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Great wall of China

5 themes for investors in the Year of the Pig

Chinese New Year has come, and we are now into the Year of the Pig. This year, there are five key investment themes to keep in mind for the ...

Josh Frydenberg

Last-minute deal sees new reforms passed to address super fees

In a last-minute deal, the Liberal government has passed its superannuation reforms, which it says will protect low-balance accounts from ex...

Shane Oliver and ASX

Tips and predictions for the markets next week

Global share markets rose this week, and political threats softened. What’s on for the week ahead? AMP Capital’s Shane Oliver shares his...

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investing

Great wall of China

5 themes for investors in the Year of the Pig

Chinese New Year has come, and we are now into the Year of the Pig. This year, there are five key investment themes to keep in mind for the ...

Shane Oliver and ASX

Tips and predictions for the markets next week

Global share markets rose this week, and political threats softened. What’s on for the week ahead? AMP Capital’s Shane Oliver shares his...

Chris Bowen and ASX

Wave of ‘goodies’ expected as companies brace for tax changes

A wave of companies are expected to reconsider how they hand back money to their investors, in light of the opposition’s plans for the fra...

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podcast

Annie Kane, Alex Whitlock

How the royal commission’s final report could impact your back pocket

In this episode of the Nest Egg podcast, Alex Whitlock, director of Momentum Intelligence, and Annie Kane, editor of mortgages at Momentum M...

Adam Truelove

Why sometimes the best advice is to do the opposite of what the market is doing

With 2018 having seen market corrections across numerous investment classes and some claiming that the market would ‘struggle to get any l...

Chris Andrews, LaTrobe

Meet the Managers: A behind the scenes look at La Trobe Financial

This special episode of the Nest Egg Podcast is the first in our “Meet the Managers” series where we take you behind the scenes with t...

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opinion

Interest rates

Interest rate cut or continued standstill? Economists’ opinions divided

As household debt skyrockets, one financial expert insists interest rates may be forced to fall sooner rather than later. However, other eco...

AI and robotics have already changed the world as you know it

Your life is being made easier by artificial intelligence, and you probably haven’t even noticed. AI and robotics are revolutionising fiel...

US stock market pressure: Is there fire, or just smoke and noise?

As though bushfire season has come early, investors have been clouded with a haze of uncertainty in recent times. ...

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property

ASIC and Suburbs

Investors on guard as property spruiker caught out

Australian property investors are being advised caution as another property spruiker is restrained from carrying on a financial services bus...

Aerial shot of suburbs

Investors cautioned as dodgy agent holds rent money, is fined $20k

A real estate agent has been fined $20,000 for not passing on rent money as he should have, which serves as a caution to investors who aren...

Aerial property

2019 outlook for mortgages softened by fresh figures

Fresh data shows the value of total home loan commitments fell by 4.4 per cent over the month in December, but what’s the market looking l...

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saving

Source: Aban Tech

Tinder, Viber users alerted to financial risks in swiping right

There’s been a huge jump in financial losses for Australians looking for love online in recent years, and prolific dating app users are be...

Kenneth Hayne

The Royal Commission’s impact on borrowers

The Royal Commission set out to improve the experience and treatment of consumers in banking - lending included - but some of its key propos...

RBA

Cash rate call for the month revealed

Amid speculation that the Reserve Bank is nearing a rates move, it has released its first cash rate call of 2019.  ...

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planning

Fraudsters draining bank accounts with stolen mobile numbers

Criminals have been convincing mobile phone providers to switch mobile numbers to new SIM cards in order to gain access to bank accounts, em...

Kenneth Hayne

‘Catastrophic’ debt situation feared from royal commission tinkering

If one of the key recommendations from the royal commission’s first report is adopted, it may have a catastrophic impact on the debt arran...

Australian dollars

Aussies fail to see value in health insurance

New research from Roy Morgan reveals that Australians’ attitudes towards the value of private health insurance are declining, with younger...

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tax

ATo and money

11,000 taxpayers set to be contacted by the ATO

The Tax Office is set to contact thousands of Australian taxpayers, following concerns they aren’t correctly claiming certain deductions....

Bendigo Court

Creative excuses blasted as tax case thrown out of court

A court has convicted and fined a man $6,000 for failing to lodge six tax returns, despite his attempts to skirt the obligations by saying h...

ATO

Tax fraud tops watch list again as man jailed, set to repay $130k

A man has been arrested and sentenced to jail after he fraudulently obtained over $130,000 – and it was car and property-related purchases...

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retirement

Australian dollars

Cost of comfortable retirement goes up to $61k per year for couples

Retirees experienced only a slight increase to their cost of living over the September quarter, with the average individual paying 0.6 per c...

Old man

Older renters and homeowners in financial strife across NSW

Older Australians living in NSW are facing significant housing stress and insecurity regardless of whether they rent or own, a new report ha...

dog welcome home on brown mat

Emotion, hard sells with pets costing retirees big

Aussies are dishing out big bucks to take care of their pets, with retirees told to be cautious of being ‘up-sold’ on expensive toys, t...

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superannuation

Josh Frydenberg

Last-minute deal sees new reforms passed to address super fees

In a last-minute deal, the Liberal government has passed its superannuation reforms, which it says will protect low-balance accounts from ex...

Australia Sydney

Survey of 50,000 shows little movement on super selections

Employers remain the largest driver of driving Australians to superannuation products, despite mounting criticism about the workings of defa...

ATO

Billions of dollars left in lost and unclaimed super

While over 105,000 accounts representing $860 million were consolidated by Australians in the last quarter of 2018, there is still over $17....

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smsf

ASIC

SMSF members lose close to $5m in investment scam

A financial services professional has been suspended from providing advice and his firm shut down after he utilised clients’ funds to fina...

Tax time

Investors blindsided by tax from super withdrawals

Australians running their own superannuation funds are being hit with surprise taxes due to a lack of understanding regarding what meeting ...

SMSF spruikers lurk in popular holiday spot

Spruikers illegally pushing self-managed super funds have started to pop up on the mid-north coast of NSW, and the corporate regulator is wa...

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Investment Insights

Interest rates

Interest rate cut or continued standstill? Economists’ opinions divided

As household debt skyrockets, one financial expert insists interest rates may be forced to fall sooner rather than later. However, other eco...

AI and robotics have already changed the world as you know it

Your life is being made easier by artificial intelligence, and you probably haven’t even noticed. AI and robotics are revolutionising fiel...

US stock market pressure: Is there fire, or just smoke and noise?

As though bushfire season has come early, investors have been clouded with a haze of uncertainty in recent times. ...

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Why the capital structure in credit investments matters
Richard Quin explains why being at the top (in loans) is a better risk position. ...
Nine common and critical estate planning mistakes
There are numerous significant and obvious mistakes even the most sophisticated investors make with their estate planning. ...
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