Month: April 2020


Early access to superannuation

As part of the Government’s response to the financial impact of the Coronavirus, if you are under financial stress, you may be able to access some of your super.

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Explaining the Historic COVID-19 Oil Price Crash

The Great Lockdown continues to turn markets on their head.

Last week, we dug into the unprecedented number of initial jobless claims coming out of the United States, which topped 22 million in a period of four weeks.

It’s just days later, and we already have our next market abnormality: this time, traders were baffled by West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude — the U.S. benchmark oil price — which somehow flipped negative for the first time in history.

How is that possible? And how does it tie into the COVID-19 oil price crash in general?

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Market volatility and your portfolio

Take a long-term view
Investment results tend to vary more widely when you just consider the returns over a period of one year.
Ten-year returns are generally much more stable and a lot more predictable as can be seen in the chart below.

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