Seven things for investors to keep in mind

Dr Shane Oliver - Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital (March 2020) KEY POINTS Share markets have fallen sharply over the last week or so on the back of coronavirus concerns. Shares may still have more downside and the uncertainty around the coronavirus crisis is very high, but we are of the view that it’s just another correction. Key things for investors to bear in mind are that: corrections are normal; in the absence of recession, a deep bear market is unlikely; selling shares after a fall locks in a loss; share pullbacks provide opportunities for investors to buy them more cheaply; while shares may have fallen, dividends are smoother; and finally, to avoid getting

7 Tips to Improve Your Financial Wellness

What is financial wellness? How you feel, is your wellness. How you feel about your money is your financial wellness. This can be measured by the financial wellness index, which measures a person’s satisfaction with their current and future financial situation. The impact of financial stress Some days you might feel confident you can meet your needs within the boundaries of your current income, whereas other days you may feel like you don’t have nearly enough funds in order to do so. The truth is, you’re not alone. Nearly 2.5 million Aussies say they feel moderately to severely financially stressed, even though financial stress has been decreasing year-on-year in Australia.* If you’re intere

Things to Know Before Retiring

Ever wondered what retired Australians wish they’d done differently earlier in life? Find out more here. Life is a series of moments. The day you get married. The day you take the keys to your first home. The day your child comes into the world. The day you wake up retired for the first time. When it comes to something as big as retiring after a lifetime of hard work, it’s hard to get all the decisions right. So it’s natural to want your time over again. After all, hindsight is a wonderful thing. Investment Trends put together a regular Retirement Income Report that gives a fascinating insight into how Australians are getting ready for life after work. The top three changes people would make

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