Oil & Commodities Market Update

Last week the rapid fall in the oil price globally continued with the Brent oil price benchmark falling 7% after the OPEC meeting and then falling further again over the weekend. The Brent oil price (which is related to North Sea oil) has fallen by close to 40% since...

Newsletter – October 2014

* Travel – observations from my recent overseas holiday
* Recent developments in financial markets that you should be aware of
* Medibank Private float
* Australian interest rates – not going anywhere anytime soon
* How would you like better internet coverage, preferably for free?
* Centrelink deeming of account-based pensions from January 2015

Newsletter – September 2014

* Real Estate Investing – it’s not just residential investment property
* Negative Gearing of Residential Investment Property
* Further increase in Super Guarantee Payments delayed 7 years until 2021
* Preservation Age – it’s gradually increasing

Newsletter – August 2014

* My new website – check it out
* Australian housing prices – why so high?
* Shares or Property? Russell Investments- ASX Long Term Investing update
* Term Deposits vs. Shares – the state of play
* Retirees should prepare for deeming of Account Based Pensions

Lifestyle Seminar for Women – 7th August

Pathways to a Great Life: a lifestyle seminar for women. Three stimulating presentations that will give you ideas and insights into designing your future retirement lifestyle with confidence.
Thursday August 7 at Mosman Art Gallery at 6.00pm.

SMSF Newsletter – June 2014

* New ATO penalties (Fines) for SMSF
* Contribution Caps
* Division 293 Tax for high income earners
* SMSF Supervisory Levy for 2013-14
* Annual return due date for 2013-14
* ATO Educational Videos

Newsletter – April 2014

2014 Federal Budget There is considerable speculation about a whole range of harsh measures being announced in the Federal Budget, to be announced on Tuesday 13 May. I will be issuing a Budget Newsletter the next day summarising key measures that may impact you....

SMSF Newsletter – Easter 2014

Tax on pension earnings – not proceeding On 6 November 2013, the Government announced that they would not be proceeding with the tax on pension earnings announced by the former Labor Government on 5April 2013. If implemented this measure, subject to certain...

Newsletter – March 2014

Focus on Women International Women’s Day, which this year was on Saturday 8th of March, celebrated achievements in women’s equality and emancipation worldwide. The day also was used to bring attention to various other important issues impacting women including,...

Newsletter – February 2014

There are no cheap assets at present The low interest rates that have persisted globally over recent years have seen most share markets rise considerably over the past year. Australia had a strong 2013 and some, such as the US, have rebounded since January’s weakness...