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Six ETFs to help you go global

Investors big and small need to look beyond the Australian sharemarket for high returns. Research house Lonsec says a reduction in the expected performance of Australian equities, the reduced risk and return benefit offered by domestic shares relative to global shares, as well as the diversification benefits achievable through a global allocation mean a higher…

To hedge or not to hedge?

It has been a mixed year for the Australian dollar. If you hold an exchange traded fund (ETF), you can hedge your investment to help protect yourself against currency volatility. Although this may seem a safer option, Alex Saika, from BlackRock’s iShares, says there are a few things that investors need to consider before hedging…

Help is at hand – and it’s free

There is a surprising amount of free financial advice available to consumers. Did you know, for example, that the Department of Human Services’ financial information service offers free financial seminars? It aims to provide consumers with useful and unbiased information on money management. The seminars are available in every state, so check the Human Services…

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