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  • Sep 22, 2014
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Financial Advice

Don't miss market chance, says fund

The mainland stock market is likely to outperform other emerging markets this year and investors should pick up shares rather than quit this market now, says asset manager State Street Global Advisors.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 4:33am

Year of the Snake is a year to buy gold

The Year of the Snake, according to fung shui master Wong Man-chiu, will continue to be a volatile year in both the macro economy and the stock and property markets.

12 Feb 2013 - 5:08am 1 comment

Ask Melanie: New Year's evolution

What strategies should I consider in 2013 to shore up financial security?

Here's a programme for the next 12 days, weeks or months.

7 Jan 2013 - 4:31am

Smart Money: "How to" investment sites

"How to" investment sites


7 Jan 2013 - 4:31am

Smart Money

The top sites for saving.

31 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

Ask Melanie: How to avoid falling off your own fiscal cliff

We often dip into our investment capital to supplement a lifestyle the whole family takes for granted. This worries me as my husband semi-retired on the strength of my package, which is now looking insecure. How do we rein in family spending?

Start with an assessment of everything you own and everything you owe. Next, draw up a family budget or spending plan.

31 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

Time to stock up on top French labels, says wine expert

Wine investors may have had their fingers burnt as some of the top French wine labels have fallen by 30 per cent from their peak, but Schroders senior adviser Alan Brown believes this may just be the right time to pick up some of those labels.

A fund manager for more than 38 years, Brown is an oenophile and has a collection of 3,400 bottles, accumulated over 20 years.

17 Dec 2012 - 5:31am

Ask Melanie: a new year, a new financial plan

I'm determined to get on top of my finances in 2013. Where should I start?

Start by adding up the value of everything you own and everything you owe. Subtract what you owe from what you own. That number is your net worth. It's worth knowing as it's the basis for working out many other things.

17 Dec 2012 - 5:30am

Smart Money

Resources for planning for 2013

17 Dec 2012 - 5:31am

Ask Melanie: How to maximise pleasure without emptying your pockets

Christmas and Lunar New Year are a blowout season for me: eating, drinking, presents, and an expensive pilgrimage to family overseas. My bonus has paid off overindulgence in previous years, but that and job security are shakier now. Any tips on trimming festive season edges without giving up too much on lifestyle and goodies?

10 Dec 2012 - 2:28am