These days people trading on the stock market want more than just a strong financial return. They’re increasingly opting for investments that will also have a positive societal impact.
The most important investment decision you make may not be about what you invest in, but how you spread your money across different investments.
After a tumultuous year that rocked lives and livelihoods, investors have cause for cautious optimism in the year ahead.
SMSFs are required to value their assets at market value every financial year, this is easy enough for listed assets, such as equities, but it’s not so straightforward for unlisted assets like commercial property or collectibles.
An SMSF is no different to a fitness, diet or a savings plan, in that a few days dedicated to making sure it is in order for the year ahead will reap benefits over the next 12 months. So what are some of the things that you should be resolving to do for your SMSF in 2021?
Despite the derision US president Donald Trump attracts, there are pluses and minuses to his departure from the White House next January for local superannuation investors.
Tracey Spicer talks to Ron Lesh, Managing Director of BGL about what are the most popular shares, managed funds and ETFs that SMSFs invest in.
ETFs provide SMSFs with an easy and cost-effective means of gaining exposure to international assets, and other harder-to-access asset classes such as emerging markets. This article lists the 20 most popular ETFs invested in by SMSFs.
Managed funds are an investment scheme where investors opt to have a licensed professional – typically, a fund manager – manage investments on their behalf. This article lists the 20 most popular managed funds invested in by SMSFs.
This article lists the 20 most popular Australian domestic listed securities invested in by SMSFs as of 30 June 2020.
This article lists the 20 most popular international shares invested in by SMSFs as of 30 June 2020.
There are legitimate reasons for maintaining reserves in your SMSF, but the ATO is keen to point out that avoiding tax is not one of them.
Property investment is popular with SMSFs, so it’s important to understand what your fund can and can’t claim as investment property tax deductions.
If you are a passionate collector or connoisseur, then you may be able to use that knowledge to boost your retirement savings.
The year 2020 has been a turning point for sustainable investing on so many levels. COVID has brought to the forefront of investors’ minds considerations such as how companies treat their staff, as well as numerous other environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.