Investment Ready

Are you investment ready? Learn about the steps you should take before investing, and how to plan for successful investing.

Top Investing Mistakes

What are the key mistakes that investors make? Here we outline the top four mistakes and give tips to avoid them. Whether it be panic

Passive v Active Investing

Investment Style: Passive or Active Will you follow an active or passive investment style? The two styles are very different:   Active Passive Belief It is

Asset Classes

What is an asset class and which one should you invest in? We set out the characteristics of the three main asset classes (cash,

Investing & Cash

Everyone knows what cash is, but do you know how to get the best return for your cash, or why you should have it in

All About Bonds

This week we cover everything you never wanted to know about bonds, the unloved asset class 🙂 Learn when to include them in your investment

The Risks of Investing in Bonds

In this post we cover the key risks of investing in bonds, including interest-rate risk, market risk and credit risk.

The Types of Bonds

What types of bonds are there? There are a wide variety of different types of bonds that you can invest in, below we have listed

Shares, Stocks or Equities?

In this post we cover what shares are and why you would invest in them.

How to Invest in Shares

In this post we cover the different options for investing in shares, from direct share purchasing, to fund managers, to ETFs.

Types of Shares

There are lots of different kinds of shares, below we outline some of the common share terminology for the various categories.

International Shares

Last week we covered Australian equities. This week we cover International shares, a worthwhile addition to a portfolio if you are looking to improve geographic

Why go international?

In this post we cover the benefits of international shares, and some of the risks of investing globally.

How to add international exposure to your portfolio

Last week we considered the pros and cons of adding international stocks to your portfolio, this week we look at how.

What’s to love about property?

Property is one of the most loved asset classes in Australia, and the state of the property market is always in the press, whether it’s

What are the risks of investing in property?

The property market has outperformed the share market over the last 10 years, so why not jump straight in?

Property Q&A

The property market has outperformed the share market over the last 10 years, so why not jump straight in?  This week we look at the

Stepping on to the property ladder

Now that we’ve looked at some of the benefits, and risks, of investing in property, it’s time to consider how to invest.

Investing in Alternatives – Part 1

Over the last few weeks we have covered the major asset classes that investors include in their portfolio, namely cash, bonds, shares and property.

Investing In Alternatives – Part 2

Most people think that a company has made it when it is listed on the Australian stock exchange, but how can you invest before a

Portfolio Construction – Part 1

Now that we’ve reviewed all the different asset classes, it’s time to put all that learning together and construct your investment portfolio.

Portfolio Construction – Part 2

Last week we looked at the relationship between risk and return, and how that impacts the asset classes you might invest in.

Worked Example – Saving for a House

In this post we take you through a worked example of how to maximise your investments to get on the property ladder. One to read

Worked Example: Income in Retirement

This week we show you how to construct an investment portfolio to provide income in retirement, going through a worked example.

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