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Investing in car spaces? Park that idea

When the NSW Government announced some apartments will no longer be required to have car spaces, real estate agents predicted rising prices for existing spots. They overlooked one nasty little cost for investors.

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.

Watch the performance of performance fees

Paying a high performance fee must be a good problem to have, as it must mean the fund manager has delivered outstanding performance, right? It’s not always the case, and it pays to know how the fee is calculated.

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?

Long term annuities

Jeremy Cooper answers a question from one of our subscribers about the risk profile, regulatory standards and track record of lifetime annuities. If you have something to add, we invite you to join the debate.

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