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Last week, we asked ‘Are Cuffelinks readers smarter than average?’. Turns out the answer is a firm YES, but we also learned how often financial matters can be open to interpretation.
The Royal Commission heard how the sale of OnePath by ANZ to IOOF is at risk of being stranded in a minefield of internal and external conflicts, and commissions to financial advisers were again in the spotlight.
Amid the Royal Commission words like toxicity, rot, darkness and attrition, the super industry must rebuild trust with accessible, open and candid communication, and stop scoring own goals.
The 1 July 2017 changes have caused huge shifts in SMSF assets out of pension mode, and Labor’s proposed franking credit refunds policy is a further hit to self-funded retirees.
Cuffelinks has published 15 articles related to Labor’s proposed franking policy. In this compendium, each article is summarised and linked to, plus a ‘sample letter’ to his local member from an aggrieved retiree.
Watching the commitment to buying shares by senior executives and board members can be a powerful pointer to company prospects, but investors need to read the right signs.
Increasing longevity poses many challenges, including staying financially secure over a long retirement period. Retirees and governments must stay on top of healthcare costs.
Devices connected to the internet, not just phones and laptops, are increasingly part of everyday life. Soon, it will be our lights and doorbells, and later, almost everything.
Sharing a commitment to education and knowledge.
Articles from previous editions
The Royal Commission stoked the coals on financial advice fees and commissions, taking three days to learn trustees and management are severely conflicted by best interest responsibilities.
The 2018 HILDA Survey included five questions aimed at measuring financial literacy. We have replicated these in Cuffelinks’ own quiz to compare our readership’s results with that of the rest of Australia.
With Apple through to US$1 trillion, and Google, Amazon, Microsoft hot on its heels, could these megacaps be experiencing ‘runaway returns to scale’?
The tightening of credit conditions for home lending driven by the Royal Commission has not fully translated into aggregate statistics, and the slowdown may already be worse than we realise.
Investments that offer some element of tax effectiveness or tax breaks can be good, but it’s unwise to make investment decisions, both buying or selling, based solely on beneficial tax treatment.
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