Australian dollar

Set out below are all SuperGuide articles explaining Australian dollar.

Asset classes: Naming the investment winners for the 2011/2012 year   Super Guide

This article contains 2011/2012 performance data for 13 asset classes (or sub-categories). At the end of the article we have included performance data for the 2010/2011 year as a handy historical reference.

Asset classes: Naming the investment winners for the 2011 calendar year   Super Guide

Diversification was the key message for 2011, according to Warren Chant of rating company, Chant West. He says that the strong performance of unlisted assets has had a stabilising effect on fund returns in 2011.

Ban unhedged international shares in default investment options   Super Guide

A failure by large super funds to fully hedge against the Australian dollar on international share investments is what I consider to be a major investment boo-boo. Hedging is used to fully or partially eliminate the impact of foreign currency movements on the value of investments.

THE SOAPBOX: Is your super fund gambling with your retirement savings?   Super Guide

Complacency is a dangerous state of mind when you’re investing billions of dollars on behalf of millions of Australians, especially in the wake of the global financial crisis (GFC).

Super funds deliver 9.2% for 12 months (2010/2011 year)   Super Guide

The median superannuation growth fund delivered 9.2% for the 12 months to 30 June 2011, ahead of the long-term expected annual return of about 7% per annum, according to rating company Chant West.

The median superannuation growth fund delivered 8.6% for the 12 months to 31 May 2011, although the median growth fund has delivered 10.0% for the financial year to date (July 2010 to May 2011), according to rating company Chant West.

Over the past 10 years to 30 April 2011, industry super funds have outperformed master trusts/retail super funds by 1.2% per annum, returning an annualised 5.9% (industry funds) compared with 4.7% (master trust/retail super funds).