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Quarterly economic update: July – September 2021

COVID here to stay The third quarter of the calendar year brought with it the third and by far the biggest wave in COVID-19 infections. Largely restricted to NSW and Victoria the outbreak was driven by the highly infectious Delta variant. Such was its speed of spread it forced a […]

All assets are not the same

Do you sometimes lie awake at night wondering what effect the latest share market “correction” or property “boom” or “bust” is having on your investments? Understanding the differences between the various investment assets will help you enjoy better sleep patterns knowing that a diversified portfolio can be a good way […]

How patience has paid off for long-term investors

According to Vanguard’s 2021 Index Chart, investors who stay the course tend to be more successful in the long run than those who try to time when to buy and sell. In early 2020, over just a few weeks, global share markets tumbled more than 35 per cent. Sparked by […]

What FY22 may bring after COVID bust and boom

The impact of COVID-19 was sudden and unexpected, taking markets by surprise.  As many investors will no doubt recall, many asset classes quickly dived amid extreme volatility in March 2020, the Aussie stock market crashing over 20 per cent over that month alone.  But super fund members who held their […]

How often should you check investment returns?

  By Tony Kaye, Senior Personal Finance Writer, Vanguard Australia It’s natural to want to monitor your portfolio value, but how often is too often? Is there any real benefit in checking your investment returns daily, weekly, or even monthly? Before you started reading this article, did you already do […]