Opinion

28 Apr 2017
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 rule...
Colin Lewis
28 Apr 2017
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 th...
Why you should take gold advice with a grain of salt
26 Apr 2017
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. ...
24 Apr 2017
Should you invest in commercial or residential real estate?
When investing in property, most people typically consider residential options, e.g. a unit or house. However, people are increasingly considering inv...
24 Apr 2017
How a housing shortage is driving a renovation boom
The latest building approvals figures reveal an upswing in home renovations over the past five months. ...
21 Apr 2017
IPO market set for a strong year
The initial public offering (IPO) market continued to strengthen in 2016. ...
21 Apr 2017
Do you actually need an offset account?
If you’ve had a mortgage, you will no doubt know what a mortgage offset account is, but do you really need one? ...
19 Apr 2017
Why diversifying into global tech makes sense
Australian portfolios are among the least diversified among developed markets, with tech being the largest underweight in domestic portfolios. ...
12 Apr 2017
Is it time to review your mortgage?
Ask yourself these seven questions to find out whether you could be missing out on thousands in savings. ...
10 Apr 2017
Commercial property could be the solution to low residential rental yields
As ultra-low rental yields continue to drag in the residential space, commercial property could be the alternative investors are searching for.  ...
7 Apr 2017
Should you renovate an old property or buy new?
When considering whether to renovate an old property or buy something new, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into and what each ...
7 Apr 2017
Rate chasers beware of falling on own sword
While a lower interest rate can make all the difference over the life of your mortgage or loan, there can be dire consequences for those who try and c...
5 Apr 2017
How to balance your investment risk
As returns become harder to come by, more investors are taking on excessive risk, leaving them unnecessarily exposed. Here are four ways to balance yo...
5 Apr 2017
The impact of rising interest rates in Australia and abroad
After developed economies around the world went on a rate-cutting spree post-GFC, it seems we’ve turned a corner with an inflationary environment on...
3 Apr 2017
When is the right time to sell your property?
While recent price growth in some capital cities may tempt investors and owners to sell, all too often they forget one major consideration. ...
3 Apr 2017
New SMSFs must get the fundamentals right before July changes
With a new financial year fast approaching, many Australians will be considering starting an SMSF. This year, however, it’s more important than ever...
31 Mar 2017
The housing crisis just needs some political goodwill
Everyone’s talking about it, but what are politicians really doing to address the ongoing housing affordability crisis? ...
31 Mar 2017
21 investment quotes that stand the test of time
It’s easy to be distracted by the noise of the market from time to time and forget the fundamentals of good investing. Here are 21 great quotes to g...
27 Mar 2017
How to get more bang for your buck with property tax deductions
Are you making the most out of your investment property’s tax breaks? ...
24 Mar 2017
First home buyers using super may not be a scandalous idea
Given the ongoing concerns about housing affordability, the reaction to speculation that the government may allow Australians to use superannuation ...