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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…
The ALP has proposed that if it wins Government at the next election it will scrap cash refunds that are currently paid to investors with surplus imputation credits they receive from shares that they own which pay franked dividends. Bill Shorten claims that only the wealthy will pay the tax,…
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…
The question is how quickly they become mainstream   Milton Keynes is a UK town about 75 kilometres to the northwest of London where many streets are reserved for pedestrians and bicycles. That made it a suitable place to test driverless cars, one of the great possibilities tied to the…
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…
  11th May 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets rose over the last week helped by another Goldilocks combination of good economic data, strong profits and benign US inflation.This was despite the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal which pushed up oil…