Cuffelinks Showcase 2014

Welcome to our first ebook, the Cuffelinks Showcase 2014. It is exclusively available to subscribers and rather than pass it around, we ask that you subscribe friends and we will then send it to them. In this way, we continue to grow our community of around 10,000 subscribers.


Our team has scoured through the Cuffelinks archive of over 500 articles, all still available on our website. After a lively debate and some disagreement, we have selected 50 highlights based on originality, popularity and quality of insight. Apologies to any writer who missed out because there were many
excellent articles to consider.


Since Cuffelinks started publishing on 8 February 2013, about 150 market professionals have written for us. We have avoided product promotions and jumping on the daily news bandwagon, and focussed instead on enduring stories that give investment insights and valuable opinions.


Many of our articles discuss the challenges of saving for retirement, asset allocation and superannuation policies. The need to educate and inform will intensify with the $2 trillion in superannuation heading for $9 trillion by 2040. We have explored at length the significant future stresses from an aging population,
changing demographics and tight budget constraints.


My thanks for being part of the Cuffelinks community, especially to those who comment and provide feedback. We know from annual Reader Surveys that we have a highly engaged readership from diverse backgrounds, and we hope you enjoy this selection.

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Most investors are wrong on dividend yield as income

The current yield on a share or trust is simply the latest dividend divided by the current share price, an abstract number at a point in time. What really matters is the income delivered in the long run.

My 10 biggest investment management lessons

A Chris Cuffe classic article that never ages. Every experienced investor develops a set of beliefs about how markets operate.

Lessons from the Future Fund for retail investors

The Annual Report from Australia's sovereign wealth fund reveals new ways it is investing in fixed income and alternatives. The Fund considers its portfolio as one overall risk position with downside protection in one asset class allowing more risk in another.

Four companies riding the healthcare boom

There are strong demographic trends in ageing and consumer spending and investing in the right healthcare companies can ride this wave as well as produce better health outcomes for people. 

Five reasons SMSFs are making asset allocation changes

Substantial changes are underway in SMSFs which until recently held a narrow range of assets dominated by cash, term deposits and Australian equities. Trustees have never faced so many choices.

All’s fair in love and super: why couples should equalise super

Changes implemented by super reforms since 1 July 2017 have brought greater incentives for spouses to equalise their superannuation balances, including tax and estate planning benefits.

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