Franking credits - Bill Shorten & Labor's proposition

Nov 28, 2018 admin Australian economy, Equity, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

The following analysis has been sourced from a Listed Investment Company (BKI) which focuses on investing in high yielding companies for its investors. It discusses the proposal and what the chief concerns are with regard to the policy.

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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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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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WorleyParsons (WOR) Entitlement Offer

Oct 24, 2018 admin Australian economy, Equity, Investment Opps, SMSF 0 Comment

WorleyParsons Limited has completed the institutional component of its 1 for 1.47 accelerated non-renounceable pro-rata entitlement offer announced on Monday, 22 October 2018. The Entitlement Offer is being undertaken to part fund the acquisition of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.’s Energy, Chemicals and Resources division.

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