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Single-asset SMSFs on notice

SMSF asset allocation shifts to international funds

The investment portfolios of self-managed super funds have shifted slightly away from listed shares and…

SMSFs can’t be used as a backstop for disaster recovery

A couple has lost an appeal against disqualification from running their SMSF, which called on…

Q&A 24 July 2017

Q: I am thinking of using the new First Home Super Saver Scheme. If I don’t end up buying a home with the money, can I withdraw it from my super account? A: Last week the Government issued draft legislation…

The New Criterion

Xtek (XTE) 48c For a company that promotes itself as a homeland security specialist, life should be rosy for Xtek, as authorities spend up big on anything from protective bollards to bazookas. As if we don’t need reminding, the urgency…

Nick’s Corner

If you are not researching into the full range of investment options available to you in 2017, designing an investment strategy which you think will be best for you, and regularly benchmarking your current investment strategy, then you are not…

Fund manager fees tumble

Earlier this month, fund manager Winton Capital Management cut the fees it charges to manage its Winton Global Alpha Fund. It is the latest in a growing list of managers to cut fees over the past 12 months and every…

Telstra may cut its dividend

Telstra Corp’s share price has been under pressure this year and the latest round of analysts’ reports suggests that things are not going to pick up for the big telco any time soon. The company’s dividend is also under pressure,…

Education stocks go to the top of the class

Macquarie Securities expects big things from several companies in the education field, assigning ‘outperform’ recommendations to 3P Learning, IDP Education and Navitas. All three companies, which are included in Macquarie’s emerging leaders coverage, have international operations and are racking up…

Consistency the key to a good term deposit provider

Investors have to work hard to find value in the term deposit market. While there has been no change in the Reserve Bank’s cash rate since August last year, comparison site Canstar says 33 deposit-taking institutions have lowered rates since…