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John Collett writes about personal finance for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

BHP homecoming to lift market’s mining exposure

BHP homecoming to lift market’s mining exposure

BHP is set to once again become the big Australian when it collapses its dual listing on the Australian Securities Exchange and the London Stock Exchange to a single listing on the local bourse.

  • by John Collett

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Investment returns tipped to be lower in 2022

Investment returns tipped to be lower in 2022

Investors should expect far more constrained returns from share and property markets in 2022.

  • by John Collett
Knee-jerk switching of super fund investment options rarely pays off
Analysis

Knee-jerk switching of super fund investment options rarely pays off

Super fund cash investment options returned just 0.1 per cent during 2021 and 0.5 per cent in 2020, leaving those who switched to more conservative options in a bid to preserve their capital during the sharemarket meltdown of early 2020 out of pocket.

  • by John Collett
Top tips for bidding in a hot property auction market

Top tips for bidding in a hot property auction market

Money asks the experts for their top tips for buying under the hammer as the number of property listings across Sydney and Melbourne surge.

  • by John Collett
Omicron gives sharemarket newbies taste of volatility
Opinion

Omicron gives sharemarket newbies taste of volatility

History tells us that markets always recover over time, and those investors who hold their nerve and resist the temptation to sell generally do better than those who cut and run.

  • by John Collett
Robo guidance gathers pace as advice fees soar

Robo guidance gathers pace as advice fees soar

While robo guidance can be a good way to invest at low cost and their use is expected to grow, it is unlikely to replace face-to-face financial advice.

  • by John Collett
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House prices to hit skids as rates rise

House prices to hit skids as rates rise

The property market might crack under the weight of higher interest rates, with some market watchers predicting a price slump of up to 10 per cent during 2023.

  • by John Collett
Finder launches crypto high-yield investment

Finder launches crypto high-yield investment

Australia’s first yield-paying crypto investment that uses a ‘stablecoin’ to remove capital volatility will likely prove popular with millennials.

  • by John Collett
Super fund portfolio disclosure a step forward, despite drawbacks
Analysis

Super fund portfolio disclosure a step forward, despite drawbacks

Super funds will be required to start disclosing most of their investment portfolios from March next year, but is it enough?

  • by John Collett
Micro-investing apps hit the big time

Micro-investing apps hit the big time

Younger investors are attracted to the simplicity micro-investing apps and some big financial industry players are now joining the party.

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‘Stapling’ may put members of dud super funds at risk
Opinion

‘Stapling’ may put members of dud super funds at risk

The new “stapling” measure means that workers’ super funds follow them from job to job; that includes funds that failed APRA’s performance test.

  • by John Collett