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Australian economy, interest rates, Reserve Bank of Australia, Guy Debelle, RBA, Australian interest rate, Australian Dollar, AMP Capital, Shane Oliver, US Federal Reserve, neutral rate of interest
Jul 24 2017

Where are Australian interest rates heading?

Recent remarks from the Reserve Bank of Australia have led some investors to believe a round of quarterly rate hikes are imminent, but a lea...
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Three indicators of good returns for this financial year
Global market growth looks sustainable despite equity markets hitting all-time h...
Jul 24 2017
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Treasury looks at open data to improve bank competition
The Australian federal government has said it will investigate how an ‘open ba...
Jul 24 2017
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Property

Investment management, property investing, agriculture property, agribusiness, aussie farmland, JLL, Alex Delves
Jul 22 2017
How to invest in a slice of Aussie farmland 
Some investors are wary of buying into agricultural property after the failure of numerous managed i...
Property, investment property, investment house, lending restrictions, property lending, Mortgage Choice, property investment plan, retirement savings, retirement planning, retirement management, wealth management
Jul 17 2017
Lending restrictions affecting investor property plans
Restrictions applied to investment lending are having a notable effect on investors’ plans, a surv...
Australian Bureau of Statistics, financing approvals, investment houses, Real Estate Institute of Australia, ABS, REIA, Malcolm Gunning, property investment, retirement planning, retirement savings, retirement management, wealth management, wealth planning,
Jul 14 2017
Downward trend in investment house finance approvals
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown a decline in financing approvals for investm...

Podcast

Adele Martin, Phil Tarrant, Alex Whitlock, Retirement planning, financial advice, financial adviser, retirement savings, superannuation,
May 18 2017
Where Aussies go wrong with investing
Award-winning financial planner, Adele Martin, works specifically with investors in their 20s, 30s a...
May 5 2017
How to avoid the dangers of 'safe' investing
Guaranteed returns and investment safe havens are a thing of the past in Australia. By sitting still...
Apr 27 2017
How this investor built a multi-million dollar portfolio from scratch
In this week’s podcast, we are joined by Mitchell Burge - an investor with an investment portfolio...

Opinion

Why family trusts are more important than ever for wealth creation
Family trusts are a useful investment vehicle that can be used for a range of different purposes, and the recent tightening of the superannuation rules makes th...
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Looking for alternatives to super? Think philanthropy
Far reaching changes to superannuation from 1 July 2017 will limit the amount that people can contribute to super over a lifetime, thereby limiting the substant...
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Why you should take gold advice with a grain of salt
Investing in physical gold is not for the faint-hearted. Even gold bugs, that quaint term for investors who love the yellow metal, get it wrong. ...

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Australian economy, interest rates, Reserve Bank of Australia, Guy Debelle, RBA, Australian interest rate, Australian Dollar, AMP Capital, Shane Oliver, US Federal Reserve, neutral rate of interest
Jul 24 2017
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Recent remarks from the Reserve Bank of Australia have led some investors to believe a round of quarterly rate hikes are imminent, but a lea...
Nearly half of Aussies hold no retirement assets outside super
A survey conducted by Australian Unity found that 47 per cent of Australians nav...
Jul 21 2017
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Investment bonds to the rescue?
Recent political changes have made superannuation less tax effective for some Au...
Jul 21 2017
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Tax

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Jul 4 2017
Tax tips for the new financial year  
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How to maximise the amount in your super before the new 30 June 2017 tax rules are implemented
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Why family trusts are more important than ever for wealth creation
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Retirement

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Jul 21 2017
Australia ranked in the top 10 for retirement
A global asset management company has ranked Australia as the sixth best country in the world for re...
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Jul 15 2017
Australians concerned about where their data is stored
New research conducted by Superfund Wholesale has indicated that Australians are worried about their...
Retirement, retirement sentiment, retirement planning, retirement management, wealth planning, wealth management, superannuation, super contributions,
Jul 15 2017
Confident retirees invest beyond super
Australian retirees who invested some of their money in addition to their retirement savings tend to...

superannuation

Superannuation, super savings, retirement savings, retirement planning, retirement management, wealth management, Chant West, Warren Chant, SuperRatings, Jeff Bresnahan, Global Financial Crisis, super returns
Jul 19 2017
Eighth year of positive results for super
Australia’s industry and retail super funds have delivered positive returns to their members for t...
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Women less confident in their super than men
Female pre-retirees are less likely to believe their superannuation savings alone will afford them a...
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A guide to comprehensive income products for retirement
The Australian government is currently undertaking a consultation on comprehensive income products f...

SMSF

Jul 6 2017
The lowdown on foreign exchange for SMSFs
Holding cash in an SMSF can be dangerous for long-term returns, but foreign currency can offer a num...
Capital gains tax, CGT, Darren Wynen, Tax Banter, Insyt, SMSF, EOFY, end of financial year
Jul 5 2017
Demystifying capital gains tax misconceptions
Many Australians have a mistaken belief that capital gains tax relief could come at a price due to a...
GEM Capital, financial advice, foreign exchange, forex, Australian dollar, investing, wealth management, retirement savings, retirement planning
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Foreign exchange a risky bet for SMSFs
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