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Edition: White Papers 2016

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2017 economic and market outlook: Stabilisation, not stagnation

  • 15 December 2016

By late 2016, market sentiment had quickly shifted from an overly pessimistic outlook of cyclically weak stagnation toward an overly optimistic expectation of a growth acceleration. Both views are incorrect.

Active Exchange Traded Managed Funds

  • 8 December 2016

Exchange traded funds have been one of the fastest growing investment structures over the last decade, opening up access to strategies and assets difficult for many to reach. More recently, exchange traded managed funds (ETMFs) have been launched and are considered to be the next evolution of exchange traded products.

The how and why of investing in agriculture

  • 28 November 2016

Although Australia is a major agricultural exporter, the typical Australian investor’s portfolio tends to have relatively low exposure to agriculture or ‘soft commodities’.

The custom fitted individual as the future of financial advice

  • 23 November 2016

“Digital wealth management (colloquially termed ‘robo’ advice) heralds an industrial revolution within retirement savings that has the potential to shift the industry from a mass production (as in product) approach to a mass customisation (as in custom solution) approach.

Infrastructure and investing in airports

  • 17 November 2016

“Whether you’re parking your car, walking through the duty free or boarding a plane for your vacation, the airport experience is familiar to many of us.

SMSF Investment Patterns Survey – Sept 2016

  • 11 November 2016

SuperConcepts undertakes a quarterly analysis of its SMSF client investments to get a closer insight into how SMSF trustees invest and to identify emerging investment trends. The survey covers around 2900 funds, a sample of the SMSFs SuperConcepts administers and the investments they held at the end of each quarter. Funds are administered on a daily basis which ensures data is based on actual investments and is completely up to date.

Guiding members safely down a path in retirement

  • 2 November 2016

One issue for [superannuation] funds is that it is sometimes unclear where the responsibility lies for delivering retirement income for members. In the effort to build up savings for members in the accumulation phase, investments and asset allocation are the go-to solutions.

The Australian housing market

  • 25 October 2016

The Australian housing market – surging unit supply, the economy and what it all means for investors

How to trade Exchanged Traded Products

  • 20 October 2016

One of the most common requests received by BetaShares is for practical examples of how to use exchange traded funds in portfolios. Matthew Felsman, Private Wealth Adviser at APP Securities, discusses some ways that he has seen clients using exchange traded products.

Non-concessional cap: Update on proposed changes

The Government has announced it won’t proceed with the lifetime non-concessional contributions cap proposed in the 2016–17 Federal Budget, which would have applied from Budget night and included eligible contributions made since 1 July 2007.

What did we learn from the A-REIT reporting season?

  • 29 September 2016

A-REITs have performed strongly in recent years. With a total return of 26.0% for the year to August 2016, A-REITs outperformed equities and bonds which returned 9.7% and 6.2% respectively.

Making the most of the coming Assets Test changes

  • 22 September 2016

This paper takes a closer look at the short and longer term implications for overall retirement outcomes.

Most viewed in recent weeks

House prices surge but falls are common and coming

We tend to forget that house prices often fall. Direct lending controls are more effective than rate rises because macroprudential limits affect the volume of money for housing leaving business rates untouched.

Survey responses on pension eligibility for wealthy homeowners

The survey drew a fantastic 2,000 responses with over 1,000 comments and polar opposite views on what is good policy. Do most people believe the home should be in the age pension asset test, and what do they say?

100 Aussies: five charts on who earns, pays and owns

Any policy decision needs to recognise who is affected by a change. It pays to check the data on who pays taxes, who owns assets and who earns the income to ensure an equitable and efficient outcome.

Three good comments from the pension asset test article

With articles on the pensions assets test read about 40,000 times, 3,500 survey responses and thousands of comments, there was a lot of great reader participation. A few comments added extra insights.

The sorry saga of housing affordability and ownership

It is hard to think of any area of widespread public concern where the same policies have been pursued for so long, in the face of such incontrovertible evidence that they have failed to achieve their objectives.

Two strong themes and companies that will benefit

There are reasons to believe inflation will stay under control, and although we may see a slowing in the global economy, two companies should benefit from the themes of 'Stable Compounders' and 'Structural Winners'.

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