Insights 30 Sep 2019
Should Retirees Spend More and Worry Less?
Having enough income in retirement is a universal desire, and the lack of certainty around how much is ‘enough’ can cause anxiety and negatively impact lifestyle. A study conducted by Allianz in 2010 titled, Reclaiming the Future: Challenging Retirement Income Perceptions, involving more than 3,200 American participants ranging in age from 44 to 75, sought to determine people’s preparedness for retirement.
Insights 30 Aug 2019
Bell Potter’s August Reporting Season highlights
The Bell Potter August 2019 Reporting Season Highlights have arrived. In this years' issue, the analysts look at Macquarie Group, Afterpay Touch Group, IOOF Holdings, Propel Funeral Partners, Bega Cheese Ltd, and Mesoblast.
Insights 26 Jun 2019
How to be part of the world’s biggest investment themes
ETFs are fast becoming a favourite for investors’ portfolios. In order to meet increasing investment demand, ETF providers are launching specialist ETFs that provide exposure to sectors and emerging investment themes, taking investors far beyond the realms of the ASX200.
Insights 30 May 2019
How Fixed Income can reduce your risk
For Australian investors, who are heavily invested into equities, many may not appreciate the benefits of fixed income, otherwise known as bonds.
Insights 28 May 2019
4 reasons to consider ETFs for your portfolio
ETF ownership has taken off in Australia, and its unsurprising really. Given ETFs are one of few ways to access global markets - and they’re low cost- it’s clear why people seem to be flocking to them.
Insights 22 May 2019
Building a balanced portfolio using ETFs
It's important to ensure your portfolio is well balanced in order to ensure a greater degree of security. ETFs are a great way of accomplishing that balance.
Insights 19 Feb 2019
If volatility is here to stay, portfolio protection is more important than ever
Investors with balanced portfolios (50:50 bonds and shares), may have found their share market declines became balanced by their bond returns.
Insights 28 Nov 2018
Get your portfolio ready for 2019
To wrap up 2018, Arnie Selvarajah, Bell Direct CEO, and Julia Lee, Bell Direct Equities Strategist, have teamed up to give you their investment outlook for 2019.
Insights 28 Nov 2018
“Horses for courses” - The various uses for fixed income
Different approaches to fixed income – absolute return and benchmark relative – solve different investment problems for investors.
Insights 30 Oct 2018
October Market Overview
In her October monthly review, Julia shares her insights on two sectors coming under pressure and whether the outperformance of gold will last.
Insights 29 Oct 2018
Maths not (black) magic
Understand the simple maths that underpins bonds and you’ll understand why it makes sense to include bonds in your investment portfolio.
Insights 26 Sep 2018
September Market Overview
In her September monthly review, Julia shares her insights on how to detect if the current bull market is coming to an end.