Market Watch: US Election - A Trump Presidency

Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential election has sent shock waves across the world. Even many Republicans have been surprised by the party’s unexpectedly strong performance, which is likely to see it keep a majority in both the Senate and House of Representatives, as well as winning the Presidency.

Volatile Times: Is it time to invest for an uncertain future?

In these extremely volatile times the future looks very uncertain. Is it time to invest wisely and safeguard ourselves from a very uncertain future? Here are three reasons why right now, it’s so important to ensure that your money is invested to withstand major market volatility.

The Key Elements of an All-Weather Portfolio

Building a portfolio than can withstand a range of market conditions requires a high level of skill within a discipline known and referred to as Portfolio Construction.

UK referendum: ‘Leave’ wins the day – what next?

The people of the United Kingdom (UK) have voted to ‘Leave’ the European Union (EU). Here we are providing some commentary from Colonial First State Investments on the short-term impacts, the outlook, the positives and the political implications of 'Brexit".

Market volatility: facts and figures

Many investors become concerned when volatility occurs in global financial markets – particularly about the impact on their superannuation and other investments. In times like these, it’s important to understand the causes of market movements and how to minimise your risk.

Risk and return: understanding the basics

When deciding which investments are right for you, it is important to understand the trade-off between risk and return and how to manage investment risk. A risk profile can help identify the type and mix of investments that will best help you achieve your financial and lifestyle goals.