• Feature Article

    Slowing China a risk to Australia

    China's apparently insatiable demand for iron ore seems to be weakening. It could have profound implications for the Australian economy.
  • Feature Article

    Currency wars and deflation

    Many developed economies are trying to keep their currencies weak in order to keep deflation away. A weak currency makes imports more expensive, which creates inflation.
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Currency wars and deflation

 | 23 Oct 2014  | Economics

WarsMany developed economies are trying to keep their currencies weak in order to keep deflation away. A weak currency makes imports more expensive, which creates inflation.


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Reynard

Slowing China a risk to Australia

China's apparently insatiable demand for iron ore seems to be weakening. It could have profound implications for the Australian economy.

In-Depth

Is capital fading away?

fadingAs capitalism enters its late stages, those who have the money no longer have the same power. The low investment returns of the last few years may be a sign of things to come.

Interview

Good preparation beats trying to pick markets

George LucasB2B financial services entrepreneur George Lucas says non-professional investors do not understand that the business of investing is not about picking where markets are going. It is about preparing well with a properly diversified strategy. And understanding that very few people in the Australian market make the important decisions.

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

The great Down Under shirt front

What exactly does prime minister Tony Abbott have in mind for the Russian president, Vladimir Putin? It is a great prospect.

 

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