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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Who's GARY?

May 20, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Equity, news, SMSF 0 Comment

Over the last 20years, nearly half of the Australian stock market's return can be attributed to healthy, reliable dividends. This dividend stream needs to eventually grow, and companies that are well placed to do this are called Gary. No, not your neighbour Gary, rather Growth-at-reasonable-yield companies.

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End of the great money pump

May 04, 2018 admin Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

Central Banks have been responsible for the most unprecidented economic policy in modern times.

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Proposed changes to dividends – Shorten’s ‘’own goal’’

Mar 14, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, news, SMSF 0 Comment

Dividend imputation was adopted by former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating in 1987. The purpose was to halt the double taxation of income. By way of example; a company like Telstra would do business in Australia, pay tax on earnings, and with funds left over would distribute dividends to its shareholders as a reward for investment. The problem was, the shareholder would then pay tax on the income they receive (including Telstra’s dividend distributions), thereby effectively paying tax on money that has already been taxed.

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