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Vale Jack Bogle

As Warren Buffett said: “If a statue is ever erected to honour the person who has done the most for American investors, the hands-down choice should be Jack Bogle.” The ‘father of indexing’ died last week.

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Australian ETFs: end of year reviews 2018

ETFs reached over $40 billion by the end of 2018, with international equities ranked first for net flows, and a rapid growth in fixed income products. Cap-weighted indexes dominated but smart beta is gaining ground.

Fig3-Financial year total returns for the major asset classes

Interactive: where will your goals take you?

This excellent Interactive Index Chart shows market performance of various asset classes since 1970, and allows readers to compare the growth of $10,000 invested in these asset classes over historical periods.

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How to use factors to tailor your investing

The concept of factor investing has been around for decades and features in many portfolios. A considered and patient use of factors can enhance investment performance but not short term in all market conditions.

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Bitcoin: digital gold or fool’s gold?

The Global Chief Economist of a leading asset manager has taken one question more than any other in recent months. People are both transfixed and bemused by Bitcoin, but there is a chance its value may fall to zero.

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The truth on three big indexing questions

Indexing has come under increasing criticism as it has grown rapidly. Three issues dominate the arguments but the indexing benefits of low cost and diversification means active and index funds have a symbiotic relationship.

When no decision is the right one for super

When no decision is the right one for super

Superannuation funds strive for increased engagement from their members, but is there merit in the decision not to choose? Evidence shows default options perform well compared with the ‘choose your own’ path.

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You get what you don’t pay for

While there is a role for both active and passive investments in portfolios, the impact of relatively small reductions in management fees can compound to large amounts over a lifetime of saving.

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Preparing for the ups-and-downs of 2017

When markets deliver lower returns, investors need to save more, learn about investments and stay the course to achieve their retirement goals. Diversification is an effective way to weather uncertain times.

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Investing is a balancing act

Investors should set a preferred asset allocation based on risk tolerance, but sticking to it through tough market conditions is a challenge. Yet most of an investor’s return comes from asset class allocation.

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