To Bit or Not to Bit: What Should Investors Make of Bitcoin Mania?

To Bit or Not to Bit: What Should Investors Make of Bitcoin Mania?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are receiving intense media coverage, prompting many investors to wonder whether these new types of electronic money deserve a place in their portfolios.

Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin emerged only in the past decade. Unlike traditional money, no paper notes or metal coins are involved. No central bank issues the currency, and no regulator or nation state stands behind it.

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Why women and men invest differently

Why women and men invest differently

While women play a confident and active role in everyday financial decisions, they are noticeably less involved in planning, acquiring and managing long-term investments than men, according to recent Commonwealth Bank research.

The report, Enabling change: A fresh perspective on women’s financial security, highlights that while women generally feel just as confident and in control of their finances as men do, they are less self-assured when it comes to longer-term decisions affecting super and investments.

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