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Government provides clarity on proposed cap on high super balances

Written by Fabian Bussoletti, Technical Manager, SMSF Association Following the Government’s release of the 2022-23 Tax Expenditures and Insights Statement, a media release issued by ministers Jim Chalmers and Stephen Jones on Tuesday heralded the pending arrival of the highly anticipated cap on high superannuation balances. While there are only limited details from which we…

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Does investing in silver stack up

Content provided by The Perth Mint Gold tends to get all the glory when people look for an investment with a low correlation to traditional assets such as stocks and bonds. But many invest in silver as an inflation hedge and to help protect the overall value of their portfolio in times of economic turmoil. One…

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Economic Outlook 2023

Written by Paul Miron, Managing Director, Msquared Capital As the dust settles from our post-Australia Day celebrations, we ease into the New Year refreshed and invigorated with our resolutions and plans in motion. We begin to reflect on and update our personal and financial goals for the year and ponder the new year challenges for all…

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CFR report finds LRBAs working well

Content provided by Thinktank Written by Per Amundsen, Head of Research, Thinktank With little fanfare, the Council of Financial Regulators (CFR) recently handed down its report into “Leverage and Risk in the Superannuation System” – a form of credit almost exclusively used by self-managed super funds (SMSFs). It concluded “that borrowing by SMSFs through Limited…

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Australian Persistence Scorecard – Can investment results be attributed to skill or luck?

Content provided by S&P Dow Jones Indices Genuine skill is more likely to persist, while luck is random and fleeting. Thus, one measure of skill is the consistency of a fund’s performance relative to its peers. The Persistence Scorecard measures that consistency and shows that, regardless of asset class or style focus, active management outperformance…