APRA’s decision to continue to class deposits in public super fund as ‘non-retail’ makes it difficult for them to compete with banks and SMSFs. However, some in the industry still believe trustees can take a stand.
We hear about what’s wrong with our superannuation and retirement income systems and over time, exaggeration has crept in. We need to dispel myths and have a clear fact base as the foundation for discussion and policy.
Poor quality companies sometimes deliver impressive short term gains, especially when left behind in a previous rally, but the longer term is likely to disappoint. When equity markets turn, nobody likes to be exposed.
Surely it’s a truism that economic growth, earnings growth and growth in stock prices are directly related. When you look over the last three decades, the real world appears quite different.
The impact of real wage growth on your future retirement income depends a lot on your pre-retirement position. Will you be kept in the manner to which you have become accustomed or will some adjustments need to be made?
Dr. Jack Gray continues his irregular, irritating series of dictionary narratives, with these sagacious insights into the world of financial jargon.
Using a limited recourse loan to buy property within a SMSF sounds great but the restrictions on such arrangements will work against you when it comes to improving or developing the land.
Investments using margin loans must at least cover the cost of interest and other fees, currently around 8%. Fewer investors are using these products, but how long until we fall in love all over again?
Following up on last week’s article on the ASX’s managed fund services, the announcement this week of the Foundation Members shows an impressive group of institutional and boutique fund managers.
The ASX is almost ready to launch its managed fund service ‘mFunds’ which will enable investors to invest in and redeem managed funds directly. It may take a while to play out but there are many potential winners and losers.
Where possible, we should be saving more, whether it’s for retirement or a rainy day, but our human psyche seems to work against us. The key is to put money aside first and make the payments automatic.
A pictorial look at how the main developed and emerging stock markets fared in a post-GFC world, with an unfashionable conclusion. Which countries came out on top, and which were best avoided?
There’s an interesting history of state and federal government finances and innovative merchant bankers behind the UBS bond index often found in annual statements from fund managers.
Modern portfolio analysis has evolved since the 1950s with each innovation building on the existing body of knowledge. The work of the pioneers of funds management analysis is still influential today.
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