Franking credits 101

Feb 20, 2019 admin Australian economy, Equity, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

The following summarises what franking credits are, and what the great debate is on the "fairness" of Shorten's Labor Policy.

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Costs of the Royal Commission

Feb 18, 2019 admin Australian economy, Equity, Global economy, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

The Royal Commission into Financial Services is now over, and we are no longer seeing shady operators passing out on the stand or defiant bank executives telling Commissioner Hayne that there is nothing to see. Have the costs outweighed the benefits? And who has actually paid?

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NAB Capital Notes 3 (NABPF) new issue

Feb 11, 2019 admin Fixed Income, Investment Opps, SMSF 0 Comment

NAB is looking to raise $750m (with the ability to raise more or less) at the margin over bank bills of 4-4.2% through NAB Capital Notes 3. The funds are to be used for general corporate purposes.

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Global Markets Review - January 2019

Feb 05, 2019 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news 0 Comment

Markets recovered strongly in January after a very volatile close to the year. The S&P500 added a solid 8%, European markets+5.6%, and Aussie stocks +3.8%.

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