Introduction to the Market Monitor

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 ten commandments of small business

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.

Shared home equity worth a look for retirees

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.

Who said these famous quotations?

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?

Highlights of Cuffelinks 2013

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!

The Australian-based gas exporters

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.

More questions on QE

With the ‘tapering’ finally announced last night, it’s as important as ever to understand what’s happening. So when Rick Cosier asked some of the questions many would like answered, Warren Bird obliged.

Beyond the hype, a beginner’s guide to QE

We read about Quantitative Easing and tapering every day, but what are they and do they work? Should we worry about them? One thing is for sure – both subjects will be with us for many years to come.

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