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The US yield curve inversion – an indicator of recession or not? In a word, not. There are clearly issues in the world. A recession may hit the global economy more quickly than some expect. Nonetheless, the long-lived influence of global central bank policies on...

This article was first published in Cuffelinks on 16 July 2019. The original article is found here. The recent step down in cash rates was a final jolt to the savings of millions of Australians who live on interest from bank deposits. It took term deposits...

Post-retirement, the key focus for investors is generating a sufficient income stream to support their lifestyle. As people are living longer and spending more years in retirement, the challenge is not only making their savings last and meeting this need today but also in generating...

What a good question! And it’s good news not bad… The EIGA share price (but really it’s a unit price) is made up of two things: the value of the underlying shares held by the fund; plus dividend income that has been received by the fund...

That old line that “a week is a long time in politics” was never more true than in the case of Scott Morrison’s surprise election win on May 18. After weeks of argy-bargy about abolishing franking credits for zero taxpayers, as Labor had proposed, in the...

With the unexpected – or as one particular person described it “miraculous” – Coalition election victory, the storm clouds of dividend franking reform have cleared.  So now we can sleep well at night knowing we can bank out franking credits, let’s have a look at...

eInvest will partner with independent investment managers based locally and globally to deliver a suite of Active ETF solutions Sydney, Australia (April 9, 2019) - eInvest, a distributor of Active ETF solutions founded by senior executives at the $5bn funds manager Perennial, has today announced the expansion...

If you’re keeping your money in the bank, you are going backwards financially. Unless you have committed say $100,000 to a term deposit over a three year period, for instance, you will be looking at an annual interest rate of around 1.5 per cent at the...

The February reporting season saw a continuation of the recent themes of modest earnings growth across the market combined with healthy levels of dividends. In addition to the ordinary dividends, many companies also rewarded investors by paying out special dividends. This eagerness to return capital...

Key Points: Data suggests active investment grade fixed income managers generally outperform passive strategies Changes to underlying index composition is a key driver of active management outperformance Indexes composition changes over time which may lead to unwanted risks with passive strategies Passive strategies make even...