Home and away: Investing in climate change
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Home and away: Investing in climate change

Now that Australia has set a 2050 target for net zero emissions, the race is officially on to find industries, technologies and investments that can help get us there. The challenge for investors is whether to back portfolios of international pure-play exposures, or invest in local companies that are changing the way they do business.

SMSFs increasingly for the Ys and the Zs
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SMSFs increasingly for the Ys and the Zs

Out of sight, out of mind – that was a common description of superannuation in the past. However, AUSIEX trading data is now painting a different picture.

ETF take-up surges during pandemic
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ETF take-up surges during pandemic

Take-up of exchange traded funds (ETFs) is growing strongly as advisers seek efficient and timely ways to diversify portfolios and invest thematically in a rapidly evolving market.

The rise of the younger self-directed investor
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The rise of the younger self-directed investor

A new generation of younger, self-directed investors has flocked to the stock market during COVID, creating opportunities and responsibilities for the industry.

Women take the lead in trading
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Women take the lead in trading

New data from AUSIEX reveals that women are closing the gap on men when it comes to investing, representing an emerging opportunity for advisers.

Record economic rebound
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Economic Insights

Record economic rebound

National Accounts

Biggest lift in spending in 12 years
Data InsightsEconomics & Markets
Economic Insights

Biggest lift in spending in 12 years

Retail trade | Statement on Monetary Policy

Year in Review. Year in Preview
Data InsightsEconomics & Markets
Economic Insights

Year in Review. Year in Preview

2020 recap and 2021 outlook

Why the ETF trend is not always your clients' friend
Data InsightsInvestment & Trading Strategies

Why the ETF trend is not always your clients' friend

ETFs are popular with advisers and their clients as they are cheap to buy into and require little administration. However, volatile markets and sector concentration bring their own risks.

What's next for the Australian, Asian and global economies?
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What's next for the Australian, Asian and global economies?

Like many other economies, Australia has benefited from decades of global trade and investment, which the arrival of COVID-19 has severely curtailed. We examine the predictions of leading analysts.

Millennial investors see opportunity in 2020 disruption, despite risks
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Millennial investors see opportunity in 2020 disruption, despite risks

Online brokers are seeing record numbers of account openings despite market volatility. Financial advisers are well placed to assist new investors.

Demand for financial advice is soaring during COVID-19
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Demand for financial advice is soaring during COVID-19

The pandemic and lockdowns have increased collaboration between advisers and clients, including the demand for financial advice.

What US exposure means for investors
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What US exposure means for investors

Australian investors who bet on the US tech mega-caps to outperform through the COVID-19 pandemic have been handsomely rewarded. However, the way forward is less certain.

How to structure a professional year
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How to structure a professional year

New entrants to the financial advice industry will have their first 12 months mapped out by FASEA rules designed to ensure relevant skills are learned under close supervision.

The sharing economy: will disrupted incumbents bounce back in 2020?
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The sharing economy: will disrupted incumbents bounce back in 2020?

The sharing economy will continue to disrupt established businesses but CommSec Chief Equities Economist Craig James warns that incumbents are increasingly finding ways to fight back.

How to engage employees on your innovation journey
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How to engage employees on your innovation journey

Staff training underpins innovative organisations. But not just any training. Commonwealth Bank’s latest Business Insights report analyses which programs work best.

Making flexible work realistic for financial advice practices
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Making flexible work realistic for financial advice practices

Three ways to make flexible working arrangements realistic for financial advice practices.