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Issue 48 – Buying and selling shares but not using a stockbroker?

The recently released ASX Australian Investor Study 2023 confirms what many of us know; Australia is a nation of investors with 10.2 million (51%) of the adult population holding investments outside their home and super. When it comes to how investments are accessed and held, 7.7 million or 75% of those investors choose on-exchange investments…

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Issue 47 – Growing numbers of women and the younger generation seeing the value in investing in their own financial literacy

Well it’s the start of another financial year and there is plenty on the horizon to keep investors focused on the economy, their investments and super. None of this is surprising following what has been more than a year of rising interest rates, upward spiralling inflation and the cost of just about everything going up,…

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Issue 46 – What does the residential property landscape look like?

Well the end of the financial year is upon us and much continues to be said about the effects of continuing inflation and rising interest rates on business (small businesses in particular), property prices and as a result on the economy. In this article, we look at how the residential property landscape is changing beyond…

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Issue 45: Property investment from a different perspective – Commercial Real Estate Credit

Property is an investment class much favoured by Australian investors; be it held directly via a residential investment property, through a listed A-REIT or perhaps a premise from where owners conduct a business. In many cases these investments form part of a SMSF.  As at March, SMSFs held around $135 billion in non-residential and residential…

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Issue 44: To SMSF or not – How the sector performs against APRA funds

Probably a question asked by many contemplating starting or continuing to run an SMSF. And rightly so as the decision to directly manage you retirement savings is one that should not be taken lightly by any member of an SMSF. For some, it may also be the anticipated time involved with running an SMSF that…