Property prices to continue to slump?

Nov 21, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

Australian house prices continue to make headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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Westpac Capital Notes 6 (WBCPI)

Nov 19, 2018 admin Australian economy, Fixed Income, Investment Opps, SMSF 0 Comment

Westpac has announced today that the Westpac Capital Notes 6 (WBCPI) bookbuild has been completed, with the margin set at 3.7% p.a.

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CommBank PERLS XI Capital Notes CBAPH

Nov 09, 2018 admin Australian economy, Fixed Income, Investment Opps, SMSF 0 Comment

CBA has announced today the updated offer of PERLS XI. CBA has allocated A$1.25 billion of PERLS XI on a firm basis under the Broker Firm Offer, and the Margin has been set at 3.70% per annum.

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Global Market Review October

Nov 04, 2018 admin Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, news 0 Comment

  • October proved a dark cloud for equity markets. In Australia stocks fell as much as 9% during the month to recover somewhat, but still finish 6% lower. This was a similar return for US equities, but Asian markets underperformed with the Japanese bourse falling 9%, and the Shanghai Composite closing 7.7% lower.
  • For Australian stocks, there were some clear winners and losers in the month. The winners were gold related given the market volatility… & the losers had their own unique issues (AMP -22%, Kogan -50%, & Corporate Travel Management -34%).

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BHP Buyback 2018

Nov 01, 2018 admin Equity, Investment Opps, SMSF 0 Comment

BHP has announced a US$10.4 billion Shareholder Return Program, returning the net proceeds from the sale of its Onshore US assets to shareholders.
This return of capital will bring the total announced cash returns to shareholders over the past two years to US$21 billion. The capital return is done via

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