A positive pension change with a cash rate twist
Later this month around 630,000 Australians currently qualifying for a partial age pension will receive a welcome fortnightly payments boost.
Shares to remain volatile as trade war heats up
Shane Oliver - Investors should expect more sharemarket volatility over the next year as the trade war between the US and China ratchets up, according to AMP Capital.
NALI, LRBA measures pass Parliament
The government’s further restrictions to non-arm’s length income and LRBAs have passed Parliament, meaning SMSF trustees approaching retirement with an outstanding loan on a property will need to consider their options when planning contribution strategies for the 2020 financial year.
Interest rising in SMSF set-up
Interest in setting up an SMSF among those in APRA-regulated super funds is on the increase, while the average balance and age of new SMSF trustees have declined, according to Investment Trends data.
Choosing your investment strategy
Investors are faced with a significant and growing challenge. Stretched government balance sheets and an ageing population will likely place a growing emphasis on retirees to "self-fund" their retirement.
ATO letters indicate a wider SMSF warning
Letters sent by the ATO to nearly 18,000 SMSFs may serve as a warning to a far greater number of funds with similar strategies, an SMSF expert has claimed.
Australia by the numbers - September 2019
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