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Articles from: Buying the biotech innovation boom - 06 Apr 2016 to Death benefit pensions: Recent ruling undermines cashing restrictions - 08 Mar 2016

Buying the biotech innovation boom - 06 Apr 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 06 Apr 2016

Biotechnology may have suffered the slings and arrows of regulatory fortune in recent times, but there are still gains to be made by investors willing to take a longer-term punt on the "innovation boom"

Global markets at important juncture - 05 Apr 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 05 Apr 2016

Overview

Trustees: Don't breach your obligations - 05 Apr 2016

Author: Julie Hartley
Date: 05 Apr 2016

Being in control of a superannuation fund does not come without responsibilities or obligations and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is now able to hit trustees where it hurts the most (their wallet!) if they forget this

An ugly deleveraging - 04 Apr 2016

Author: Andrew Bosomworth
Date: 04 Apr 2016

Here's a critical question for investors in Europe: Can the European Central Bank (ECB) orchestrate a beautiful deleveraging? It is clear that bail-ins and haircuts are likely to play a larger role going forward in reducing unsustainable debt burdens

Deflation haunts global equities - 01 Apr 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 01 Apr 2016

Negative interest rates in Japan and Europe have added to concerns over whether the monetary authorities still have the financial firepower to slay the feared demon of deflation

Zeno's paradox - 01 Apr 2016

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 01 Apr 2016

I once wrote that a good "bond manager" should metaphorically be composed of one-third mathematician, one-third economist and one-third horse trader

Oil stocks are up but for how long? - 31 Mar 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 31 Mar 2016

Oil prices have recovered by almost 50 per cent in two months, with the reversal of oil's fortunes raising hopes that the severe price rout is over

Battle of the giants - 31 Mar 2016

Author: Julie Hartley
Date: 31 Mar 2016

Binding death benefit nominations and reversionary pensions are two means available to members of a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) to select who is to receive their death benefit

The investment outperforming gold bullion - 29 Mar 2016

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 29 Mar 2016

The resurgence of interest in gold bullion and its price rise over the past two months caught many investors by surprise

Gold's glittering returns lure investors - 24 Mar 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 24 Mar 2016

Gold is glittering again for investors, with the yellow metal's recent price rise giving ASX-listed miners a radiant glow

The importance of binding nominations - 24 Mar 2016

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 24 Mar 2016

When thinking about estate planning for your super death benefits, Brian Hor, special counsel, superannuation and estate planning with Townsends Business & Corporate Lawyers, stresses that it is absolutely crucial to put into place a valid binding death benefit nomination to provide certainty regarding how your death benefits will be paid--especially where there is any potential for a conflict of interest to arise between your intended beneficiaries

Why are SMSF trust deeds still so important? - 23 Mar 2016

Author: Peter Townsend
Date: 23 Mar 2016

The laws of the main eastern states of Australia prevent a "deed" from existing electronically and therefore prevent it from being signed electronically

Trouble ahead: What's next for the Chinese economy? - 22 Mar 2016

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Date: 22 Mar 2016

China's economy continues its decline, as reports earlier this month revealed that exports had their biggest monthly drop since May 2009

Odds favour bears victory - 22 Mar 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 22 Mar 2016

Overview

Slightly more benign prognosis - 21 Mar 2016

Author: Simon Doyle
Date: 21 Mar 2016

The uncertainty inherent in global markets was apparent in February with the "risk-off" trade that characterised the start of the month, reversing towards month end

Hedging currency risk more popular on lower dollar - 21 Mar 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 21 Mar 2016

If you're planning to invest in offshore assets, then the decision about whether or not to hedge your currency exposure is an important one as movements in the Australian dollar can either erode or add value to your investment

Australian dividends: The gift that keeps on giving - 18 Mar 2016

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 18 Mar 2016

The big miners may have slashed their dividends, but for Australian share investors the local market still offers attractive income returns despite recent volatility

Looking for nirvana - 18 Mar 2016

Author: Matthew Booker
Date: 18 Mar 2016

For those lacking a long-term investment horizon, recent market volatility is probably a frightening experience given the relative calm since the GFC--has it really been eight years? With momentum trades under pressure, valuation is becoming of greater importance as is the sustainability of cash flows and balance sheet strength.

Negative interest rates have become entrenched - 17 Mar 2016

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 17 Mar 2016

Capitalism's essential difference from a planned economy is that it allows the price mechanism, rather than some central authority, to allocate resources

Same song still on repeat - 16 Mar 2016

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 16 Mar 2016

Investment strategy of recent years has been somewhat monotonous

Deployment - 15 Mar 2016

Author: Kate Howitt
Date: 15 Mar 2016

Disruption is the term that describes the battering that technological advances herald for many people

Are SMSF assets too defensive? - 14 Mar 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 14 Mar 2016

The assets of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF) jumped in the December quarter of 2015, spurred on by a strong rise in values of their equities

Sunshine, lollipops and ... - 14 Mar 2016

Author: Bill Gross
Date: 14 Mar 2016

Our sun--a rather tiny star in the galactic scheme of things--seems inexhaustible

Sit back and wait for the signal - 14 Mar 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 14 Mar 2016

Overview

Hedge funds outperform, but who's listening? - 11 Mar 2016

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 11 Mar 2016

Hedge funds got a bad rap in the press in the years that followed the global financial crisis (GFC) and many Australian investors have steered clear of them

What will China look like in 2025? - 10 Mar 2016

Author: Daniel Rohr
Date: 10 Mar 2016

China's faltering economy has sent shivers through the global markets in 2016, and for good reason

The other PBR: tax-free transition-to-retirement pension payments - 09 Mar 2016

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 09 Mar 2016

The banana sundae of a transition-to-retirement pension is to have the earnings of the superannuation interest supporting the pension to be tax-free and to have the pension payments themselves tax-free as well

Action in resources builds optimism - 08 Mar 2016

Author: Lesley Beath
Date: 08 Mar 2016

Overview

Death benefit pensions: Recent ruling undermines cashing restrictions - 08 Mar 2016

Author: SUPERCentral
Date: 08 Mar 2016

One would have thought that issues relating to self-managed super fund (SMSF) pensions are relatively well settled

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