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Edition 170

  • 26 August 2016

At the Bloomberg Address today, Cuffelinks put a question to Treasurer Scott Morrison on superannuation and his previous statements about not changing the rules and his definition of retrospectivity. His unequivocal reply leaves little hope for those expecting a retreat.

Treasurer says he will not revisit super changes

For those expecting changes in the proposed super rules, here's what the Treasurer said today: "The changes that we put forward ... I certainly have no intention of revisiting them."

Inside a hot IPO

An insider's view of how institutional investors approach a hot IPO and the charade that goes on between fund managers and the investment banks running the show.

Asia’s online dragons compare favourably with Facebook

American-based internet businesses are high on everyone's radar, but is biggest always best? It's worth checking the emerging market's equivalents and how differently they operate.

Fintechs overcome the trust barrier

Consumers of financial products are increasingly willing to place their trust in new intermediaries, including fintechs driving change with innovation and consumer-driven processes.

Are you in fixed interest for the duration?

Despite the global bond duration index nudging an historic peak of 7 years, portfolios can still benefit from holding exposure to fixed interest investments as long as investors are aware of the impact of duration.

The other problem with volatility

There are many ways to hedge against volatility, but often at a cost to the overall return of the portfolio. At what point is a smooth journey worth the impact on the destination?

Portrait of a modern investor

The modern investor has access to many products but the level of financial literacy struggles to keep pace leading to confusion and conflicted goals. This study shows the types of conversations investors should have with advisers.

Bank royal commission survey initial results

Amid the heated debate, the initial results of our survey show those opposing a bank royal commission strongly outweigh those for. The survey will remain open for a few more days.

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How to enjoy your retirement

Amid thousands of comments, tips include developing interests to keep occupied, planning in advance to have enough money, staying connected with friends and communities ... should you defer retirement or just do it?

Results from our retirement experiences survey

Retirement is a good experience if you plan for it and manage your time, but freedom from money worries is key. Many retirees enjoy managing their money but SMSFs are not for everyone. Each retirement is different.

A tonic for turbulent times: my nine tips for investing

Investing is often portrayed as unapproachably complex. Can it be distilled into nine tips? An economist with 35 years of experience through numerous market cycles and events has given it a shot.

Rival standard for savings and incomes in retirement

A new standard argues the majority of Australians will never achieve the ASFA 'comfortable' level of retirement savings and it amounts to 'fearmongering' by vested interests. If comfortable is aspirational, so be it.

Dalio v Marks is common sense v uncommon sense

Billionaire fund manager standoff: Ray Dalio thinks investing is common sense and markets are simple, while Howard Marks says complex and convoluted 'second-level' thinking is needed for superior returns.

Fear is good if you are not part of the herd

If you feel fear when the market loses its head, you become part of the herd. Develop habits to embrace the fear. Identify the cause, decide if you need to take action and own the result without looking back. 

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