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ATO alerts SMSFs to reporting changes

Time to review insurance arrangements

Self-managed super fund members who have maintained an account with another fund so they can…

LRBA safe harbor interest rate increased

The safe harbor interest rate for self-managed super funds borrowing from related parties has been…

Interest rates will stay lower for longer

Household debt is at record levels. Mortgage stress is at record levels. Yet interest rates are at a record low. What would happen if interest rates were to rise to historic levels and predictions of 50 per cent of Australian…

Nick’s Corner

As investors, we tend to focus on hard ways to increase returns, such as gaining experience over time, studying investment markets, trying to find a guru who can consistently pick winners, or just hoping for good luck. But we tend…

Crowdfunding a blow for ‘investor democracy’

There are many ways to describe crowdfunding, but the one I like best is “investor democracy”. In whatever form a crowdfunding project takes, it presents an opportunity for people who like an idea but have limited capital to participate. On…

Shelter from the slump

A growing body of evidence and opinion suggests that the residential property market has plateaued and may be due for a fall, leaving investors to consider the alternatives for gaining property exposure. According to the latest CoreLogic report on residential…

IPO watch: High-yield ETF offers access to corporate bonds

Investors looking for a better yield than those offered on term deposits or government bonds now have the opportunity to invest in high-yield corporate bonds, following the launch a new exchange traded fund. Fund manager VanEck Australia has launched a…

Lower growth outlook for banks

Half-year results reported by ANZ and National Australia Bank last week show that the big banks are struggling to achieve revenue growth in their key Australian retail and banking divisions. Commentaries provided with the results indicate that this situation will…

Quality stocks the key to sustainable dividends

Investors looking to grow income from dividends must adjust their focus and concentrate on the quality of the company and the sustainability of dividends not the payout ratio, according to investment manager Martin Currie Australia, a Legg Mason affiliate. Leading…