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Edition 163

  • 8 July 2016

We are facing months of uncertainty while a policy agenda unfolds, and longer until it is legislated. Standard & Poor's has announced Australia's AAA is on negative watch: "We will continue to monitor, over the next six to 12 months, the success or otherwise of the new government's ability to pass revenue and expenditure measures through both houses of parliament."

Survey: Super changes and their impact on the Federal Election

Amid the anecdotes and anger about the election results, this short survey gauges your reaction to the claims about the proposed super changes, both for your own voting and the overall impact on the election.

Britain, Brexit and Australia

Britain is less important to Australia as an export market than it has ever been, reducing the impact here of any short-term Brexit disruption. It's possible that Britain will benefit from Brexit as a new sense of independence encourages spending and employment with less external interference.

Technology update and Mary Meeker’s amazing report

Mary Meeker's report on technology trends includes astounding statistics like the 3 billion photos shared every day. It not only points to the technology winners, but shows how every business needs a digital strategy.

10 factors to watch when buying expensive shares

Value investors often shun expensive shares with high price to earnings ratios, only to watch prices continue to push ahead. What should investors look for to avoid missing these opportunities?

How will the global slowdown in productivity affect investors?

Productivity growth has slowed, and if it persists, it's another sign that future investment returns will disappoint and fiscal imbalances will persist. There are strategies that might counter the worst effects.

CEO letters cut through the white noise

Annual reports are often long and laborious and read by few people, but there are gems among the more personal CEO letters that are far more informative.

Quant plus fundamental: two methods are better than one

Combining quantitative techniques with traditional fundamental analysis can give new insights, especially when integrated with obtaining and aggregating data from non-traditional sources.

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16 ASX stocks to buy and hold forever

In his recent shareholder letter, Warren Buffett mentions several stocks he expects Berkshire Hathaway will own indefinitely, including Occidental Petroleum. We look at ASX stocks that investors could buy and hold forever.

The best strategy to build income for life

Owning quality, dividend-producing industrial shares is key to building a decent income stream. Here is an update on the long-term performance of industrial stocks against indices, listed property, and term deposits.

Are more taxes on super on the cards?

The Government's broken promise on tax cuts has prompted speculation about other promises that it may consider breaking. It's widely believed that super is lightly taxed and a prime candidate for special attention.

Lessons from the battery metals bust

The crash in lithium and nickel prices has left companies scrambling to cut production, billionaires red-faced, and investors wondering how a ‘sure thing’ went so wrong. There are plenty of lessons for everyone.

Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 545 with weekend update

It’s troubling that practical skills like investing aren’t taught at schools as it leaves our children ill-equipped to build wealth, and more vulnerable to bad advice. Here are some suggestions to address the issue.

  • 1 February 2024

For the younger generation, we need to get real on tax

The distortions in our tax system have been ignored for too long, and we're now paying the price. It's time Australia got real and addressed the problems to prevent an even greater intergenerational tragedy.

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