How to enrich your retirement

April 2020 Content provided by Defence Housing Australia Enjoying retirement is everyone’s goal. Here’s how to ensure your golden years are enriched. Australians are living longer. If you’re 65 today, there’s a strong chance you’ll enjoy a long and happy retirement lasting into your 80s. As medical advances extend life expectancies, our lucky country enjoys…

When to be In the Stock Market and When to be Out

March 2020 Real-money Case Study on How to Decide When to be In the Stock Market and When to be Out This recorded webinar discusses a rules-based investment strategy and process, used by self-directed investors in the stock market, that handsomely outperformed the market and investing professionals during 2019 and Q1 2020. While taking similar…

Watch this ratio as market volatility escalates

March 2020 Written by Jordan Eliseo, Senior Investment Manager, The Perth Mint The sharp correction in global equity markets since late February is encouraging SMSF trustees to revisit the asset allocation in their portfolios, with safe haven assets like government bonds and gold outperforming risk assets over this time period. One ratio that might be…

Market update with Stephen Bruce of EIGA | webinar

March 2020 Join Stephen Bruce, Portfolio Manager of the eInvest Income Generator Fund (Managed fund) (Code: EIGA) as he addresses investors in a webinar following the volatility related to the spread of Coronavirus.  Stephen’s market update covers: The current situation Portfolio Positioning Risks and Opportunities Presented by: Stephen Bruce, Portfolio Manager, eInvest Income Generator Fund (Managed Fund)…

Ensure your SMSF is best placed amid COVID-19 and times of uncertainty

March 2020 The world is experiencing an unprecedented global event with the very real chance of an economic recession. It is important that as an engaged SMSF trustee, you understand the implications of the economic activity and ensure you have appropriate plans for your retirement. So how can you ensure your SMSF is best placed…

Five ways to plan for a secure retirement

March 2020 Content provided by Defence Housing Australia Experts say the ultimate goal for your post-work life is to achieve peace of mind. Given interest rates have fallen to almost zero, anyone nearing retirement will no doubt be chasing investment returns from other places. Experts warn, however, that it might not be worth pursuing those…

Gold: Low Cost, Liquid and Simple

February 2020 Written by Jordan Eliseo, Senior Investment Manager, The Perth Mint Gold has begun 2020 in a strong position, with the yellow metal topping AUD 2,300 per troy ounce in January, an increase of almost 10% for the month. Driven by geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and fears over the potential spread of…

To buy or not to buy? An expert guide to timing your property investment

February 2020 Content provided by Defence Housing Australia Interest rates are at historic lows and property prices have begun to rise. Here, experts have their say on whether it’s a good time to invest. It’s official: Australian property prices are well and truly rebounding after a two-year slump. According to the CoreLogic Home Value Index,…

Why managing your retirement income is more important than ever

January 2020   Life expectancy in Australia has reached record highs with a male born today expected to live to 80.7 years and a female to 84.9 years, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Male life expectancy has increased by 0.2 years over the 2015-2017 to 2016-2018 period,…

Gold demand hits all time high as price soars in 2019

January 2020 Written by Jordan Eliseo, Senior Investment Manager, The Perth Mint The rise in the gold price beyond AUD 2,000 per troy ounce and multiple interest rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) helped drive a surge in demand from Australian investors throughout 2019. The rise in demand includes increased buying from…