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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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10 little-known pension traps prove the value of advice

Most people entering retirement do not see a financial adviser, mainly due to cost. It's a major problem because there are small mistakes a retiree can make which are expensive and avoidable if a few tips were known.

Check eligibility for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

Eligibility for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card has no asset test and a relatively high income test. It's worth checking eligibility and the benefits of qualifying to save on the cost of medications.

Hamish Douglass on why the movie hasn’t ended yet

The focus is on Magellan for its investment performance and departure of the CEO, but Douglass says the pandemic, inflation, rising rates and Middle East tensions have not played out. Vindication is always long term.

Start the year right with the 2022 Retiree Checklist

This is our annual checklist of what retirees need to be aware of in 2022. It is a long list of 25 items and not everything will apply to your situation. Run your eye over the benefits and entitlements.

At 98-years-old, Charlie Munger still delivers the one-liners

The Warren Buffett/Charlie Munger partnership is the stuff of legends, but even Charlie admits it is coming to an end ("I'm nearly dead"). He is one of the few people in investing prepared to say what he thinks.

Should I pay off the mortgage or top up my superannuation?

Depending on personal circumstances, it may be time to rethink the bias to paying down housing debt over wealth accumulation in super. Do the sums and ask these four questions to plan for your future.

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