14 Nov 2017
When Choice of Fund legislation was enacted back in 2015, it’s doubtful that its framers foresaw the wide range of possibilities opened up for most of Australia’s employees. And it is certain that they didn’t envisage a product as uniquely flexible as the Palmer Separately Managed Account that would emerge as an ideal vehicle for employees wanting to exercise their personal superannuation choices … but, now, they can.
11 Oct 2017
For a generation now, investors, regulators and consumers have been dealing with a monumental ‘unwind’ process, that sought to and succeeded in shaking the bane of inflation and high interest rates out of the global economic system. In more recent years these concerted and aggressive acts of governments and central banks have consequently pushed this fix-up barrow too far… So now we head into the another great unwind, the ‘normalisation’ phase where interest rates start to rise and inflation returns. But there’s a problem...
21 Sep 2017
As a personal investor ask yourself just three quick questions: first, do you have more free time now than you had a year
ago? (Odds are you said no.) Second: if you could arrange it – painlessly - would you consider gaining free time to indulge
things more pleasurable than administration? (Odds are you would at least consider it.) Third: if you could outsource
your administrative tasks for less than you are paying now, would you?
11 Aug 2017
Increasing tensions between the US and North Korea seem to be starting to weigh on investors’ minds which is as it should be.
10 Aug 2017
It’s a funny old world. Having yesterday noted the impending 10th anniversary of the starting gun going off on the global financial crisis I subsequently tripped over a vignette on Bloomberg which read “Junk subprime auto ABS spreads at record lows”. It really was just a vignette and went on...