One of the golden rules of investing is diversification, but that can be difficult to achieve when you are just starting out or have limited funds to tap into a world of opportunities. Which is why investors have been flocking to exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and listed investment companies (LICs).
The Pulse Economic data released over the past month has continued to paint a relatively good picture of global growth with most of the major economies experiencing accelerating economic growth in the June quarter. Geopolitical tensions remained heightened in August and this helped drive down bond yields. Political gridlock in the United States increased nervousness […]
Interest rates have been low for so long it’s tempting to think low rates are the new normal. So when the Reserve Bank suggests that a cash rate of 3.5% is the new ‘neutral’, people take notice. Neutral is central bank speak for the sweet spot where growth is supported without pushing inflation too high.
If you’ve got superannuation (super), chances are you’ll have some default insurance included and the option to buy more at an attractive price. It’s a cost effective way to get a basic level of cover, but holding insurance inside super does have some downsides.
Following the flurry of new tax rates and superannuation (super) changes that commenced on 1 July 2017, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has moved back into more traditional territory with its announcements in the new financial year. Here’s a roundup of what’s new in the tax world: