Opinion

Proposed Labor changes a headache for SMSFs

SMSF expert and Head of Superannuation for Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, Tony Negline explains how the proposed Labor Party changes to imputation credits will impact SMSFs and some of the possible remedies. Rumour has it that retirees could be affected by even more Labor changes if they win the next election.

Opinion

Hybrids will need a rethink under Labor’s latest policy

Labor's Batman by-election win in Victoria makes its proposed changes to franking rules more promising. It's a good time to reassess your investment decisions and potential loss of income, especially if you are invested in hybrids. These securities are expected to be less attractive and prices to be more volatile

Opinion

A housing bust in Australia? Not so fast

Guest economist, Saul Eslake says the forecasting of an imminent collapse in Aussie housing prices from foreign and local observers ... is a bust. Compared to other countries, he suggests a 'housing bust' in Australia is an unlikely scenario

Opinion

New era for central banks

Guest economist, Saul Eslake looks at the current global shift by central banks in ‘advanced’ economies to increase inflation, rather than keep it down as seen in the past decade. He also details why tax cuts and Trump tariffs are likely to put the US under inflationary pressure this year

Opinion

Travel to new places with Sydney Airport bonds

Attention Sydney Airport holders, with the 2030s selling at a premium, it may be time to switch to the 2020 inflation linked bond for great relative value. You don't have to hold bonds to maturity, investors prepared to trade can earn higher returns. This note tells the story

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