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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.

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OK Boomer: fessing up that we’ve had it good

The pre-Boomer generations faced global wars and depressions, but Australians born after 1946 have enjoyed prosperity. Superannuation, education, strong markets and surging property prices locked in gains.  

Four reasons to engage a financial adviser

The value of financial advice is increasingly questioned after the Royal Commission and changes to advice business models, but the case for financial advice for many people remains strong.

Reader poll on the home in pension assets test

Two-thirds of the responses to our reader poll say the family home should be included in some way in the age pension assets test, but the comments show it is an emotional and divisive subject. 

Focus on quality yield, not near-term income

Many investors are tempted by high yields on shares, but when they are not sustainable, and in weak businesses, the outcome is disappointing compared with better quality and lower yields. 

Retire ‘retirement’: how brands misunderstand ageing

Over 50s make up 27% of Australia’s population and hold 50% of private wealth. Yet only 2% of marketing briefs focus on targeting this audience, which is active, ambitious, purposeful and diverse.

How Australia can achieve an A grade retirement system

Australia came third in the world on the pension index, but with a B rated system. Here are the steps the country can take to join the elite A grade and ensure more people finance a secure retirement.

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