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What are franking credits and why are they important to investors? Not everybody understands how dividend franking works but a huge number of Australian investors, particularly retirees, are the comfortable beneficiaries of a system brought in by Treasurer Paul Keating in 1987 to eliminate the double...

What is fixed income? Many sharemarket investors are startled when they are told that the global fixed income market is more than twice the size of all those sharemarkets put together. It doesn’t resonate quite so much with retail investors since the big part of the fixed...

“How do I invest for passive income?” is a common request among savers. They are mostly people who don’t want to be trading shares all day, or watching the markets, but would much prefer the “slow and steady” approach to investing. That sounds dull but there’s...

What is an ETF? That stands for Exchange Traded Fund and is shorthand for a parcel of stocks that is traded in the same way as a single stock. In other words, it’s a simple way to own a small portfolio of shares rather than a single...

One of the great misunderstandings among retail and Self Managed Super investors is the belief that infrastructure stocks and property trusts are always good assets to hold if you are seeking a secure income stream. Sometimes, these stocks are even referred to as “bond proxies”, suggesting...

One of the biggest mistakes amateur investors make is to get more concerned with fees than with net returns. They are mesmerised by the prospect of saving money rather than growing their super pie. It’s true, as superannuation expert Jeremy Cooper memorably pointed out not long after...