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Why we can’t resist tactical asset allocation

A combination of confidence in one's own ability to read the market and the excellent rewards for correct predictions encourages many investors to employ tactical asset allocation strategies. Is it worth doing?

Listed versus unlisted infrastructure

When deciding between listed and unlisted infrastructure securities, the focus should be on the cashflows, the risks associated with those cashflows and the entry price to buy the assets.

Building a better retirement world

EY's research report studies the pension and retirement systems of 18 countries to gain insights for better policy reform, decision-making and outcomes for retirees. What can we learn from the global stage?

Cheap stocks: how to find them and how to buy them

It's surprising to learn that only 25% of Australian listed companies are actually profitable. Whether you favour fundamental or technical analysis or both, how do you find and invest in cheap, good quality companies?

ATO ruling affects assets after divorce

A recent ATO ruling on property settlements may increase the cost of divorce for couples that hold assets in private companies, and the consequences must be considered early.

Tax and the financial planning process

A perfect tax system would not affect how people save and invest, but in practice, there are many ways that Australia's tax system influences investor behaviour.

Howard Marks on Risk and How To Handle It Today

World-renowned investor Howard Marks recently gave a confidential presentation on risk to selected institutional clients, and in this exclusive, Oaktree Capital has given permission for Cuffelinks to share the insights with its readers.

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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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