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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Yield is high on the SMSF trustee’s agenda but does that mean they should forego companies that issue unfranked dividends?
The big surprise from the Commonwealth Bank result last week wasn’t the stellar result but the suggestion that they could be moving to cut rates out of cycle. Time to lock in your current rates or e..
What are the differences in your approach to your income and growth portfolios?
CBA is now only 25% more expensive than the NAB – compared to 37% back in December when we first wrote about this yield play. But NAB still represents an attractive buy, at least for a little while ..
In relation to the Westpac Capital Notes, how does the gross yield of 6.15% pa translate to a net yield of 4.31% pa. What am I missing?
Westpac has taken advantage of a drop in borrowing margins, launching a $500 million issue of its Capital Notes, the first of its kind for 2013.