There’s an interesting history of state and federal government finances and innovative merchant bankers behind the UBS bond index often found in annual statements from fund managers.
Modern portfolio analysis has evolved since the 1950s with each innovation building on the existing body of knowledge. The work of the pioneers of funds management analysis is still influential today.
Cuffelinks has added a new monthly feature, the ‘Market Monitor’, a review of economic conditions in major global markets plus an estimate of long term value across a wide range of asset classes.
The intention to save more is common, but it’s often easier to procrastinate. There are useful techniques the wealth industry should consider to overcome this reluctance to save, to everyone’s benefit.
Many people who open a small business learn the most valuable lessons on the job. Here are some hard-earned insights after 20 years without a big corporate structure to deliver a regular pay cheque.
There’s sometimes a gap between lifestyle expectations and retirement savings that can be filled by accessing the underutilised equity in the family home. There are alternatives to reverse mortgages such as shared equity.
Some of our best investing insights come from a few words issued by the most famous people in financial markets (or elsewhere). Do you know who said these gems?
An article in November 2013 suggesting death duties be considered as a public finance tool attracted some strong criticism, and in the context of the need to fund ever-increasing deficits, the author defends his views.
In our final edition for 2013, we take a look at our most popular articles among the 400 posts to our website since we commenced on 8 February 2013. Some of these articles have received 10,000 pageviews. Or check our Content Lists or search for other articles. Happy Christmas reading!
For decades, ‘sustainability’ was not about making money or economic success, it was more about ‘the right thing to do’. But we are at the limit of earth’s resources, and change is no longer an option.
Contribution splitting allows a super member to split up to 85% of concessional contributions received in a financial year with their spouse, and there are times when this is a good strategy.
Qualifying as a ‘wholesale’ investor opens many investment opportunities not available to most retail investors, but the interpretation of the rules is inconsistent across the industry.
The current crop of LNG projects represents a combined $188 billion in investment, but Japanese buyers are looking at other sources. What they find may have a significant impact on returns for Australian investors.
A reader wants to know how to access company floats before their listing on the ASX. Roger Montgomery explains it’s probably a closed shop, but you can often wait until the market becomes bored and buy better.
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