The superannuation compromises announced on 15 September give a final chance for the wealthy to place large amounts in a tax-advantaged system. It’s similar to the opportunity delivered 10 years ago to the day.
Cut through all the political speak and hype with this simple checklist of proposed super changes (as they currently stand), but remember – these changes are yet to be legislated.
In challenging market conditions, bond investors use two main strategies to increase returns: investing for longer or increasing risk. This list highlights some of direct bond investing trends right now.
The ‘lower for longer’ mantra has become common, but investors can assess current market conditions to achieve decent returns after inflation, without taking on extreme levels of risk.
Capital expenditure by companies towards technology and software-driven innovation is reducing labour costs and increasing efficiency when executed well.
Retail investors don’t always have access to the sophisticated tools used by professional fund managers to conduct company research, so here are some readily available investing tools that require just an internet browser.
It was only a few decades ago when money market trading was settled by retired bank managers walking around the city holding cheques and negotiable securities. Ellis Bugg drove the automation we take for granted.
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The full text of the changes to the superannuation proposals. A better outcome for many building their super, and even the wealthy have a final chance to put $540,000 each into super.
While some investors like to take a profit, others let their winners run. It pays to have a systematic approach to selling winners in the hope of hanging on to the successes.
Investors should consider rebalancing their portfolios, including SMSF trustees who must comply with an investment strategy. Regular rebalancing can reduce concentration risk and improve performance.
Increases in Australian house prices are slowing but there are many reasons for an underlying support, but some locations for apartments will not do as well. Housing recovery continues in the US.
Despite negative headlines regularly aimed at hedge funds, they experienced strong inflows in the six years until the end of 2015. What are the benefits of hedge funds for a portfolio?
Only a tiny proportion of SMSF assets are invested in physical gold, but it’s worth considering in a world of uncertainty and volatility, especially when interest rates are low.
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