Macquarie Group Capital Notes 4 Offer MQGPD

Feb 25, 2019 admin Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Investment Opps, SMSF 0 Comment

Macquarie Group has announced Macquarie Group Capital Notes 4 (MCN4) for an offer of $500 million, with the ability to raise more or less.

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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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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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2018's winners and losers

Jan 15, 2019 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

It might be hard to pick who has been a winner in terms of global politics, but Huawei's heiress and CFO, Meng Wanzhou would certainly have to qualify as a loser. Her shock arrest on December 1 in Canada reignited geo-political tensions, and helped spur the market jitters which saw significant downward moves in equity markets across the globe.

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