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Understanding the risk return equation

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Take a deep breath… we are about to enter the secret world of financial risk and return measurement… . How long is long term? How do you balance risk and return? These would be two of the shortest questions to ask yourself, yet they are also two of the hardest questions to answer. It does…

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Should the Government control how your super is invested?

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There is currently no specific direction provided by Government regulation (ignoring very specialised situations) on where a super fund must invest money. There is a requirement instead that the Trustee ensured the fund assets are appropriate to meet its obligations to fund members (that’s my interpretation of far more technical wording). Over time there have…

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Ever been told the story about ‘the Herd’?

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It is not a new story. It’s just the old adage about investors and the trends of markets resembling a “herd” of like-minded folk. Most often portrayed as sharing a common delusion in regards to where they are headed. Quite often the story includes images of the herd merrily stampeding off a cliff, while a…

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