This article contrasts Fintech with DeFi, or Decentralised Finance. DeFi is financial infrastructure built on top of open blockchains like Ethereum.
15 days ago
No one likes to talk about getting old, but when you or a family member needs help, there’s no getting around it. And with the COVID-19 pandemic and the Royal Commission putting aged care well in the spotlight this year, many people are questioning what choices they have for care in their older years.
What does Biden care about? Affordable healthcare and clean energy are just two sectors that are likely to benefit from a Biden administration
AIA Perth member David Morris, shares his technical system with us
Understanding the strategy of other investors can help you with your own portfolio. Here five members and the Greensborough discussion group provide their 2020 investment stories
Question - My husband and I are trustees of our SMSF. We are considering a change to a corporate trustee SMSF structure. Could you please outline the difference? What are the benefits and limitations of the two structures?
There are registers of qualified financial advisers and sources that can help you find an adviser that is right for you
A momentum investor will tend to stand aligned with oncoming price action, ready to buy as prices are rising and ready to exit when prices start falling.
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SMSF Serviced Apartment Investments – Problems with COVID-19
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Any quest to alter the constitutional order would be more proof of how primary contests are destabilising US politics.
What gives you an edge when assessing various investment options? Some investors study charts, others read books, whatever you do, it is always interesting to learn about what others are doing.
Countries in Asia with younger populations and growing middle classes will have consumption tailwinds and offer some of the best growth opportunities, first in technology, and later in leisure and travel.
Year-to-date, the gold price has risen by almost 25% in both USD and AUD terms. In doing so, it has not only strongly outperformed traditional investment markets, but also provided much needed portfolio diversification for investors.
The 2020 Vanguard/Investment Trends SMSF investor report found that 32% of Australia’s 600,000 SMSFs seek the assistance of a Financial Adviser, yet more than 50% of SMSF trustees report having unmet advice needs in relation to their SMSF.
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We always hear a lot about China in the media regarding commodities and that is because they are an important driver of global demand - in fact, China is the biggest game in resource town.
We revisited Altium on 14 April after the Company withdrew its previous guidance for the 12 months to 30 June 2020 (FY20).
The field of robotics has seen increased applications since the pandemic began, with robots being used to assist in the fields of retail and consumer products, healthcare and aged care facilities.
Over the last 22 odd years the ASX 200 has seen very little capital growth; with the contribution to total shareholder return – surely the most important measure of company success - coming largely from dividends and their reinvestment.
One nasty economic side effect of the COVID-19 driven lockdowns is a fall in prices for many goods and services and a drop in wages and other income.
6 months ago
At times, it seems financial markets move in mysterious ways, confounding most observers and commentators on the sidelines.
An out-there e-commerce company has become critical to China’s digital transformation.
The economics of a business drives long-term investment returns.
While biases and experiences will at best provide a flawed view of both what the future holds, and what our abilities to discern it to be, we must nevertheless make investment decisions into the unknowable.
The issue of critical metals has been gaining traction for several years. The Electric Vehicle (EV) and Lithium Ion Battery (LIB) boom brought the issue into the open in late 2015.
Our assessment of the economic and investment implications of COVID-19 depends on three fundamental issues - The length of the output gap, the policy responses to mitigate the output gap, and if the crisis results in fundamental and lasting changes in consumer behaviour.
6 months ago
In the short-term, the Covid-19 global pandemic has given rise to material concerns about the economic health of countries across the developed and developing world.
The new year has seen equity markets continue their seemingly unstoppable march higher. Given the substantial outperformance of ‘growth’ stocks over the past decade – and 2019 in particular – there is currently a robust debate around whether it’s time to switch to a more ‘value’ oriented portfolio.
Rallying markets have raised the valuations of many businesses, possibly to unsustainable levels. To my mind, it’s made one thing clearer than ever: investors need to bulk up on high quality Australian and global businesses, like CSL, Microsoft and Vivendi.
2019 was expected to be a challenging one for markets, however as the year drew to a close, Australian indexes were up 20 percent on low single digit EPS growth. Despite numerous concerns across sectors such as retail, housing, construction, finance, aged care, pharmacy and commercial services, global businesses in healthcare and technology powered ahead.