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VGS vs QUAL

VGS vs QUAL: The Best Diversification ETF vs Quality Index

Investors seeking to gain exposure to international markets are spoiled for choice in Australia. A number of options exist, from purchasing individual shares to ETFs and mutual funds. ETFs have become the go-to investment vehicle for many, driven by their low cost, no-hassle, and frankly straightforward approach to getting you into the market. In this…

NDQ vs FANG

NDQ vs FANG: Which Tech ETF Is Right For You?

In 2023, American Tech companies, particularly those investing in artificial intelligence, saw remarkable market success. The BetaShares NASDAQ 100 ETF, NDQ alone gained a whopping 53.39%, while Global X FANG+ ETF, FANG surpassed it with a staggering 96.17% return [1]. This article offers a side-by-side comparison of NDQ and FANG using Yahoo Finance and Morningstar…

NDQ vs VGS Harnessing Tech Potential And Global Opportunities

NDQ vs VGS: Harnessing Tech Potential And Global Opportunities

International investing has been profitable for Australian investors in recent years, particularly with the US experiencing a bull market since October 2022[1]. With substantial gains, investors have turned to options like NDQ to capitalize on this growth, with notable performers like Nvidia boasting a 277.16% increase within the past year[2]. In this article, we will…

How To Buy Investment Property with Equity

How To Buy Investment Property with Equity

Purchasing an investment property with equity is a very common strategy amongst investors. Equity is the difference between the value of the property vs the outstanding loan amount. An investor leverages the difference between these two values to purchase an investment, using this as their deposit. How to use Equity to buy investment property Equity…

How To Calculate Rental Yield

How To Calculate Rental Yield

Understanding rental yield is crucial when evaluating investments. There are two methods to calculate rental yield: Gross rental yield and Net rental yield. Learning how to calculate rental yield informs you about the potential profitability of an investment. Similar to your salary, which consists of gross pay and net pay, a property’s gross rental yield…

Best Performing Super Funds Over 10 Years(1)

Best Performing Super Funds Over 10 Years

Comparing superannuation funds can be needlessly complicated, as important information is often buried or difficult to access. Fees are commonly presented in a mixture of dollars and percentages, further complicating the comparison. Furthermore, comparing fund performance is made even more challenging due to variations in reporting frequency and data availability. For instance, some super funds…

What Happens If I Have More Money in My Offset Account Than Loan

What Happens If I Have More Money in My Offset Account Than Loan

Offset accounts are great financial tools that can significantly reduce the interest you pay on your home loan. These accounts are designed to help homeowners save money by using their savings to offset the balance of their mortgage. But what if you have more money in your offset account than the remaining balance of your…