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Considering the volatile economic and political times we are going through, Australia’s sharemarket turned in a very respectable “steady as she goes” performance in the September quarter of 2019. The all important ASX200 index closed the September quarter at 6688 which was up 0.8 of one...

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...