Sadly, we lost one of our great contributors to the Switzer Report, the AFR legend on personal investment — Barrie Dunstan — in January 2019. Out of respect, we will keep his contributions to the Switzer Report available on this page.
Former daily newspaper journalist Barrie Dunstan always uses the beginning of the year to give his SMSF a once over. Here’s what he has done for 2015.
The Financial System Inquiry isn’t anything to get het up about, most of the recommendations will be years in the making.
It’s not just about accumulation, we need to start talking about maintaining retirement incomes once we finish work as well.
Uncertainty is here to stay, so the best thing to do might be to get used to it – and, as always, diversification will help mitigate any losses.
When markets get rocky, you need to make sure the foundations of your portfolio are sound, particularly if it’s also supporting a pension.
There are plenty of signs for those wanting to call the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning, but investors need not be so worried.