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Understanding share index investing and index composition

Dixon Advisory

What is the purpose of share indices? Are they an investment target, an investment return benchmark, or are they simply an indication of the investment...Read more

Key investment lessons from 2016

Nerida Cole, Managing Director, Head of Advice

Volatility has dominated global sharemarket headlines in 2016. From US Federal Reserve (Fed) plans to lift interest rates to calls that the global bond...Read more

The impact of developed market inflation on investment portfolios

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Chairman

Global bond yields are on the rise from their lows earlier in the year, putting pressure on equity valuations. One reported driver has been a broad increase...Read more

Could investing in disruptive technology provide sustainable diversification?

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director, Family Wealth Management

New ways of doing things that disrupt or overturn traditional business methods and practices are at the heart of disruptive innovation. And we see them...Read more

Is the US presidential election result Brexit plus?

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Chairman

The theme of political disaffection influencing world politics now has another telling data point; so what does the election of Donald Trump to the White...Read more

Why frontier markets are providing a new opportunity for investment diversification

Dixon Advisory

With some emerging market economies currently experiencing slower rates of growth, alternative investment opportunities can be found in frontier market...Read more

How volatility and cheap money are enveloping investment markets

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director, Family Wealth Management

2016 has been fraught with short, sharp bouts of market volatility. A large number of these episodes have been driven by the prospect of the US Federal...Read more

Reporting season reveals mixed results for Australia’s economy

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director, Family Wealth Management

The 2016 financial year reporting season was mixed for Australian listed companies. While 123 of the 139 reporting companies produced a profit for the year...Read more

The golden touch – why gold is the asset to watch right now

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director, Family Wealth Management

Gold has always been appealing – Olympians compete for it, early civilizations equated it with gods and rulers, while the Incas referred to it as the...Read more

Indian summer – capitalising on emerging market consumption

Dixon Advisory

Already a force to reckon with, emerging markets are commanding more economic and political power as they grow and flourish thanks to rising trade and...Read more

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