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Lessons from 2006, a terrible time to retire for ASX investors

The Australian stock market has seen a stagnation in returns since 2006, leaving many questioning the wisdom of long-term equity positions. For retirees, it’s a particularly fraught issue, as their financial security depends on how these investments perform.

Jamie Nemtsas | 15th Nov 2023 | More
Investors warned against turning Nvidia hype into hysteria

In addition to falling for the ‘big market delusion’ that competitors won’t emerge and current performance expectations are rational, investors are also overplaying Nvidia as a ‘safe’ hand in the AI game, according to a new research paper.

David Chaplin | 13th Sep 2023 | More
Spreading out the risk: Five ways to diversify an equities portfolio

Diversification is key for building long-term, sustainable wealth and managing risk. While no single approach is best, using several diversification strategies offers sound protection against portfolio volatility, writes Selfwealth brand and content lead Robert Marfell.

Robert Marfell | 26th Jul 2023 | More
  • June shakeup for most-traded ASX stocks; tech boom driving US gains

    After a three-month run as the most-traded ASX stock on Selfwealth’s platform, Neuron Pharmaceuticals ceded its spot to CBA in June as healthcare, mining and banking stocks jostled for investors’ attention.

    Lisa Uhlman | 12th Jul 2023 | More
    Australian asset overweights leave SMSFs low on diversification: Analysts

    With new data showing offshore share investments comprise just 2 percent of total self-managed superannuation fund assets in Australia, advisers are warning SMSFs against overreliance on domestic shares and cash and urging diversification.

    Nicki Bourlioufas | 7th Jul 2023 | More
    Investor trust skewing back towards banks and advisers: ASX

    The public appears to be rewarding efforts to reshape the banking and financial advice industry after the royal commission, with advisers and the banks both enjoying an increase in faith from the community.

    Tahn Sharpe | 21st Jun 2023 | More
  • ASIC to investigate ASX over possible Corps Act breaches in failed CHESS upgrade

    The hits keep coming for the country’s primary stock exchange, which is now under investigation by the corporate regulator for its oversight of the doomed upgrade to its clearing system.

    Tahn Sharpe | 29th Mar 2023 | More
    Firming iron ore steels Australian market

    Rising iron ore prices helped mining heavyweights BHP Group, Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals and Mineral Resources on Thursday, and in turn that helped to push the major indices higher. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished Thursday up 3.8 points at 7,255.4, while the broader All Ordinaries gained 3.9 points to 7,460. Iron ore has risen 15 per cent since the start of 2023, on optimism…

    James Dunn | 3rd Mar 2023 | More
  • China optimism surge sparks miners

    Optimism for mining stocks battled a downturn in the big banks in deciding the direction for the Australian share market on Wednesday, with the banks prevailing just enough to see the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 close 6.8 points, or 0.1 per cent, lower at 7251.6, while the broader All Ordinaries Index retreated 1.9 points to 7456.1. The bullishness for the miners…

    James Dunn | 2nd Mar 2023 | More
    Retail rally points to rising rates

    Australian retail sales rebounded in January as household spending defied inflation and higher borrowing costs, strengthening the case for the Reserve Bank to keep raising interest rates, and run a “higher for longer” rates scenario, taking its cue from its central bank peers in the US and Europe. Retail sales rose 1.9 per cent in January after…

    James Dunn | 1st Mar 2023 | More
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