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12 results tagged "risk":
managing super in a covid19 world
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How to manage your super in a COVID-19 world

The COVID-19 pandemic is a once in a generation event that has brought greater volatility and uncertainty to financial markets. It is natural to have some concerns about the implications for your financial future and super balance, particularly if retirement ... More
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what does overdiversification overdiversify mean
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Too much of a good thing: How to avoid over-diversifying

Diversification is an important way to manage risk and returns by spreading money among different investments. This includes diversifying within asset classes, such as Australian shares, and across asset classes, to include Australian shares, international ... More
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why assessing your own risk level is risky
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Why assessing your own risk level can be risky business

Investing isn't easy, and it always involves a level of risk. Determining just how much risk you want to take with your investments is an important part of the process. Low-risk investments include asset classes such as bonds and cash, while higher-risk ... More
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the cost of playing it safe with your money
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Why playing it safe with your money comes at a cost

Making a conservative choice is often seen as the safe choice, but not taking on risk when you're young could see you fall short of your retirement investment goals. "You have to start with education and information, and understand the long-term ... More
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leveraging investing
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The risks of leveraging when it comes to investing

Leverage can be both friend and foe to investors. But there are ways to tame the downsides. In simple terms, leverage means borrowing to invest. And it's something plenty of Australians do on a daily basis. When you buy a home using a mortgage, you ... More
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glossary diversification
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13 investing and risk terms you need to understand

1. Risk profile or risk tolerance Your risk profile, which financial advisers often talk about, or your risk tolerance is your ability to withstand losses in your portfolio. Some people compare it to your ability to sleep at night - if your portfolio ... More
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