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Vestin was founded with a belief that all investors, not just institutions, should have access to the very best information, resources and financial products. Our Investment Strategy section provides insights to help you better understand your investment options, the pitfalls and opportunities, and where you can access products that help you invest more wisely. If you would like to know more about any issues, or have ideas about topics for discussion.

All eyes on Greece debt drama (Video Blog)

Like Australia, many global equity markets have taken a turn downwards, with the falls in the markets closely linked to the rise of the US Dollar. However, the S&P500 and Nikkei 225 have bucked this trend to hold up pretty well during September.

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Looking ahead at 2015 risks (Video Blog)

Like Australia, many global equity markets have taken a turn downwards, with the falls in the markets closely linked to the rise of the US Dollar. However, the S&P500 and Nikkei 225 have bucked this trend to hold up pretty well during September.

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Gazing into the crystal ball – a look at what’s in store for 2015

Gazing into the crystal ball – a look at what’s in store for 2015 As this is our last post for the year it seems only fitting that we take a look at what’s in store for 2015. Gazing into the crystal ball, we think the key theme will be the contrasting situations in the US and Europe. We expect the former to see continued economic growth and rising interest rates, whilst the latter will remain largely stagnant and pursuing [...]

Japan weighs on Australian market (Video Blog)

Like Australia, many global equity markets have taken a turn downwards, with the falls in the markets closely linked to the rise of the US Dollar. However, the S&P500 and Nikkei 225 have bucked this trend to hold up pretty well during September.

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Confronting Common Investment Fears

Confronting Common Investment Fears The emotions of fear and greed are often cited as key drivers behind investor decisions when it comes to the stock market.  But how does the emotion of fear impact the decisions each of us make on a daily basis, and what is it that we are actually fearful of?  If we can gain a better understanding of our fears, it may be possible to side-step them and allow us to pursue some of the opportunities

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Property diversification

The potential to achieve diversification of your property portfolio without any asset sales Following the GFC, our love of investment property has gone from strength to strength. In particular, for some SMSF an investment property is currently their only asset.  The high costs of buying and selling property, means many investors take a very long-term view and may even end-up holding properties through one or more investment cycles. An overweight and often concentrated exposure to investment property can also be attributed [...]