• Feature Article

    Protected banks may still come undone

    The banks are over-protected by governments. But they are still exposed to some major risks, especially in the property market.
  • Feature Article

    DIY funds invade the stock market

    DIY super investors are heavily focusing on the stock market. Following their investment habits can be effective, but there is also concern that they are not diversifying enough.
Today's Lead Article

The Fed makes the big shift

 | 18 Sep 2014  | Economics

The US Federal Reserve's shift on interest rates is the most important change in the financial markets since the GFC. It will have an effect on investments around the world.


Columns

Reynard

Protected banks may still come undone

The banks are over-protected by governments. But they are still exposed to some major risks, especially in the property market.

In-Depth

The GFC is still with us

GFCWhen interest rates rise in the US, it will be a test of a fragile global financial system. Because the stresses caused by the GFC remain.

Guest Column

The upside of the downside
Gary Stone

UpsideTrading shares will inevitably involve some losses. Make sure you don't lose the lesson as well.

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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