The Australian-based gas exporters

The current crop of LNG projects represents a combined $188 billion in investment, but Japanese buyers are looking at other sources. What they find may have a significant impact on returns for Australian 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.

Beyond the hype, a beginner’s guide to QE

We read about Quantitative Easing and tapering every day, but what are they and do they work? Should we worry about them? One thing is for sure – both subjects will be with us for many years to come.

Retirement: who’s a happy little Vegemite?

Retirement often receives bad press, but whether or not you enjoy this life phase usually depends on the choices created. It’s a nuanced and diverse experience and many welcome the sudden freedom.

Too much jam: the consequences of choice overload

It’s too simple to assume that more choice is better for consumers and investors. It can lead to indecision and inaction, and yet some platforms persist in adding dozens of funds each year to an already vast range.

Lending policies can spoil good SMSF strategies

It’s one thing to know the super and SMSF legislation and devise an appropriate strategy, but it’s quite another if it can’t be implemented in practice. Especially when bank lending policies are involved.

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.

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