Why your personal and SMSF assets should be kept separate

One of the biggest principles of running your own self-managed super fund is to keep the assets of the SMSF separate from other personal or business assets you might own . This might seem like com...

The implications of lower interest rates

As was widely anticipated, the RBA lowered interest rates at its December meeting this afternoon by 25 basis points . The official cash rate now sits at 3.00% , which was also the emergency low we...

Why Apple is a buy

Apple is on sale. And it’s not the iPhone 5 or iPad Mini either. Rather, it’s the company itself. Since the release of the much anticipated iPhone 5 in September, Apple’s share price has tumbled o...

How SMSF in-specie contributions work

In specie contributions are essentially all contributions made to your super that are not a cash contribution. As in specie contributions do not involve a transfer of cash, naturally this means th...

Will stocks be blown away by Hurricane Sandy?

As Hurricane Sandy wreaks havoc across the east coast of the United States, many might be wondering what impact, if any, it will have on the U.S. stock market when it will likely resume trading on...

How the US election is affecting stock markets

The US presidential election will be held on Tuesday 6 November , with the vote count coverage becoming more conclusive during Australia’s trading session on Wednesday 7 November. Timothy Radford,...

10 stocks for income-hungry investors

Two concerns of income investors are the protection of capital and falling cash rates .  These issues combined create a conundrum, as low cash rates giving poor returns force investors to move fur...

Me and my self-managed superannuation

I manage my own superannuation through a self managed superannuation fund (SMSF). I thought I would share my personal thoughts as to what works and what doesn’t work so well with respect to runnin...

How to use both technical and fundamental analysis in your trading

While many participants may base investment and trading decisions on either technical or fundamental research, some combine both methodologies to form a more complete strategy. Rivkin Global has, ...

Why Amazon is now an overrated and overvalued stock

After many good years of sustainable earnings growth, Amazon is now an overrated and overvalued dot.com stock. Put simply, Amazon’s current valuation is absurd. While Amazon’s business model is ex...

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