Four reasons the global economic outlook for 2019 looks positive

Four reasons the global economic outlook for 2019 looks positive Many investors have been rattled by falls in share markets and are fretting about what the new year may hold. But there are a number of reasons to suggest that after a weak 2018, 2019 will be better, and that a well-diversified portfolio should deliver reasonable returns. 1. This is a “mid-cycle” correction Firstly, while some investors fear a recession and full-blown bear market, when …

Retirement lifestyles: What comfortable looks like 

Retirement lifestyles: What comfortable looks like What do you need to live comfortably in retirement? This will be different for everyone but it’s useful to think about whether you’ll have enough super for a modest or comfortable retirement. It’s important for you to decide what a comfortable lifestyle looks like for you. Here’s a guide from the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia (ASFA) Retirement Standard on what you might need. Lifestyle in today’s dollars A modest …