Australian dollar

Set out below are all SuperGuide articles explaining Australian dollar.

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

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Note: For the investment winners of the 2012/2013 financial year, see SuperGuide article Asset classes: Naming the investment winners for the 2013 financial year. This article contains 2011/2012 performance data for 13 asset classes (or sub-categories). At the end of the article we have included … [Read more...]

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

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Note: For the investment winners of the 2012/2013 financial year, see SuperGuide article Asset classes: Naming the investment winners for the 2013 financial year. Diversification was the key message for 2011, according to Warren Chant of rating company, Chant West. He says that the strong … [Read more...]

Ban unhedged international shares in default investment options

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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 (especially the Australian dollar) on the value … [Read more...]

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

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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). Apparently many of our large super funds have not yet grasped the lessons of this new investment world and have not … [Read more...]

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

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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. Even so, super accounts have still not recouped all of the losses suffered during the Global Financial … [Read more...]

Super funds deliver 8.6% for 12 months to May 2011

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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. With sharp falls in local and overseas sharemarkets during … [Read more...]

Super funds deliver 5.8% for 12 months to April 2011

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The median superannuation growth fund delivered 5.8% for the 12 months to 30 April 2011, although the median growth fund has delivered a more impressive 10.2% for the financial year to date (July 2010 to April 2011), according to rating company Chant West. Based on Chant West’s rankings, a growth … [Read more...]