • 30 June 2022

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.

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