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Rebuilding super after early access

May 2020

Super savings are for your retirement, for ‘future you’. However, as a result of the financial hardship caused by Coronavirus, access to super may be an important way to help you make ends meet at a difficult time. We consider how you can boost and rebuild your retirement savings when your circumstances allow.

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Coronavirus investment opportunities – what to look for in share markets

May 2020

If you’re looking for investment opportunities amid Coronavirus, to achieve long-term returns, these five principles may help.

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Australian shares: spot check

May 2020

Ordinarily, companies abandoning earnings guidance would be thrashed by the market, but these are not ordinary times.

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How different investment types play a role in market volatility

April 2020

Understanding the different types of investments and how they work, can help to explain why events like Coronavirus, may be impacting some peoples’ investment portfolios and super more than others.

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Why Coronavirus has more impact on some super investments

April 2020

Understanding how super is invested may help to explain why events like Coronavirus impact account balances, if at all.

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What our investment managers are saying

March 2020

Our external investment managers are maintaining their discipline, and looking for opportunities to buy quality assets that have been sold-off.

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Market update

March 2020

MLC Chief Investment Officer Jonathan Armitage discusses the recent market correction, how it compares to the GFC in 2008, MLC’s approach to risk management in the lead up to the coronavirus pandemic, and how investments are being managed during this period of volatility.

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Looking through coronavirus with timeless investment principles

March 2020

For patient investors, situations like the current period of volatility, serve as a reminder of why they are invested in the first place — to build long-term wealth, usually over years, even decades.

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Managing investment risks amid coronavirus

March 2020

The coronavirus is first and foremost a health issue. However, it’s also a timely reminder that investment risks always exist. The strong market returns of the past decade may have caused some investors to forget this.

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Investment market impacts of coronavirus

February 2020

Markets are realising that economic dislocations stemming from the coronavirus outbreak may be more significant than previously assumed.

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Are recessions predictable?

22 July 2019

Exactly predicting recessions appears impossible. Yet there can be some key insights gained from monitoring a wide spectrum of economic and financial indicators.

Are recessions predictable?

22 July 2019

Exactly predicting recessions appears impossible. Yet there can be some key insights gained from monitoring a wide spectrum of economic and financial indicators.

Active and passive investing — stronger together

February 2020

The active investing vs passive investing debate is overblown. Together, they form an intelligent partnership resulting in stronger total portfolios than just passive only or active only portfolios.

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Are recessions predictable?

22 July 2019

Exactly predicting recessions appears impossible. Yet there can be some key insights gained from monitoring a wide spectrum of economic and financial indicators.

Are recessions predictable?

22 July 2019

Exactly predicting recessions appears impossible. Yet there can be some key insights gained from monitoring a wide spectrum of economic and financial indicators.

Active fixed income management

September 2019

Negative yields and negative interest rates emphasise case for active fixed income management.

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Are recessions predictable?

22 July 2019

Exactly predicting recessions appears impossible. Yet there can be some key insights gained from monitoring a wide spectrum of economic and financial indicators.

Are recessions predictable?

22 July 2019

Exactly predicting recessions appears impossible. Yet there can be some key insights gained from monitoring a wide spectrum of economic and financial indicators.

"How good" is liquidity?

August 2019

Investment markets are cyclical and as past events have shown, also vulnerable to shocks, which can potentially create liquidity challenges. Responsible investment managers need to be prepared for whatever happens.

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Are recessions predictable?

22 July 2019

Exactly predicting recessions appears impossible. Yet there can be some key insights gained from monitoring a wide spectrum of economic and financial indicators.

Are recessions predictable?

22 July 2019

Exactly predicting recessions appears impossible. Yet there can be some key insights gained from monitoring a wide spectrum of economic and financial indicators.

Deciphering the signal from the noise in global shares

July 2019

In the short term, major events are unpredictable and they’re poor fodder for traders. But if you look for the signal, amidst the noise, you can identify trends that have a track record of positive returns.

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Are recessions predictable?

22 July 2019

Exactly predicting recessions appears impossible. Yet there can be some key insights gained from monitoring a wide spectrum of economic and financial indicators.

Are recessions predictable?

22 July 2019

Exactly predicting recessions appears impossible. Yet there can be some key insights gained from monitoring a wide spectrum of economic and financial indicators.

Are recessions predictable?

June 2019

Exactly predicting recessions appears impossible. Yet there can be some key insights gained from monitoring a wide spectrum of economic and financial indicators.

Find out more

 

Are recessions predictable?

22 July 2019

Exactly predicting recessions appears impossible. Yet there can be some key insights gained from monitoring a wide spectrum of economic and financial indicators.

Are recessions predictable?

22 July 2019

Exactly predicting recessions appears impossible. Yet there can be some key insights gained from monitoring a wide spectrum of economic and financial indicators.

Machine Learning - Rise of the machines?

June 2019

Machine learning is amongst one of the most promising and talked about technologies in recent years.

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Does your fund manager drive the 'right' car?

June 2019

It can be easy to make assumptions about someone by the way they dress or the car they drive. But does the car an investment manager drive actually tell us anything about their investing abilities?

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Can you afford to live to 95?

May 2019

We all want to live longer, but what if your life expectancy grows and your retirement nest egg doesn’t keep up?

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Your super in retirement: how history shows us to keep calm and carry on in volatile markets

May 2019

Portfolio Specialist Sinead Rafferty discusses the severe falls in global share markets in late 2018 which led many investors to ask whether it was too risky to stay invested in the share market during their retirement.

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How do we plan for an uncertain future?

May 2019

Despite the not too distant memory of market volatility, recent optimism makes it easy to believe the good times will continue and forget that the future is uncertain. So how should investors approach this environment?

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It's time to rethink retirement for an ageing population

May 2019

Dean Pearson, Head of Behavioural & Industry Economics, MLC, part of the NAB Group.

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Empowering women to own their finances

March 2019

We talked to four senior working women about money conversations, financial wellness and their practical tips on managing money better.

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Why investors need to be wary in 2019

January 2019

NAB Asset Management explains why 2019 will be a challenging period that will test investors.

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The Twilight Zone with Trump, Trade Wars and Turkey

August 2018

In the twilight zone with Trump, trade wars and Turkey: here’s our guide to 3 big factors shaping local and international markets this year.

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3 reasons why rising interest rates could disrupt the economy

May 2018

A significant rise in interest rates could disrupt the economy in many ways. Dr Tano Pelosi from Antares Fixed Income explains.

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Measuring fear and greed on Wall Street

May 2018

Can we measure how greedy or fearful investors are at any point? How is their irrational behaviour affecting share prices right now?

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What's the risk of not understanding risk?

May 2018

MLC looks at ways to bridge the gap between real life risks and investment risks.

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