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Today

When everyone runs for cover is ‘great time’ to invest

Many investors see opportunities while others fear peril amid rising interest rates.

  • Duncan Hughes

Yesterday

Neighbours urged to dob in holiday let cheats

As a council encourages neighbours to report excessive short-term rentals, what we need is a bit more calm consideration and a lot less rhetoric.

  • Jimmy Thomson

Can I still run my DIY super fund if I live overseas?

When members of an SMSF move overseas, their super must be managed from Australia or their affairs should be managed in a way that suggests they are only temporarily absent.

  • John Wasiliev

This Month

Borrowers ‘trapped’ with same lender as rates rise

Homeowners wanting a cheaper rate elsewhere could find themselves unable to move.

  • Duncan Hughes

Deciding who gets your super after you die? Follow these three steps

The High Court decision in Hill v Zuda has given trustees greater certainty around binding death benefit nominations.

  • John Maroney
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Rate rises a blessing for bargain hunting Sydneysider

Falling property prices and tougher lending conditions are creating opportunities for cashed-up borrowers.

  • Duncan Hughes

How office space could be put to better use

The unprecedented growth of online spending and consumer demand for shorter delivery times offer canny investors a redevelopment opportunity.

  • Sam Tamblyn

Investing for a recession? Tread carefully

If your instinct is to sell everything and move to cash, read this first.

  • Mark Draper

How to decide when to sell

Is your investing based on skill or luck? Having an exit strategy means you rely more on the former.

  • Giselle Roux

The tech stocks focused on becoming cash positive

Rising rates lift the cost of capital, making non-cash-generating businesses less attractive. These are the companies that say returns are not too far away.

  • Elio D'Amato

September

More pain to come for global investors, Aussie property prices

While the Bank of England has restored order to the UK government bond market, investors remain very jittery about the prospects for asset prices. The great Aussie house price correction also persists with gusto.

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  • Christopher Joye

Where to invest in a recession

While economists are divided over the severity of a potential downturn in Australia, they agree certain sectors of the sharemarket would be hit harder.

  • Alex Gluyas

How can I use trusts to look after children after I die?

A reader needs help on how to set up an inheritance so that an adult child with a disability can continue to receive a government pension.

  • John Wasiliev

How to avoid buying a ‘lemon’ unit from dodgy developer

A new star ratings system can guide you to developers with a proven track record and quality buildings.

  • Jimmy Thomson

Why a redraw home loan account may cost you more than you think

It’s a useful feature, but it can go wrong: make sure you know how your lender handles extra repayments.

  • Duncan Hughes
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How to save $34,000 over two years on your home loan

Coming off a fixed rate? Lenders are falling over themselves to get your business.

  • Duncan Hughes

The one thing you must do to protect your SMSF as you age

The great thing about keeping the fund running is that there is no need to sell assets, stop pensions or pay extra taxes.

  • Meg Heffron

Why timing the market could lose you 0.5pc a year

Analysis of Australian investor behaviour between 2004 and 2013 – before and after the GFC – found those chasing returns were worse off than their “buy-and-hold” peers.

  • Duncan Burns

Uncertainty no excuse to do nothing to your investments

Slower growth, higher inflation, higher interest rates and persistent volatility leave a laundry list of opportunities.

  • Scott Haslem

Avoid information overload to make good investment decisions

The idea that volatility and drawdowns are irrelevant is simply lazy portfolio management, particularly if your mantra is capital preservation.

  • James Wright