Education

Is it time to start panicking?

By Chris Giaouris

Article | November 1, 2018

Happy Halloween! I must admit, I never really got the point of Halloween growing up.  Maybe it’s because when I was young the internet was still fairly new and the influence of the US on our culture wasn’t as great as...

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“Mum, where do returns come from?”

By Chris Giaouris

Article | August 27, 2018

There are many theories about why most "active" fund managers fail to consistently outperform their benchmarks. It takes many years of study and market experience to become a portfolio manager, but good results are...

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Many Happy Returns

By Chris Giaouris

Article | July 30, 2018

As a new financial year gets underway in Australia, the media tends to be full of outlooks about what investors can expect for the coming 12 months. These pieces are often entertaining to read, but can be even more so a year later.

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Ten Years, Twenty Headlines

By Chris Giaouris feat. Jim Parker (DFA)

Article | July 18, 2018

Journalists define news as what’s novel, startling, eye-catching, unusual or conversation-starting. Media companies use news to maximise attention and help their clients, the advertisers, to sell their products and services to you.

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Rainy day investing

By Chris Giaouris

Article | April 11, 2018

Australia, earth's driest continent, experienced national rainfall in 2017 that was 8% above the historical average. The year was the 30th wettest on record, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. But the story is more complicated...

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The Unfair Advantage

By Chris Giaouris feat. Robert Baharian

Article | March 14, 2018

What do you think will give you a larger portfolio value at 65: saving $12,000 pa for 10 years or $12,000 pa for 20 years? Believe it or not, saving for 10 years is the answer - only if those 10 years are at the early stages of your...

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Green Investing

By Chris Giaouris

Article | November 16, 2017

According to a global sustainable investment group that covers Australia, New Zealand and other developed nations, assets managed under 'responsible investment' strategies increased by 25% between 2014-16 to $US22.89 trillion.

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What Happens When Markets Crash

By Chris Giaouris feat. Robert Baharian

Article | August 2, 2017

Eight years ago, the US and Australian stock markets slid 55.65% and 53.95% respectively, all within a 15 month period. Your $1,000,000 share portfolio would have been worth around $450,000. Here’s what it looked...

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No Crystal Ball: Year in Review

By Chris Giaouris

Article | July 12, 2017

"Investors are bracing for another year of event-driven volatility on the Australian share market, against a backdrop of subdued growth and earnings." That was the warning of a local newspaper as the...

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How much debt should you have?

By Chris Giaouris

Article | July 5, 2017

When it comes to personal financial advice generally there are no hard and fast rules for answering questions like the one I've posed in this discussion. However, in this case I would be confident to say...

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