• Feature Article

    Oil and the financial crisis

    The GFC was assumed to be about financialisation and errant property markets. But was there another reason?
  • Feature Article

    The era of deflation

    Deflationary pressures have been felt across the developed world for about two decades. It is an important point to remember for DIY super investors.
Today's Lead Article

The era of deflation

 | 02 Oct 2014  | Economics

SqueezeDeflationary pressures have been felt across the developed world for about two decades. It is an important point to remember for DIY super investors.


Columns

Reynard

Oil and the financial crisis

The GFC was assumed to be about financialisation and errant property markets. But was there another reason?

In-Depth

Five implications of a lower $A

FiveThe $A seems to be headed on a downwards path. What does it mean for DIY investors?

Interview

The SMSF advocate

Andrea SlatteryAndrea Slattery heads up the SMSF Professionals Association of Australia (SPAA). She has a deep knowledge of the sector.

Spotlight

The in-house assets trap

jailTrustees of SMSFs need to be careful of the in house assets rules. Contraventions of these rules account for more than a quarter of all breaches.

Diversify My Portfolio

How to embrace, not avoid, risk

riskOne of the desires of investors is to eliminate risk. But risk avoidance can often lead to very poor returns. Better to embrace risk by realising that about a quarter of the time returns will probably disappoint.

Humour

Mysterious moos

It's raining bats and dogs in Canberra.

 

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