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Guest Blog: Investment Performance

By the resi financial blog team, 19 February 2014

Investment performance

It is widely reported that American writer and humourist once said: “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics”.
 
Twain’s assessment of statistics may have reflected his understanding of statistics themselves. Because to understand statistics you need to understand how they were collected and how those numbers are framed.
 
It is this detail that actually reveals that many of the statistics investors refer to when investing in managed funds and superannuation are not worth two Jatz Crackers.< ...

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Diversify your Investments - Global Shares

By the resi financial blog team, 11 February 2014

Investment diversification

A young, educated workforce in Singapore. Rising household income in Brazil. Export growth in China. Technology innovation in San Jose, California.
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Spread your stock investments around, globally!

By the resi financial blog team, 29 January 2014

Diversify your shares

If you're only investing in Australian companies, you are excluding 98% of the world's stock market value.

Video by Franklin Resources TV - courtesy of Shartru Wealth

 

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U.S. seen on track for best growth since 2005

By the resi financial blog team, 21 January 2014

American economy grows

Think the disappointing U.S. jobs report for December has dampened the optimism of economists about the new year? Think again.

Most economists think the dismal 74,000 increase in net hiring last month was a fluke caused by poor weather and seasonal-adjustment problems that will soon be revised away or prove to be an aberration.
he way those with a sunnier view see it, the road is clear for the U.S. to produce its fastest spurt of growth since the Great Recession. There’s no big crisis in Washington brewing, U.S. households are b ...

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Royal Canadian Mint set to trial digital currency

By the resi financial blog team, 16 January 2014

Digital currency in Canada

Using loonies and toonies to pay for your double-double could soon be an extinct experience for Canadians.
 
Next week, the Royal Canadian Mint will unveil the latest step in MintChip, their research and development project that’s looking into a digital replacement for pocket change.
 
First announced in spring 2012, MintChip has evolved from an idea into new software built by Ingenico, a company that designs all kinds of payment methods. The software allows mobile devices with MintChip accounts to send sma ...

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