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How to make in-house investment management work

Large superannuation funds are increasingly adopting in-house management of investments. There are many potential benefits, but the decision needs a framework and careful consideration.

Do franking credits matter?

Imputation is seen as a costly tax break for domestic shareholders with minimal associated benefits for the overall economy, but any changes to the system should consider some broader consequences.

Illiquid assets and long-term investing

Many people would place ‘capturing the illiquidity premium’ on a list of benefits from long-term investing, but achieving additional returns is not as simple as just buying and holding an illiquid asset.

Why long term investing is not easy

Long term investing makes sense for the majority of investors who have time on their side, but it isn’t always easy. Unexpected events will test your resolve so it’s important to know how to improve your chances.

Benefits of long term investing

Part two in the series on long term investing sets out its advantages and the associated strategies available. Long term investing is not easy, but one rather distinct advantage is the prevalence of short term investors.

What is a ‘long-term investor’?

Being a long-term investor isn't always about holding securities for a long time. It's more about being able to make investment decisions that optimise the long-term result.

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Investment strategies

Maybe not the four most-costly words in investing

A surprisingly high percentage of respondents believe 'This Time is Different'. They may be in for a tough time if history repeats as we have seen plenty of asset bubbles before. Do we have new rules for investing?

Investment strategies

Firstlinks survey: the first 100 tips for young investors

From the hundreds of survey responses, we have compiled a sample of 100 and will publish more next week. There are consistent themes in here from decades of mistakes and successes.

Strategy

What should the next generation's Australia look like?

An unwanted fiscal drain will fall on generations of Australians who have seen their incomes and wealth stagnate, having missed the property boom and entered the workforce during a period of flatlining real wages.

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Bank results scorecard: who deserves the gold stars?

The forecasts were wrong. In COVID, banks were expected to face falling house prices, high unemployment and a lending downturn. In the recovery, which banks are awarded gold stars based on the better performance?

Exchange traded products

In the beginning, there were LICs. Where are they now?

While the competing structure, ETFs, has increased in size far quicker in recent years, LICs remain an important part of the listed trust sector. There are differences between Traditional and Trading LICs.

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Should you bank on the Westpac buy-back?

Westpac has sent out details of its buy-back and readers have asked for an explanation. It is not beneficial for all investors and whether this one works for some depends on where the bank sets the final price.

Investment strategies

Understanding the benefits of rebalancing

Whether they know it or not, most investors use of version of a Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA) to create an efficient portfolio mix of different asset classes, but the benefits of rebalancing are often overlooked.

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Six stocks positioned well for a solid but volatile recovery

The rotation to economic recovery favouring value stocks continues but risks loom on the horizon. What lessons can be drawn from reporting season and what are the trends as inflation appears in parts of business?

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