sharemarket

International ETF Investing

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Investing when markets swing

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No one knows just how deep, or long-lasting, recent sharemarket losses will be. Obviously, you can’t control the markets, but you certainly can take steps to protect yourself and even profit from a downturn.

Gearing Risk

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Gearing is simply borrowing money to invest.  Investors “gear” if they borrow to buy shares, property, or other assets in order to increase their returns. Obviously, the more money you invest, the greater the cash return you receive for every percentage point of growth or income your investment generates.

Currency Risk

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We can invest almost anywhere in the world today. Australians can profit from the performance of Microsoft (US), Vodafone (UK) and Samsung (South Korea). Investors as far apart as Bangkok and Birmingham can invest in successful Australian companies like Cochlear and Westfield.

What is Market Risk?

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The essence of any market is that it allows prices to change. If they didn’t, you would never go to the local markets looking for a bargain. The same is true of prices in investment markets. Driven by supply and demand, prices must fluctuate – and that creates volatility.

Shares and Property for HNWI

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Due to the current economic uncertainties, many high net-worth individuals are sticking to traditional investment options with lower risks. According to Capgemini’s “World Wealth Report 2008,” approximately 44% of the average high net-worth (HNW) portfolio consisted of fixed-income securities and cash/deposits. Furthermore, high net-worth individuals favored non-US dollar-denominated stocks and bonds as a method of hedging against the floundering US economy.

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