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What exactly is cryptocurrency, and why has it become so popular?

What exactly is cryptocurrency, and why has it become so popular?

There’s more to cryptocurrency than just bitcoin.

  • by Dominic Powell

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What is an ETF and why are people investing in them?

What is an ETF and why are people investing in them?

They are a low-cost way of adding instant sharemarket diversification to an investment portfolio.

  • by John Collett
A beginner’s guide to ethical investing

A beginner’s guide to ethical investing

More and more investors want their money not just to produce good investment returns, but to be good for society as well.

  • by John Collett
I started investing in shares a year ago, so how am I doing?
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I started investing in shares a year ago, so how am I doing?

After investing in shares for the first time last year, I’m treading water with my Australian portfolio, but I’m in for the long haul with history on my side.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Crypto exchange-traded funds a fizzer on debut

Crypto exchange-traded funds a fizzer on debut

It was a disappointing start to the sharemarket trading of units in ETFs that track the prices of cryptocurrencies, as investors held back against a background of plunging crypto prices.

  • by John Collett
High-interest crypto accounts come with risks

High-interest crypto accounts come with risks

Earning out-sized interest on crypto is attractive, but investors need to be aware of the risks.

  • by John Collett
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Five ways to inflation-proof your ethical investment portfolio

Five ways to inflation-proof your ethical investment portfolio

Ethical investors seeking downside protection can substitute gold and corporate bonds for water rights and carbon credits.

  • by Charlotte Grieve
Great expectations no more: Rate increases to hit house prices, retirement savings

Great expectations no more: Rate increases to hit house prices, retirement savings

Higher interest rates in Australian and overseas will hurt more than just house prices. Sharemarkets are likely to take a major hit, too, resulting in significantly lower superannuation fund returns.

  • by John Collett
Property prices may tumble 15 per cent after rate increases

Property prices may tumble 15 per cent after rate increases

Higher mortgage interest rates will likely see dwelling prices in Sydney and Melbourne fall.

  • by John Collett
We tripled our money but how can we cut $150,000 CGT bill?

We tripled our money but how can we cut $150,000 CGT bill?

The first step in trying to contain a capital gain is making sure you have included in the original cost base all the eligible spend on the investment property.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Higher bank dividends tipped as big four profits enter ‘sweet spot’
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Higher bank dividends tipped as big four profits enter ‘sweet spot’

While much of the focus is on a looming increase in mortgage costs, higher interest rates are expected to significantly benefit bank shareholders.

  • by Clancy Yeates