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While there are a handful of actively managed equity income funds in the market, many are not optimally designed to meet the needs of a retiree. This article explores the role of equity income (through dividends) for those in or nearing retirement. Where to invest for income? A question many investors face is where to...
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Communication infrastructure has rapidly advanced over recent decades. While many countries have upgraded their infrastructure to keep up with these changes, the rapid pace in which technology is advancing means countries will continually need to invest to remain globally competitive. For example, multinational consulting firm McKinsey, forecasts a telecom infrastructure investment of US$9.5 trillion between...
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Turbulent financial market dynamics in recent weeks have demonstrated the importance of turning down the noise, diversifying widely and adopting an active approach to asset allocation. In this article, we address the situation in Europe and China and what this means for investment markets. Over the past month China’s sharemarket has suffered sharp price falls...
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This year, what happens in the US is critically important to what happens in the global economy because of the intense focus on the Federal Reserve (Fed). We’ve had near-zero interest rates since the onset of the global financial crisis, and the Fed has indicated that at some point, probably this year, it will start...
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A question many investors face is where to invest for sources of income in a low yield environment. With the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cutting the official cash rate by 0.25% to 2.0% in May, many investors are looking for income opportunities outside of term deposits. In this article, we discuss corporate bond investing...
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What’s driving the demand for Australian housing? While it’s generally agreed Australian property prices are high in a global context, the reasons for it are subject to many factors. In our view, the shift to low interest rates since the early 1990s, deregulation of the banking system and the rise in two income households has...
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