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Should investors play Defence in FY2025?

Should investors play Defence in FY2025?

While markets and investors are often captivated by sectors promising rapid growth and technological advancements, there are times when strategic investments in more stable sectors can offer "defence" against economic downturns. ​ One such sector is Defence, where...

Bond Basics for Beginner Investors

Bond Basics for Beginner Investors

Bond Basics for Beginner Investors 29/6/2023 The Financial Times (FT) recently reported that for the first time, the S&P 500, corporate investment-grade bonds and treasury bills are all offering the same yield of 5.3% for prospective investors. The leading...

Stronger for Longer and a Bond Opportunity

Stronger for Longer and a Bond Opportunity

Stronger for Longer and a Bond Opportunity 8/6/2023 After a forgettable 2022, equity and bond markets have had a more favourable beginning to 2023 as the economy has remained strong and inflation appears to be easing. In the United States, the world’s largest...

Dividends: Fat and Fully Franked, or Folly?

Dividends: Fat and Fully Franked, or Folly?

Dividends: Fat and Fully Franked, or Folly? 13/4/2023 Dividend investing is as Australian as Vegemite, Tim Tams,…or maybe pavlova? The ASX has a higher dividend yield than most other share markets around the world, in large part due to the dividend imputation system...

Optimism is Simple, Not Easy

Optimism is Simple, Not Easy

Optimism is Simple, Not Easy 4/5/2023 Following a promising beginning to 2023, it seems that gloomier news headlines have resurfaced, vying for your attention... ​As of writing, the ASX200 has pulled back just over 2% in less than 24 hours, Oil prices have retreated...

Is Now Finally the Time to Buy Bonds?

The age-old investing wisdom was always to maintain a portfolio consisting of 60% equities and 40% bonds (commonly referred to as the “60/40 portfolio”). Bonds have been out of favour since the Global Financial Crisis though, as TINA (“there is no alternative”) took...

The World Doesn’t Often End

The World Doesn’t Often End

The World Doesn’t Often End 23/3/2023 The world we live in today moves at lightning speed. Information is available to us at our fingertips, and news travels faster than ever before. In the realm of finance and investing, this can lead to investors panicking and...

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