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There is a way to enjoy the lifestyle your favourite suburb provides and still get on the property market. It’s called ‘rentvesting’ - owning an investment property while renting where you live. Property Investment Professionals of Australia’s 2020 research shows that more than 44% of first-time buyers are rentvesting.i While it’s a strategy that’s growing...
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If someone offers to withdraw your super or move it to a self-managed super fund (SMSF) so you can access the money, it's probably a scam. Learn how to spot a superannuation scam, and where to report it. How to spot a super scam Scammers can target you online, by phone or by email. Signs...
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Income investors have, once again, something to be optimistic about. After a few years where falling interest rates drove up the valuation of profitless concept stocks1, investors who prefer their companies to generate meaningful cash flow have once again enjoyed a period strong of performance2. Since the start of October 2020, the traditional barometer of...
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By Tony Kaye, Senior Personal Finance Writer, Vanguard Australia As an investor, it can be worrying when returns move into negative territory. Many of us are used to seeing that with share investments, but it's less common when it comes to high-quality, investment grade bonds. In recent months, however, that's exactly what's been happening with...
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Average dwelling prices in Australian capital cities rose by 2.8% in March, their seventh consecutive monthly gain and the largest in more than 30 years. Prices are now up by 3.5% on previous record highs and almost 5% on pre-pandemic levels. Homeowners across the country are sharing in the good fortune, with Perth and Darwin...
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After a bit of a wake-up call we managed to change our money habits… here’s how we did it. Before I start I’d better explain our attitude towards money. We were having dinner with friends the other day and they were regaling us with tales of getting stuck into their spreadsheets on Saturday nights. It’s...
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After reeling from the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020, property values throughout Australia have strongly rebounded, rising at their fastest pace in 32 years. These exceptionally strong conditions are now being seen across all major capital cities, following the trend set by regional areas during the latter half of 2020.i If you are in...
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If you’re a sole trader and need to get your taxes organised, start by reading these expert tips for maximising your return and get a jump start on next financial year. End of financial year can be stressful for any business owner, especially when it comes to completing your tax return. But rest assured, with...
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Key points - Higher bond yields are normal in economic recovery and should not be a major problem for shares if they are matched by rising earnings. But too rapid a rise in bond yields risks driving a deeper correction in shares. - Central banks want higher inflation but will look through any short-term spike....
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Hedge funds use investment strategies that are more complex than other managed funds. Many aim for positive or less volatile returns, in both rising and falling markets. A hedge fund is a complex investment and risks vary. Read the product disclosure statement and consider getting financial advice before you invest. How hedge funds work Hedge...
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