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How to use ETFs in an SMSF Strategy & Education

How to use ETFs in an SMSF

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Find out how SMSFs can be used to give your SMSF diversity and access to other asset classes, including alternatives. Plus, learn how SMSFs can be used for a variety of investment strategies.

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Investing when the market is volatile Strategy & Education

Investing when the market is volatile

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Global sharemarkets have performed strongly this year, but there are a number of potential risks. The rest of 2019 is likely to be characterised by volatility, so what should investors look at in such a market?

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Investing in alternatives and SMSFs Strategy & Education

Investing in alternatives and SMSFs

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Alternative investments can be unfamiliar territory for many everyday investors. Read on to find out some of the benefits and risks of investing in alternatives through a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF).

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A 60 second test to avoid disaster stocks Strategy & Education

A 60 second test to avoid disaster stocks

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They say “don’t judge a book by its cover”, but have you noticed how many bad books you’ve avoided by doing just that? Listening to your gut after finding a new stock can save you time and money.

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Five questions to ask yourself before you buy Strategy & Education

Five questions to ask yourself before you buy

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It’s easy to hit that BUY button as soon as you’ve found a stock that you like. But spending a few minutes on this 5-point final checklist before your next purchase could save you potential heartache.

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Franking Credit Updates Strategy & Education

The dividend imputation system and proposals for change

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The Federal Labor Party has proposed to reform the dividend imputation system from 1 July 2019. Find out what the changes may mean for taxpayers, and how it could impact pensioners.

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How hard is it to run your own SMSF? Strategy & Education

How hard is it to run your own SMSF?

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Self-managed super funds can be an attractive option for some investors. But for others, the effort of running a fund might not be worthwhile. Find out what’s involved in running your own SMSF.

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How are OTC markets categorised? Strategy & Education

How are OTC markets categorised?

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Are you considering over-the-counter markets? Find out how these exchanges are categorised, and some of the things to look out for when trading OTC securities.

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How to trade in a bear market Strategy & Education

How to trade in a bear market

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Investors often focus on ways to trade when share prices are rising. But what can you do when prices are falling? Find out what kind of investing products are available for trading in a bear market.

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What are OTC markets? Strategy & Education

What are OTC markets?

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Over-the-counter (OTC) markets are decentralised networks where securities can be traded without the supervision of a formal exchange. Find out how OTC markets work and how to trade on them.

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How much do you need to retire? Strategy & Education

How much do you need to retire?

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Do you know how much income you’ll need when you retire? You can follow a general industry benchmark, or with a little planning, you can work out a personalised estimate.

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Ten terms to learn when you start investing Strategy & Education

Ten terms to learn when you start investing

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The investing world is full of jargon, and it can be confusing when you’re new to shares. We explain ten common investing terms to help you make sense of your research.

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Five ways to research a stock before you buy Strategy & Education

Five ways to research a stock before you buy

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Do you know how to research stocks? It’s one of the most important skills you can teach yourself as an investor. If you’re not sure where to begin, here are five ways to start researching today.

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Three tools to help you decide when to invest Strategy & Education

Three tools to help you decide when to invest

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There’s an abundance of tools out there for investors. We explain watchlists, alerts and charts: what they are, and how they can help you decide when to invest.

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Where to get stock ideas Strategy & Education

Where to get stock ideas

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Deciding what to invest in can be overwhelming for investors, whether you’re new to the market or experienced. Find out where you can look for stock ideas, and how to stay in the loop.

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