Peer to peer lending

The share economy has reached the world of banking. We explain what peer to peer lending is, along with the benefits and risks. While still relatively small, peer to peer lending, otherwise known as P2P lending or marketplace loans, is a growing part of the global financial landscape. Still in its relative infancy in Australia, the local…

Reflections on volatility: Australian equities and fixed income

Australian equitiesIncome investing in volatile timesBy: AMP Capital Co-Portfolio Managers (Income) Dermot Ryan and Tom Young. Volatility, which has been dormant in markets for the past few months, has jolted to life the last few days. The US market has concurrently had its worst and most volatile day since 2015, followed by its best day since 2016…

Bitcoin - Is it really for you?

Some people may have made big money, but plenty of latecomers would have experienced dreadful losses. If I could sum up the contents of my junk emails over the last 12 months in a single word it would be: Bitcoin. I can’t tell you how many unsolicited invitations I’ve received to start trading bitcoin. This alone is…

Beyond share prices

Investors shouldn't overlook that there are two components to sharemarket returns – dividend yield and capital gains (or losses).

Become a better investor through your holiday reading

Behavioural economist Daniel Kahneman – who teaches us to control our damaging behavioural traits to become better, more-disciplined investors – continues as a powerful force on the best-seller lists as 2017 draws to a close. Kahneman's Thinking, fast and slow has been on The New York Times bestselling non-fiction paperback list for 147 successive weeks or almost…

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