Gold demand hits all time high as price soars in 2019

January 2020 Written by Jordan Eliseo, Senior Investment Manager, The Perth Mint The rise in the gold price beyond AUD 2,000 per troy ounce and multiple interest rate cuts by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) helped drive a surge in demand from Australian investors throughout 2019. The rise in demand includes increased buying from…

Six golden rules to help you make the right investment choice

January 2020 Content provided by Defence Housing Australia How do you know the investment property you’re considering is the right one? Here, two experts give us their top tips. Choosing an investment property can be daunting, especially in a vast country such as Australia. But experts say the process needn’t cause headaches. ‘If you’re a…

Industrial & office properties continue to offer investors solid returns

January 2020 For self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees, industrial property has been the flavour of the property market for the past few years – and there’s every likelihood that this state of affairs is not going to end any time soon. In 2018, this asset class outperformed the retail and office sectors, notching an index…

Share Wealth Systems Investment Seminar Highlights

December 2019 Join Gary Stone, Founder of Share Wealth Systems in 1995, as he presents a Live Session on how everyday investors can objectively and consistently manage a large-cap ASX stocks portfolio as part of an SMSF, which, in 2019, achieved more than: double the ASX200 Accumulation index returns, and triple the best performing Super…

Superannuation death benefits – review your succession plans

December 2019 Regardless of the size of your superannuation benefits, it is vital that you sort out your estate plans to ensure that you have a well prepared plan so that the right assets go to the right beneficiaries.  You need to make sure that you get holistic estate planning advice and have arrangements in…

2019 – A year in review

December 2019 It’s never hard for investors to find the negative. At the beginning of 2019, market analysts were pointing to any number of geo-political and economic events with the capacity to send markets into a tailspin. The US-China trade dispute was the headline act for the simple reason any ramifications would be political and…

Sydney & Melbourne commercial property markets remain attractive for investors

December 2019 The commercial property market, especially in Sydney and Melbourne, remains an attractive opportunity for self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees in 2020. A record low interest rate environment, a robust demand for office space (CBD and suburban) and strong overseas interest in this market will continue to foster its growth. It’s not gilt-edged, of…

Six tips in assessing a bond’s security

November 2019 Why is security important? I’m often surprised how many investors take no notice of what is securing their money (aka collateral), when they happily lend it out to any Tom, Dick or Mary investment fund in the form of a Bond, term deposit or fixed income stream. For me, security is insurance, and…

Gold back on the radar as rates hit all-time lows!

November 2019  Despite its recent pullback, gold is well and truly back on the investment radar with the price rising above AUD 2,200 per troy ounce for the first time ever in 2019. To the year end in October, the price of gold rose in excess of 25% in Australian dollar terms, more than doubling…