ASIC focuses on ‘sophisticated investor’ certificates

Jul 08, 2017 admin Australian economy, Fixed Income, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

The corporate regulator is placing focus on accountants who could be harming retail investors by inappropriately providing “sophisticated investor certificates”.

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Australian Financial Year Wrap

Jul 05, 2017 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

Global Market Review - June Financial Year 2017

  • US Stocks hit new highs in June. Central Bank language from both the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank brought caution to markets. The US Fed raised interest rates a second time, leaving overnight yields at 1-1.25%.

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China to pick up SMSF money

Jun 22, 2017 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Global economy, news, SMSF 0 Comment

China has finally made it past the bouncers and granted entry to an exclusive club. The club’s ‘pass’ literally means investors have to hand over hard earned dollars.

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Super 2017

Jun 15, 2017 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

This End of Financial Year is even more important to a vast number of Australians.

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Why asset prices are so high - in 2 charts.

Jun 15, 2017 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news 0 Comment

Have you ever wondered why stocks keep heading north, and bond yields keep falling?

The laws of Economics and Finance usually suggest when stock markets are at all time highs (as they are now), that the economy is in expansion; ie it is doing really well. This means unemployment should be at lows, and inflation is probably strong. It also suggests that interest rates are probably high in response to those two measures. But interest rates aren't high... Instead, interest rates are also at all-time lows, or negative in some examples (Switzerland, Europe, Japan).

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