SMSF 24 Nov 2017
SMSF trustees: what is your time worth?
Trustees are spending more time on administration duties, paperwork and reporting (3.5 hours), compared to researching and picking investments (3.2 hours), but Arnie Selvarajah explains how the allocation of time impacts on fund performance.
Insights 24 Nov 2017
Portfolio strategy in a synchronised world growth & November review
Are double digit gains are a positive sign for traders and how to position your portfolio in a synchronised world growth environment.
Insights 10 Nov 2017
Exclusive interview: Charlie Aitken
As part of our partnership with Livewire, watch this exclusive interview of Charlie Aitken, CIO of AIM Funds. Charlie shares his views on how the investment landscape will evolve and how his fund is positioned, on both the long and the short side.
Insights 27 Oct 2017
October: best performing month in 2017
Julia shares her insights on the current AGM season with the outlook statements in focus.
Insights 23 Oct 2017
Raise your yield with corporate bonds
Despite a constant decline in rates, surprisingly Australian investors are increasingly relying on term deposits. In fact, at the same time interest rates are at all-time lows, the amount held in TDs is at an all-time high. This situation is leaving many Australians with less and less income.
Insights 10 Oct 2017
Dividends brighten the share market picture
Dividends have always played a key part in the returns from the Australian sharemarket. Although the Australian market is struggling to regain the record-high levels seen in 2008, returns look better if dividends are included.
Insights 28 Sep 2017
The post-earnings announcement drift (PEAD) effect in September
Does the post-earnings announcement drift (PEAD) effect on the market hold true? (Companies which outperformed on the day of their earnings announcement - on their fundamentals and share price - tend to outperform the market in the following weeks and even months after the results).
SMSF 27 Sep 2017
What if something happens to you? - The importance of insurance within your SMSF
SMSF trustees often focus on retirement savings, paying little attention to insurance and the role it can play in the event of death or disability.
Insights 13 Sep 2017
How to avoid the ETF Trap
The popularity of exchange traded funds (ETFs) continues to grow at a rapid pace. Bell Direct CEO Arnie Selvarajah explains that there are several very good reasons for the rising appetite in ETFs.
Insights 30 Aug 2017
Has the reporting season changed your thinking about the market?
Hear from Julia Lee and other key financial experts, on how this reporting season has changed their thinking about the market.
Insights 28 Aug 2017
What we saw this reporting season
Julia Lee shares her insights on this earnings season, who the best and worst performers were, as well as an overview of the private health insurance and hospital area.
Insights 21 Aug 2017
How to make rising rates your friend
Most of us expect that interest rates will rise at some stage, so here’s five questions investors considering bonds should be thinking about.