Opinion – Floating rates offer fixed income complement

17-Jul-2017

In today’s world of very low interest rates, investors face a challenging trade-off in seeking decent income returns outside of the volatile equity market. While cash and deposit products offer relative securit.. Read More

Opinion – Floating rates offer fixed income complement

17-Jul-2017

In today’s world of very low interest rates, investors face a challenging trade-off in seeking decent income returns outside of the volatile equity market. While cash and deposit products offer relative securit.. Read More

Opinion – Beware ETF risks as market turns

30-Jun-2017

Since 2008, US mutual fund investors have liquidated more than US$800 billion of their holdings in actively managed equity mutual funds and purchased about US$1.8 trillion of equity index funds, or exchange traded fu.. Read More

Opinion – Look to newer funds for retirement income

23-Jun-2017

With the huge bulge of baby boomers entering retirement, and yields at near-record lows, there is an emerging rediscovery of the vital role equities can play in delivering retirement outcomes. Equities provide r.. Read More

Opinion: ETF surge merits consideration

16-Jun-2017

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) can be a great investment vehicle for retail investors, offering tradability, transparency, accessibility, flexibility and lower costs than managed funds. ETFs have become a popular choic.. Read More

Opinion: Rates on the up as economy improves

09-Jun-2017

Rising house prices have been the norm for a long time in Australia, particularly on the east coast, but that could be about to change as new rules on lending to riskier segments of the market and the prospect of hig.. Read More

Opinion – Consider super options as 1 July approaches

02-Jun-2017

There are two groups of Australians most likely to be impacted by the 1 July super changes: those with large superannuation balances, either in the accumulation or retirement phase, and those on the highest marginal .. Read More

Opinion – Budget 2017: bank shaming or politics as always?

19-May-2017

Political veteran Laurie Oakes remarked that the federal Government’s 2017 Budget was a clever political move that “stole the thunder” of Opposition Leader Bill Shorten by neutralising Labor on hear.. Read More

Opinion - Euro shares in spotlight after Macron win

12-May-2017

The outcome of the French presidential election has proven to be a great relief to financial markets, with centrist and former economy minister Emanuel Macron having claimed victory against the National Front’s.. Read More

Opinion – Careful what you wish for on BOLRs

05-May-2017

Those old enough to remember will recall Paul Kelly’s lyrics sung in perfect harmony by Vika and Linda Bull, namely “be careful what you pray for, you might just get it”. The modern day applicat.. Read More

Opinion – Planning success about more than money

28-Apr-2017

As a trusted financial planner, it’s not always just about the money for your clients. Sometimes you may be dealing with simple, arms-length requirements, such as growing a client’s super fund to a c.. Read More

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