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Labor’s budget ‘gift’ to retirees might be higher interest rates

The Federal Government had next year’s federal election firmly in its sights with this budget, and retirees were among the beneficiaries of its fiscal largesse.

Nicholas Way | 15th May 2024 | More
Labor’s $3m cap proposal could repeat franking credits debacle

In the 2019 federal election, Labor’s proposal to abolish cash refunds for excess franking credits went down like a lead balloon. So, will the $3 million cap proposal see Labor revisit history?

Kevin Pelham | 15th May 2024 | More
  • Australia could pay a high economic price for an ageing China

    China needs its 1.4 billion citizens to start spending. But its ageing population is reluctant to loosen the purse strings, especially while the social security net remains inadequate.

    Nicholas Way | 8th May 2024 | More
    Surf’s up: Making waves in retirement

    Forget the bucket list. Far better to find a pursuit, whether it be a sport or hobby, which you can derive pleasure day in, day out.

    David Murphy | 23rd Apr 2024 | More
  • Making sure golf doesn’t spoil a good walk

    For golf addicts, retirement finally offers the opportunity to hit the course more often. But there can be drawbacks, as this article explains.

    Nicholas Way | 10th Apr 2024 | More
    The psychological need behind controlling your retirement

    Many retirees are attracted to the notion of self-managing their nest eggs – a bid to find self-worth in retirement. It can be a poor choice.

    Jamie Nemtsas | 10th Apr 2024 | More
    Retirement advice that’s set in rock

    BlackRock’s Larry Fink spells out some timely words of advice on the challenges of retirement.

    Nicholas Way | 10th Apr 2024 | More
    ‘The golden age of retirement income’: All engines firing for fixed interest

    The last few years have been challenging for markets, but they’ve also reset the playing field for fixed interest. For those seeking income and capital protection in the event of an equities downturn, particularly retirees, it’s time to revisit credit, says Bentham Asset Management’s Richard Quin.

    Lisa Uhlman | 20th Dec 2023 | More
    Lessons and insights: Reflecting on a year of board membership

    For anyone seeking professional growth, exposure to new skillsets and the chance to help an organisation make its mark, serving on a board is an ideal learning experience, Loane Avenell writes in a look back at her “remarkable” first year with the Australian Investors Association.

    Loane Avenell | 20th Dec 2023 | More
  • Leave it to the pros: Diversification through thematics, managed accounts

    As investors seek greater portfolio exposure and diversification at lower cost, two increasingly popular options – thematic ETFs and managed-account solutions – show how wealth management practices are adapting to clients’ evolving needs.

    Staff Writer | 13th Dec 2023 | More
    Market’s goldfish memory on display in oversubscribed UBS CoCo deal

    The Swiss bank’s $3.5 billion issue of contingent convertible bank capital drew 10 times as many investors as it needed, showing the market has already forgotten how holders of these bonds fared in the case of the collapsed Credit Suisse.

    Lisa Uhlman | 22nd Nov 2023 | More
    Dreaming of retiring early? The F.I.R.E. plan is about to get even tougher

    The “financial independence, retire early” approach, which trades spartan frugality now for an early retirement later, can work in the right conditions, but its benefits may be eclipsed by the sacrifice required along the way, writes Alteris Financial Group’s Jaxon King.

    Jaxon King | 8th Nov 2023 | More
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