11Sep 2018

Look around today and you’ll find an asset manager or fund catering to pretty much any area of the financial world you can think of. One of the bigger ones in the resources corner is Sprott Resource Holdings and one of the best-known names at the company is Rick Rule. Rule serves as Sprott’s Senior […]

15Aug 2018

Fairfax, Nine & Your Money

August 15, 2018

No doubt you’ve heard the news. Two of Australia’s oldest media companies are merging. Nine and Fairfax have decided for the sake of their futures to combine, or as some have said Nine will be swallowing Fairfax. There are implications for the media in Australia and the announcement provoked many reactions in the last week. […]

24Jul 2018

2018 June Quarter Review

July 24, 2018

Economic Overview Global economic data proved resilient during Q2 though it was offset by renewed geopolitical tensions. Equity markets were volatile, but mostly positive, while the potential for a trade war between the US and China turned into a reality, while the Trump administration withdrawing from the Iran nuclear accord contributed to higher energy prices. […]

24Jul 2018

Apples with Apples?

July 24, 2018

The ‘active versus passive’ debate in funds management is a guaranteed space filler in the financial media, but it would help the general public if those making the comparisons got their facts straight. A recent article in Professional Planner by John Peterson of the Peterson Research Institute cited the outperformance of Australian Super’s actively managed balanced option […]

12Jul 2018

“Why do you include so many bad news stories?” It’s a question we’ve been asked, so maybe it needs addressing. First off here’s a good news story. This is the growth of $10,000 over the past 25 years in five different asset classes. If you’ve been invested inside and outside of superannuation, you’ve had a […]