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.
Investing like Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger means looking at dependable companies like the big four banks, Telstra, Wesfarmers and Woolworths. Don’t forget Buffet’s two investment rules.
If the government moves to wind back gearing of property investments for SMSFs, it needs to find an alternative and provide better access to infrastructure investments for trustees.
Super borrowings have been put on watch by David Murray, but that’s not the only thing SMSF trustees need to worry about in the Financial System Inquiry.
SMSF trustees are pretty happy with how their funds are performing but it’s no time to get complacent, as some predict retail funds will become popular again.
The government is forever fearful that our rapidly ageing population will be a big draw down on the budget via the age pension. However, the reality could be quite different.
An economics guru once said that investing should be like watching paint dry, or grass grow – sage advice in times of uncertainty.