Measuring the ASX 200 

31 March 2016

The ASX 200 – it’s often referenced, but few of us really know what’s behind that number we’re quoted on the nightly news. So get ready for some useful information because you’re about to find out what the ASX 200 is really made up of!

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Adviser Trust a Long Way to Go Everywhere

24 March 2016

It appears it’s not just Australia who has a problem with financial advisers at big financial institutions and banks. A new US study into misconduct in financial advice has shown misconduct is much more prominent than those seeking financial advice would ever want it to be.

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Do Politics Matter To Investment Returns?

11 March 2016

If you’ve spent any of your time listening to talkback radio or reading discussions online you’ll know wading into politics can be a dangerous game. Hot-headed people escalate arguments at the drop of a hat over the fortunes or criticism of their side.

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CommInsure Scandal Shows the Value of Advice

7 March 2016

Another year and we’re seeing another scandal at one of the big banks. This time it’s Commonwealth Bank. Or we should say Commonwealth Bank are at it again, given their scandal plagued history. This time their CommInsure arm has been exposed through an investigation by 4 Corners and Fairfax reporter Adele Ferguson.

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Diversified BHP Not Diversified Enough

26 February 2016

There are all manner of ways you can be sold diversification, but one of the worst is the lie that you can enjoy diversification by owning one company. And for evidence of this you should look no further than BHP Billiton the world’s largest (or second largest depending on who you listen to) diversified mining company.

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