Understanding market volatility

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When markets fall, it is easy to lose sight of your long term investment goals. From the Global Financial Crisis and the impacts of Greece and China, to terrorism, wars, interest rate movements and oil price shocks, there have been numerous share market crises over the past century. But what history tells us is that after every major crash, there has been a period of recovery. Some markets recover quickly, however others take time.

Investing in shares

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The sharemarket gives individuals the opportunity to buy and sell shares and companies the opportunity to raise funds via share issues to investors. A quality sharemarket investment can lead to both capital growth and income over time. Historically, shares have outperformed all other asset classes (cash, fixed interest and property).

Changes to the aged pension rules

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From 1 January 2017 Government changes to the Age Pension are likely to reduce pensioner entitlements. It’s important that you understand how the changes could affect you.