Recent volatility can’t be assessed in isolation

09-Mar-2018

The dramatic share market correction experienced in February did not have a wide-ranging impact on face value, but investors must examine its flow-on effects to obtain a more accurate picture of how significant the f.. Read More

Draft laws amending reversionary TRIS treatment released

09-Mar-2018

The federal government has released exposure draft legislation allowing a reversionary transition-to-retirement income stream (TRIS) to automatically be transferred to an eligible dependent upon the death of the memb.. Read More

ATO cautions trustees over cryptocurrency complexities

09-Mar-2018

The ATO has warned SMSFs to ensure appropriate independent advice is sought before investing in cryptocurrencies as such investments could add to the compliance burden of the fund. “The nature of bitcoin an.. Read More

Positive infrastructure opportunities from US

09-Mar-2018

A specialist fund manager has revealed the United States pipeline sector as an area for positive growth with regard to infrastructure investing in 2018. “These companies are helping to move gas, oil and ene.. Read More

Gauging your performance

09-Mar-2018

Nick Shugg provides more relevant performance tables against which SMSF trustees can measure the performance of their funds, in what will be a regular newsletter feature. The ATO recently released its annual stat.. Read More

Recent volatility can’t be assessed in isolation

09-Mar-2018

The dramatic share market correction experienced in February did not have a wide-ranging impact on face value, but investors must examine its flow-on effects to obtain a more accurate picture of how significant the f.. Read More

Residential vacancies ease in January

09-Mar-2018

The national residential vacancy rate fell to 2.3 per cent in January, down from 2.5 per cent in December 2017, as renters nabbed homes for the start of the new year, new data has revealed. The SQM research indic.. Read More

TBAR could spark admin cost rise

09-Mar-2018

A technical expert has told SMSFs to monitor whether administration costs are raised due to events-based reporting especially among administrators that are not fully automated. “I’ve been asked the qu.. Read More

Bond market more sensitive to yields

09-Mar-2018

The bond market is significantly more sensitive to changes in yields today than it was 10 years ago, according to Janus Henderson Investors. Australian fixed interest portfolio manager Jay Sivapalan explained in .. Read More

Annual returns get time extension

09-Feb-2018

The ATO has announced a time extension will apply to SMSF annual returns relating to the 2017 financial year due to the changed reporting circumstances arising from the super reforms. The annual return of an SMS.. Read More

LRBA amendments poorly targeted

09-Feb-2018

The SMSF Association has criticised a federal government proposal to make amendments to legislation in relation to limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBA). The association said the government’s propo.. Read More