Purchasing property through a SMSF

Purchasing property through a SMSF

Investing in property is a popular option for self managed superannuation funds (SMSF).  Unlike retail funds, the members of an SMSF are the trustees, and make all the investment decisions.  This can include investing in residential or commercial property. In deciding...
Life cover: More essential than ever

Life cover: More essential than ever

Living through COVID-19 has brought many challenges and shifting priorities as we deal with the financial impacts of the pandemic, and that includes the issue of life insurance.  On the one hand, the pandemic has highlighted the importance of life cover. On the other,...
Managing investment risk in uncertain times

Managing investment risk in uncertain times

This year has exposed investors to the end of a bull market and the start of a global recession, all caused by a totally unexpected global pandemic. The outlook for the global economy and investment markets remains uncertain until an effective vaccine is available....
Market Snapshot: September 2020

Market Snapshot: September 2020

In summary September saw a break in the rally in global equity markets. Several factors contributed to this, including signs that the global recovery, while proceeding, is nevertheless slowing down. Growing concerns about prospects for fiscal stimulus in the US added...
Federal Budget 2020-21 Analysis

Federal Budget 2020-21 Analysis

Building a bridge to recovery In what has been billed as one of the most important budgets since the Great Depression, and the first since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic dragged Australia into its first recession in almost 30 years, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said...