If you're thinking about investing in an exchange traded fund (ETF), it's worthwhile to know both the benefits and risks of doing so. Like any financial product, its your hard-earned money on the line, so it pays to know what you're buying. You wouldn't buy a car or a house without checking it out first, would you?
Ethical funds have become more and more popular in recent years as investors look for ways to grow their wealth responsibly. Investing your money in renewable energy, sustainable businesses or community infrastructure may make a positive impact in the world, but what about the impact on your wallet? What sort of returns can you expect from an ethical investment and how do they compare to other types of investments?
Managing your own superannuation in a self-managed super fund (SMSF) typically provides you with more control over your retirement saving, but it also requires more diligence and attention to make sure it's operating properly. Here's a checklist you can use to help make sure your fund in on track.
The “Big Mac Index” was invented by The Economist back in 1986, as a way to simplify exchange rates theory for the general public. Also known as Burgernomics, the Big Mac Index judges the value of a country's currency against how much a Big Mac costs to buy in that country compared to other countries - i.e. the exchange rate.