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What we learned this week 6 June

05 June 2015 |

learn
Half the population will not have enough, property caution, investing in China, global growth to slow, property bubble.

 


What we learned this week 29 May

28 May 2015 | Staff reporter

learnSuper tax benefits exaggerated, discretionary trusts to be targeted by ATO, advisers and accountants preferred, 1 million SMSFs, Australian recession, why Chinese buy Australian property.


What we learned this week 22 May

21 May 2015 | Staff reporter

learnProblems with projecting final outcomes, especially income in retirement; SMSFs move away from cash; Labor's tax slug worse than thought; Coalition's policy to hit middle income retirees; Australia's high tax burden and Portugal's negative interest rates.


Mortgages v super, the battle of the giants

20 May 2015 | David James

GiantsThe two biggest pools of capital in the country are residential property and superannuation. The debate about whether the super contribution would be better used to pay off mortgages reflects that.


What we learned this week 15 May

14 May 2015 | Staff reporter

learnOne Budget SMSF surprise but overall no major changes, bad news for rich pensioners, signs of reflation and a possible bubble in oil and commodities.


What we learned this week 8 May

07 May 2015 | Staff reporter

learnResidential property not big factor in SMSFs, compliance fees, NAB not to lend for property in SMSFs, investing in cash under water, the importance of risk management, the impact of falling bond rates.


The myth of timing

29 April 2015 |

Most investors think that the most important decision they will make is when to go into the market. The evidence says they are wrong.


What we learned this week

26 March 2015 | Staff writer

learnSuper biased towards growth, Future Fund criticises portfolios, defensive strategies not as effective, criticisms of SMSF trustees, pensions under long term pressure, the need to use bonds in portfolios.


What does your financial adviser talk about?

23 March 2015 |

WolfFinancial advisers do not necessarily put their clients first. It is wise to pay a lot of attention to what they focus on in their discussions.


What we learned this week

12 March 2015 | Staff writer

learnAccountants not sure about getting financial advice licences, SMSFs still hoarding cash, non-concessional contributions, SMSFs look overseas, the high cost of letting home buyers dip into super, minimum pension requirements.


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