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The supposed advantage of shares

22 April 2014 |

AdvantageShares are supposed to do much better than other asset classes. But it depends when you start your comparison.


Sorry, you are going to live longer

14 April 2014 | Staff reporter

healthAustralia's superannuation system is going to fall short. DIY investors are on notice to be realistic about how long they will live. Is longevity insurance an option?


Share prices go nowhere but dividends strong

11 April 2014 | Reynard

stocksSuper investors would have done much better if they had looked at the New Zealand and Canadian markets than Australia. But despite share prices being 20% below the peak for more than five years, a record, the income from dividends is keeping total returns strong.


What happens if your adviser takes your money?

11 April 2014 |

stealA report by the Financial Ombudsman Service shows that some financial advisers are failing to look after their clients' money.


It's going to be tough to be old in Australia

10 April 2014 |

workThe "demographic bulge" is about to put great pressure on the Australian budget. A raising of the pension age, more means testing of welfare and co-payments for government services are all being put on the table by governments. The pressure to make DIY super work is increasing.


Accountants may not be able to give advice

09 April 2014 |

accountantThe rules permitting accountants to give financial advice are only an interim measure. Next financial year, all accountants will need to have acquired the appropriate licence, and only 30 have done so. A crisis could be in the offing.


The ATO is getting serious about compliance

08 April 2014 | Staff reporter

ATOUp until now, the ATO has only had a big stick to punish DIY super funds that do the wrong thing. Closing them down. But soon there are likely to be fines for contraventions, meaning that the risks of being penalised are likely to rise.


Why are interest rates so low when debt is so high?

08 April 2014 |

QuestionThe biggest puzzle facing super investors is the low level of interest rates at a time of high government debt. It is a symptom of the Dr Strangelove world of modern finance, where "notional" debt is out of control and the only way to cope is to have no cost on that debt.


Politically correct sexism and ageism

07 April 2014 |

CorrectAttacking "rich old white men" who have substantial super is apparently perfectly aceptable, despite the obvious ageism, sexism and perhaps even racism. It is a poor way to conduct a discussion about social equity and the budget deficit.


Picking the right commodities play

07 April 2014 | Broker reports editor

PlaySuper investors looking for diversity should have some capital in commodities. But the risks and rewards are higher, so it is necessary to make some complex assessments of macroecomics and supply and demand patterns.


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