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Cut the chatter: Fed heads off instability with soothing words

Cut the chatter: Fed heads off instability with soothing words

The US Federal Reserve has affirmed its intention to maintain monetary easing, heading off a developing market rout overnight.

Mayne: markets crash but we’ll be OK

Mayne: markets crash but we’ll be OK

Australia’s three great advantages in this situation are our relatively high official interest, the best ever terms of trade and gross federal government debt of only $195 billion.

The non-investor guide to investing

The non-investor guide to investing

So you want to make millions on the stock market. Well, Gawker offers up its guide for the average investor in 2001, with tips such as don't assume your financial planner is a good adviser on financial risk and do hold on to them until you are old and in need of money.