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As share prices rise, the risk-return trade-off gets tricky

Part of Vanguard's Global Macro Matters research series.

Australia’s vital statistics

A truly fascinating set of numbers about our great country.  Almost 150 different items covered. 

Technical expert flags top 3 traps with CGT relief

While SMSF practitioners may be familiar with the rules for CGT relief, there are some key areas where professionals are hitting snags with the practical aspects of applying the relief, says a technical expert.

Made in Albania? How globalisation is creating challenges for Chinese policymakers

Is cheap manufacturing starting to move away from China?

Treasury finds Australia ‘increasingly uncompetitive’ as US moves on tax plans

Treasury has released a research paper detailing the implications of the US corporate tax reforms, highlighting its real potential to quash Australia’s competitiveness and stifle local wages.  

Become a better investor through your holiday reading

Behavioural economist Daniel Kahneman – who teaches us to control our damaging behavioural traits to become better, more-disciplined investors – continues as a powerful force on the best-seller lists as 2017 draws to a close.

For the young it a question of engagement

Robyn Bowerman relates a chat he had with a young relative who was starting a new job.  A case for starting to save from the outset.  The importance of asset allocation.

Address Under-insurance at Personal Finance Level – Global study

Income protection insurance should be presented as part of personal finances and Governments should be pressuring insurers to provide transparent and easy to understand products, a new global study into income protection under-insurance has stated.

Taxation ruling on commercial website deductibility

An unfavourable opinion from the Australian Taxation Office sets out the tax deductibility of expenditure incurred in acquiring, developing, maintaining or modifying a commercial website for use in carrying on a business.

Realism vs reality – working part-time as retirees

Are you planning to boost your retirement income by doing some part-time work once you eventually retire? Perhaps you have included the expectation of some paid work in your calculations about how much you need to finance your retirement.

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