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Five things to look for when you buy an investment property

For most mums and dads, the decision to buy an investment property is a major decision. Whether you’re buying a property with a view to retiring in it in the future, or whether you want to use the rental income…

ASIC to focus on the quality of SMSF advice

Among “key projects” identified by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for the financial year ahead, the regulator will focus on the quality of SMSF financial advice. ASIC will test the quality of advice to consumer who have set up…

Q&A 11 September 2017

Q: A super fund that I have an account with wrote to me to say that it planned to close my account after the account balance ran down to zero. I am in my late 20s, have a career now…

The New Criterion

SenSen Networks (not yet listed) A few years ago the University of Technology Sydney hired tech boffin Subhash Challa to inject a little entrepreneurial flair into the thinking of its students. One would have to say he succeeded, because three…

Kavanagh

The Government introduced bills in Parliament last week to give effect to its home downsizing and first home super saver schemes. Both were announced in the May Budget and both have serious flaws that will limit their effectiveness. Under the…

Hot investment tip: stop going with your gut

A number of behavioural biases have been revealed in research commissioned by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission into the way investors approach prospectuses for initial public offerings. Too often, investment decisions are based on intuition – a ‘gut feel’.…

ME loses at-call rate leadership

The long-term interest rate leader in the at-call deposit market, ME, has lost its top rating, after cutting the ongoing bonus rate on its Online Savings Account last month. ME was offering 3.05 per cent (a base rate of 1.3…