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ATO gives further clarification on Aussiegolfa

The Australian Taxation Office has provided a further update on the implications of the Aussiegolfa…

ATO reports high super contribution breach numbers

Keeping up with changes to superannuation contribution rules over the past couple of years has been a challenge for super fund members. The tax office reports that in the 2018/19 financial year it issued 192,000 determinations to people who had…

Dogs of the Down Under flops

Investment manager DNR Capital has attempted to reproduce the long-standing Dogs of the Dow investment strategy, using a local sharemarket index. It did not work. Dogs of the Dow is an investment strategy that attempts to beat the market index…

ATO gives further clarification on Aussiegolfa

The Australian Taxation Office has provided a further update on the implications of the Aussiegolfa case, confirming its view that a self-managed super fund trustee could contravene the sole purpose test by investing in a sub-fund of the DomaCom Fund…

Q&A

Q: I have been considering taking out a margin loan to invest in more shares, as the market is going well at the moment. I have heard that this can be a risky loan if the market falls and there…

The New Criterion

The bellwether of global economic activity, copper has pretty much marked time over the last 12 months price-wise – a fair reflection of the sluggish conditions. The longer-term copper price graph also shows that at around US$5770 a tonne (A$8500),…

Kavanagh

The Government’s Retirement Income Review panel has sidestepped the question of whether the family home should be included in the Age Pension assets test and it is not clear that it will directly address the question of whether the superannuation…

Equity income mindset needs to change

Investors need to change the way they think about generating income from their equity investments and be prepared to draw on capital gains as well as dividend payments. Two of Australian’s most successful equity managers, Platinum Asset Management chief executive…