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The fault line under the stock market

23 September 2014 |

Fault lineA report says that about a third of Australia's listed companies are close to the edge. It is a sober reminder to SMSF investors who put their savings into the shares.


Are we heading for a banking crisis?

22 September 2014 |

BanksAustralian banks are not holding as much equity as they did 10 years ago, and their leverage is high. Everything depends on a healthy housing market. Difficulties may be on the horizon.


What the gold price is telling us

21 September 2014 |

GoldThe gold price is down by a third from its peak and by 10 per cent this year. What does it mean?


DIY funds invade the stock market

16 September 2014 |

invasionDIY super investors are heavily focusing on the stock market. Following their investment habits can be effective, but there is also concern that they are not diversifying enough.


More warnings on property

15 September 2014 |

warningThe Bank for International Settlements is also warning about Australian property. What does it mean for the options facing SMSF investors?


Low inflation is good for dividends

11 September 2014 |

GoodNewsA letter from Warren Buffett in high inflationary times is a useful pointer to how low inflation should affect companies' dividend payments. Low interest rates should also be a positive for dividend payments. 


Dividends and HIROs

09 September 2014 |

diviendsSMSF investors tend to focus on high dividend paying stocks to ensure steady returns. It looks like a sound play in the current environment, but there are dangers. In particular high return oligopolies (HIROs) are vulnerable to an economic slow down.


What the brokers are saying

03 September 2014 |

BrokersWhich stocks have pricing power, which are in a good or bad cash situation, dividend trends, internet stocks, BHP-Billiton, finance stocks and REITS.


Big boys look at overseas stock markets

01 September 2014 |

OSMost SMSFs have only a small allocation to offshore equities. Is the focus on domestic shares dangerously narrow? The fund managers think so.


Risks to housing and the banks

31 August 2014 |

banksAustralia's property market is running hot, fuelled by low interest rates. It is not just dangerous waters for property prices. It also poses a threat to the big banks.


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