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GEM Capital has made a submission to the Senate Inquiry into the removal of cash refunds from franking credits as we are of the view that this proposal singles out retirees to pay a high price in the name of budget repair. Here is the Executive Summary of our submission. …
This article appeared in the Weekend Australian Financial Review during the month of September 2018.   With the Coalition’s acts of self harm, the prospect of Bill Shorten’s imputation credit concoction becoming law, appear more likely. Originally aimed at the “big end of town” it is important for investors to…
Why investors should take notice of rising bond rates Are the Bond market ghosts of 1994 coming back to haunt, or is this as high as long term interest rates rise?  That’s unknowable at this stage, but investors should ensure their portfolio’s can weather rising interest rates. Investment strategies that worked…
This is an edited rendition of a presentation delivered by Kerr Neilson at the NAB Asia Development Congress in September 2017 in Shanghai.  It has been reproduced with permission from Platinum Asseet Management from the September 2017 Quarterly Report from Platinum Asset Management. by Kerr Neilson, CEO, 17 October 2017…
Apple is among the largest companies in the world.  The company enjoys strong brand recognition globally and extensive market penetration for its flagship products, most notably the iphone.  While speculation around the success of Apple Watch, Apple TV, iPad, or even the likelihood of an Apple Car often captures headlines,…
One of the most common questions financial advisers are asked is "how much can I spend in retirement without running out of money", and "do I have enough to retire on?". To help those who are contemplating retirement, or already retired and questioning their existing reitrement funding plans, we have…
  Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets mostly rose over the last week, helped by a favourable reaction to the US midterm elections, although some of the gains were reversed later in the week. US shares rose 2.1% over the week, with gains trimmed by a…