Markets are funny thing – and as we move into the latter part of 2013, the average returns for all the big asset classes are set to be low for decades to come. But there are some ways in which you can ensure that you can be above average.

Taking the London Business School’s (LBS) forecasts for real returns into account, the real returns for the big asset classes over » Continue Reading.

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As one of the last few remaining AAA rated developed nations, Australia has a fairly high central bank interest rate compared to some of its peers. However, the cost of living in Australia has recently moderated, with the December 2012 Quarter CPI rising just 0.2%, compared with a 1.4% rise in the September Quarter.

Overall, the CPI rose just 2.2% for the year to December. The Australian Bureau of Statistics » Continue Reading.

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You may be asking yourself whether Gold stocks are a buy in this volatile market. You may be asking yourself whether Gold stocks are a buy in this volatile market, with many traders saying Gold is exhibiting strong “Buy” signals. So you may be asking yourself what the Gold price has been doing in the last few months, and in the start to 2013. Well, not much really is the » Continue Reading.

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