Investment strategies

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Is it time to consider a professionally managed investment portfolio?

Although they have been around for a while, interest in Managed Accounts has been gathering momentum rapidly in Australia over the last couple of years.

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Investing intelligently

It's a great time of year to take a step back and review your investment portfolio in terms of your overarching investment principles.

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How does High Frequency Trading affect my order?

What exactly is High Frequency Trading (HFT), and how does it affect the retail investor?

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EFTs deliver market power to the people

Simple, low-cost exchange-traded funds (EFTs) continue to see significant and sustained worldwide growth, although they remian a relatively new product category for many Australian investors.

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The low volatility anomaly - miracle or mirage

The “low volatility” or “low beta” anomaly seems to be the new Holy Grail in investment markets. This is the premise, well documented by studies of historical returns in most major sharemarkets, that low volatility or low beta stocks outperform high volatility/high beta stocks over the long term. One study of US stocks between 1968-2008 showed that stocks in the bottom 20% based on past volatility outperformed those in the top 20% by a compounded return of around 11.2% per year.