Paul Rickard has more than 25 years experience in financial services and banking, including 20 years with the Commonwealth Bank Group in senior leadership roles. As the founding CEO and Managing Director of CommSec, which he established in 1995 and led until 2002, and then as Chairman till 2009, Paul was named Australian ‘Stockbroker of the Ye...View more >
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Will ANZ and NAB pay their dividends before July 1? Discounts for Argo and Milton. And is it time to take profits on resource companies?
Some investors see the advantages of using a managed investment, particularly if they don’t have time to follow the market. A question I’m frequently asked by investors is: what’s the best manag..
Franking credits; the tax-free threshold for retirees; and the Woolworths share buyback.
Due to the high franked dividend component, Woolworths decision to offer an off-market share buyback is a no brainer from a tax point of view for low rate or zero rate taxpayers to accept.
Investing for the long term; will the ALP change the super caps immediately?; recession fears and too many bank shares?
A very strong first quarter has resulted in double digit gains for our portfolios. Led by a recovery on Wall Street and an expectation that interest rates could possibly fall, our income portfolio has..