In early April APRA sent an extraordinary letter to Australia’s banks and insurers, essentially telling them to cut their dividend payments to shareholders in light of the coronavirus crisis.
Experienced investors are holding their nerve and anticipating buying opportunities in the year ahead.
It’s tempting for SMSF investors to switch from passive investments to actively managed strategies when markets are volatile and falling. But it’s more important than ever to work out the right trade-off between performance and fees to help preserve precious capital.
There’s plenty of information out there on how to create an investment strategy in retirement. But have you ever wondered how retirees actually invest?
Accurate asset valuation is integral to ensuring SMSF compliance with super legislation. SMSF assets must be valued at their current market value. SMSF trustees can take responsibility for valuing many types of assets if they wish, or they can use the services of independent professional valuers.
One of the great benefits of an SMSF is it can buy the commercial property used by your business, with the fund becoming your landlord. But how do you go about organising a loan and rental arrangement that keeps the tax man happy?
In specie transfers (also known as off-market transfers) are transfers of assets in and out of super funds, rather than transfers of money. We take a look at the pros and cons of in specie transfers relating to SMSFs.
Shares at record highs and interest rates at record lows. One of the defining aspects of 2019 was the flight to higher risk assets in pursuit of higher returns.
How to invest in infrastructure through a SMSF. We look at new ways of accessing this asset class.
MDA’s are increasingly popular – we look at what they can offer and what situations they can really work in.
Platforms and wraps are a simple and cost-effective way to get access to ASX-listed securities, margin lending, more managed funds than you could ever want, a wide range of term deposits and cash facilities. Here’s what you need to know about them.
Have you ever wondered how the rich invest? Very cautiously is the answer.
As we look back over the 2018/19 financial year, it was a year in two halves.
ETFs are a type of low-cost managed fund that can be bought and sold on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) just like shares.
SMSF investors estimate a +1.4% capital growth expectation for the All Ordinaries Index for the next 12 months, according to the latest Investment Trends’ Investors Intention Index report.