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Issue 38: Australia gained 400,000 new millionaires and it has a lot to do with property!

Now I have your attention, that’s according to the Credit Suisse Research Institute’s Global Wealth Report released in September, now more than a year after the study was conducted. Another factor contributing to the growth in Australian millionaires is from stock market gains, which when added to those of property and other investments saw Australian’s’ average wealth…

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Issue 37: What will be the next big thing in investing?

With many commentators, be they financial journalists, investment managers or perhaps those around the Sunday barbeque predicting the next big thing…  ‘will it be lithium to create batteries for EVs, biotech or ESG investing for social good or the return of small cap companies’… it may be time to reflect on where we are in…

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Issue 36: Are you across all you need to know about your SMSF? I now know I’m not!

Over two days towards the end of July, I attended the SMSF Association’s Technical Summit as both a speaker and exhibitor. The event is conducted for industry professionals; advisers, specialists and those providing support, accountants and administrators to the SMSF sector.  All up there were around 300 attendees, who were provided with two very full…

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Why is gold often regarded as money?

Content provided by The Perth Mint In his testimony before Congress in 1912, American financier and investment banker J.P. Morgan stated, “Gold is money. Everything else is credit.” In this article we look at the definition of money and discuss why it is that many still regard gold as ‘real’ money. According to the classic definition, money…