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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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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RBA leaves rates on hold (again)

Dec 04, 2018 admin Australian economy, Fixed Income, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

2018 has proven rather uneventful for the Australian Reserve Bank. With the average Australian the most indebted they have ever been (at circa 190% of disposable income to debt) it has been welcome to most to see cash rates remain at their historic 1.5% low.

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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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