Does financial advice add up?

Most investors have probably wondered whether it’s worth paying for financial advice. You might believe that no-one has a clue about what the future holds, so why pay for nothing. Or that with a few rules of thumb, you can do as well as anyone. But there are many elements that can impact on your retirement income and lifestyle. Recent analysis … [Read More]

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Global funds still keen on Europe

The latest Wren Advisers Portfolio Poll shows that global fund managers continued to favour European stocks during the June quarter. Despite the Greek debt crisis, the average portfolio allocation to shares in Continental Europe was 20.6 per cent during the period, well above the neutral benchmark of 15.9 per … [Read More]

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The value of broker recommendations

Stockbroking research can sometimes move share prices and trading volumes dramatically. But are broker recommendations generally peaches or lemons? For the most part, broking analysts are highly-regarded in financial circles. Most have a strong knowledge of the industry they cover, often including years of direct … [Read More]

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World price/earnings ratios

Australia's price/earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.8 ranks it twenty-fourth among the world's most active share markets. The highest ratios are concentrated in North and South American markets where the average multiple is now 18.1.  The next most expensive region is Europe where the average P/E is 15.7 although the figure for … [Read More]

First half profits a mixed bag

First half profits a mixed bag

Although expectations weren't high going into the first-half profit reporting season, the results generally provide more comfort for the optimists than the pessimists. Every six months, Wren Advisers collects and collates profit data from a sample of nearly 200 companies to assess the overall health of the Australian … [Read More]

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Codes used in ASX trading

Ever wondered what those NL, RE, CC and XR codes mean next to the stocks on your portfolio watchlist? Check out our comprehensive list of ASX status codes in the following table. … [Read More]

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Wren Advisers was the first investment advisory firm in Australia to sign up to the Good Business Register - a Federal Government initiative supported by the St James Ethics Centre to promote responsible business practices. ... [Read More]

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