If you have ever wondered whether you can move shares or commercial property held in your own name into super, yes you can.
Set out below are all SuperGuide articles that relate to Types of investments for superannuation.
It’s 20 years since ETFs first appeared on the local scene and their popularity with SMSF investors is soaring. We explain why.
Sustainable investing is moving into the mainstream as investment choice and long-term returns grow strongly.
Exchange traded funds have exploded in popularity in recent years, but LICs and managed funds still have a role to play.
Let’s be frank, at a time of historically low interest rates it’s no wonder SMSF investors have been flocking to franked dividends from shares.
If you’re a member of a big super fund, chances are you are a part-owner in an airport, a pipeline or a major shipping port. So why have super funds embraced infrastructure and what’s in it for you as a super fund member?
The investment assets of many super funds are far from transparent – both publicly and for fund members. It’s a situation the government has tried to remedy over a number of years, but from 31 December 2020 all that’s changing.
If you’d like more control over how your super is invested, we have prepared a simple guide to what responsible investment means when it comes to super.
When it comes to delivering a good investment return to their fund members, super funds mix a variety of investment assets and structures together. To understand what your super fund is doing on your behalf, it’s worth learning a little more about these investments – particularly whether they are listed or unlisted.
When it comes to the investment performance of your super account, funds love to talk about how much they have outperformed the index or benchmark. But what does that really mean? And what the heck is an investment index anyhow?
Diversification can be one the biggest protections against investment risk. We look at how smaller investments can learn from what the big funds do.
One of the more unlikely outcomes of the recent federal election, apart from the surprise return of the Coalition government, is that many Australians who had never heard of franking credits are now aware of them.
There is a basic difference between foreign exchange trading and other forms of investment such as share trading. Over time, share markets tend to rise, so that if an investor buys a diversified basket of shares, or even an individual share, they should expect a positive return over time.