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.
SMSFs have realised that exchange traded funds (ETFs) can give them low cost access to international shares, and also help them with sector asset allocation strategies.
The experts might not have a terribly positive view of the global economy, but that doesn't mean it’s not a good time for investors. Local gurus have shown that you can still outperform.
The latest overview of SMSFs by the ATO shows that SMSFs are doing just fine, thank you very much, and trustees are the happiest of any sector of the industry.
The possibility that half of all healthy 65 year olds will live past 100, means that the government needs to consider indexing the retirement age to increases in longevity.
SMSFs traditionally aren’t big fans of global stocks, preferring local equities with their franked yields. But given the market outlook, now is a good time to diversify away from some of the big beh..
A long history of writing about superannuation led this financial journalist to start up his own SMSF. He explains his asset allocation and some of his favourite stocks.