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Superannuation gripe - a lesson for all 30-Oct-2008 At 6:34:55 PM dom
On 30/10/2008 Pat wrote:
>I think that if you get independent advice from a reputable planner they
>would recommend not swapping
>out of your super fund at the moment, because you will lock in whatever
>loss you have made. Everyone
>who is invested in the stock market will be making losses at the moment.
>The thing to look at is how
>much loss is your fund making in comparison to other funds that are investing
>in the same risk profile as
>your fund. If you have quality investments they will improve when the
>overall market improves. Different
>parts of the Australian index is down by about 50% in the last 12 months
>at the moment. That matches
>the losses you have made in the last year. You might be doing OK.
>Don't take my word for it. Get good advice if you are worried. A little
>information may help you sleep at

It will take a while before you get your losses back. The crutial question is how many years until you plan to retire? Unless you know your straddle from your bear spreads the best thing for you to do would be to put it all in to cash.
*and don't take that as informed investment advice, because it's not.*

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