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Q&A 18 September 2017

Q: What has happened to the Government’s promise to provide a tax incentive for investment in affordable housing? A: In this year’s Budget the Government announced a package of measures to increase the stock of affordable housing, including a capital…

The New Criterion

CannPal Animal Therapeutics (CP1, not yet listed) The latest aspirant in the bulging listed medical cannabis sector is bow-wow-wowing to a new trend of developing veterinary drugs over human therapies. But there are regulatory implications for all the pot stocks.…

Kavanagh

We may aspire to be well-informed consumers of financial services but some recent research shows that few of us actually make the grade. Roy Morgan Research reported earlier this month that 77.9 per cent of general insurance customers don’t approach…

Dividends under threat

After a disappointing company reporting season, investment analysts are asking whether the dividends that companies have been paying out in recent years are sustainable. A report from Macquarie Securities suggests that they are not. Overall earnings per share grew by…

Hunter Hall Global Value’s rating restored

Independent Investment Research has reviewed the changes made to Hunter Hall Global Value Ltd (HHV), after Hunter Hall’s merger with Pengana Holdings earlier this year, and it has reinstated the fund’s ‘recommended’ rating. HHV is a listed investment company that…

Pyrford CIO spells out the bear case

Fund manager Tony Cousins is so concerned about valuations in the equity and bond markets that he has 65 per cent of the money in his global portfolio in cash and short-dated bonds. And he says that if equity markets…

Putting high risk, high return theory to the test

While it might seem obvious that taking higher risks to earn higher returns works in investors’ favour over the long term, some studies have suggested that this standard investment theory does not always hold true. Banita Bissoondoyal-Bheenick, a senior lecturer…