Hot property starts to cool

Buyers are increasingly well placed as property prices decline across most Australian capitals, with Hobart, Brisbane and Canberra holding firm.

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How safe are houses?

Australians’ much vaunted love affair with property means residential bricks and mortar account for a huge portion of our overall wealth.

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Mercer Super a leader

Australians want to invest in a responsible super fund that considers environmental, social and governance issues in addition to financial returns.

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Share market volatility

After six months of relative calm, share markets hit a rough patch in early October 2018. Global shares fell 6.5% in less than two weeks. Australian shares fared slightly better, only falling 5.2%

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Unusual investments

In these unpredictable times, some opportunists are searching for diversity and returns through unconventional investments.

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Yield of dreams

An unexpected injection of cash almost inevitably sparks the urge to travel, quit your job or buy a pony – at the very least it’s tempting to hit the shops at the Paris–end-of-town

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Bring out your investments

In these unpredictable times, some opportunists are searching for diversity and returns through unconventional investments.

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The questionable wisdom of crowds

We put our trust in crowds. Most of the big, important decisions in our society are made by large groups of people; be they government departments, cabinets, commissions, boards or juries.

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The measure of fear

There’s a saying on Wall Street, home of the New York stock exchange, that share markets are driven by just two emotions: fear and greed.

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