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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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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The broader implications of trade wars & a stronger USD

Sep 03, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Fixed Income, Global economy, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

President Trump is shaking up the status quo of global politics. His main game has been to reverse the unfair advantage he believes China has had in the US economy. China has amassed an almost $30b trade surplus from net exports to the US, exporting everything from Christmas lights, t-shirts, and steel. His laser like focus on China has seen him levy tariffs of $50b, and now upping the ante to $200b.

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Oil Shenanigans

May 28, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Global economy, news, SMSF 0 Comment

In recent weeks, oil has had a stellar run. Back in 2016, the oil price collapsed, trading just under $30p/b. Last week it topped $80p/b, lifting around 6% in a month, or 160% from the 2016 lows.

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