Author Archive | Caveat Emptor

Caveat Emptor: LICs versus ETFs

We’ve asked two industry professionals to state their cases for and against these two investment types that are growing in popularity: Listed Investment Companies and Exchanged Traded Funds.

More questions on QE

With the ‘tapering’ finally announced last night, it’s as important as ever to understand what’s happening. So when Rick Cosier asked some of the questions many would like answered, Warren Bird obliged.

Are income funds just arbitrage funds?

Australian equity income funds have become extremely popular as investors look for yield and income, but are they arbitrage funds by another name? Rudi Minbatiwala of the Colonial First State Equity Income Fund responds.

Inflation linked bonds

Do long dated inflation linked bonds help the investor in a rising interest rate environment? Elizabth Moran of FIIG Securities responds to our reader.

Bond investing as rates rise

Warren Bird argues it is fine to invest in bonds if rates are rising, if you restrict the term to less than five years and enjoy reinvesting at higher rates.

Why only four members in an SMSF?

My extended family has well in excess of four people in it and we currently have four separate SMSF’s which quadruples the costs and time involved in managing the funds. Why is there a limit on the number of fund members?