Australian dollar

Set out below are all SuperGuide articles explaining Australian dollar.

THE SOAPBOX: Ban unhedged international shares in default investment options

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Long-term readers of this SuperGuide website may recall my strong support for hedging international investments within default investment options. Alternatively, you can see my position as strong opposition to super funds punting on currency movements when their authority is to invest in … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]