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Wealth Generation


Young investors keen to go green, but they want a map

Young investors are keen to invest their funds ethically but they are also sceptical of claims made by businesses.

  • Lucy Dean

This Month

Elon Musk-backed start-up opens door to the smallest investors

The Australian carbon capture aspirant funded by Elon Musk’s private foundation will seek its next cash injection from ordinary punters via the Birchal crowdfunding platform.

  • Peter Ker and Lap Phan


Australians lose $500b in household wealth in three months

Households collectively had almost $500 billion wiped from their net worth in the final months of 2021-22, as property values and superannuation balances were buffeted by local and global economic headwinds.

  • Ronald Mizen

Great resignation triggers nasty annual leave tax surprise

With Australians owed 185 million days worth of annual leave, there has never been a better time to book that long-awaited trip.

  • Lucy Dean

Giving your money away like Patagonia is easy if you know how

Gifting money is not just a ‘billionaire’s sport’, says a top wealth adviser, but you need to know how to do it. Here’s how Australians can get on board.

  • Lucy Dean

Westpac turns on money management features in its app, catching CBA

Major banks are taking the fight to fintechs by adopting budgeting tools that will create “stickier” customers less likely to leave their banking apps.

  • James Eyers

Often, the best stocks are right in front of you, says AFL star

Josh Kennedy may be bidding goodbye to the game, but he believes his sporting career has offered him some valuable investing lessons. He shares his top stock pick.

  • Lucy Dean

How to see through dodgy investment marketing

ASIC recently took aim at managed fund providers for some eyebrow-raising advertising strategies. Here’s how investors can go in with their eyes open.

  • Lucy Dean

Aussie trading platforms selling customer orders to Wall Street

The corporate regulator is ramping up surveillance of online brokers engaging in “payment for order flow” in overseas markets.

  • Aleks Vickovich and Lucy Dean

‘It’s no surprise we’re more financially stressed than ever’

As the cost of living soars, workers are becoming more distracted and less productive, and this comes at a hefty price.

  • Lucy Dean

Coal protesters battle floods and war to launch investment app

Peter Bennetto and Patrice Newell became acquainted while protesting the Bickham coal mine. Now they’re launching an ethical investment app.

  • Lucy Dean


US Republicans are cracking down on ESG. Is Australia next?

The politicisation of green investing remains a “peculiarly American” culture war, but there are signs the debate is already emerging on the local scene.

  • Lucy Dean

Lithium miners gain from global meme-stock frenzy

Australian investors flocked back to once-loved lithium mining stocks in recent weeks, aided by better than expected electric vehicle sales.

  • Aleks Vickovich

Is the bull market back already (and should you join it)?

Exuberant investors are once again piling into hype-driven growth and “meme” stocks, but market experts say cooler heads should prevail.

  • Aleks Vickovich

Millennial SMSFs a lucrative trend for wealth platforms

ASX-listed Hub24 will provide SMSF admin services to discount neo-brokers aimed at the burgeoning community of young investors.

  • Aleks Vickovich

Why 47pc of DIY super funds are having a great day

Nearly half of self-managed super funds have exposure to mining giant BHP, which has just marked its second-biggest profit and a bumper dividend.

  • Lucy Dean

What happens to my super when I die?

Single with no dependants and cited nieces or nephews as beneficiaries if you die? You’ll need to take more action to make sure they’re the ones who get it.

  • Lucy Dean

GameStop 2.0: Aussie day traders join in global meme stock rally

US stocks Bed Bath & Beyond and AMC Entertainment Holdings were among the most heavily traded securities by customers of local investment platforms this week.

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  • Aleks Vickovich

This investor got an offer that was too good to be true. From herself

Finance influencer, or finfluencer, Clara Riddle was messaged on Instagram by another account posing as her.

  • Lucy Dean

Super fund for women FairVine flops

The closure of female-focused superannuation fund FairVine with $7.6 million in assets was nearly “inevitable” within an environment hostile to challenger funds, experts have said.

  • Lucy Dean