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The ALP has proposed that if it wins Government at the next election it will scrap cash refunds that are currently paid to investors with surplus imputation credits they receive from shares that they own which pay franked dividends. Bill Shorten claims that only the wealthy will pay the tax,…
Mark Draper (GEM Capital) recently contributed to an article that was published in the Weekend Financial Review in February - titled "5 Lessons from the correction". We have permission from Fairfax Media to bring you the article on our website.   Thank goodness the week is over. The S&P 500…
This is an edited rendition of a presentation delivered by Kerr Neilson at the NAB Asia Development Congress in September 2017 in Shanghai.  It has been reproduced with permission from Platinum Asseet Management from the September 2017 Quarterly Report from Platinum Asset Management. by Kerr Neilson, CEO, 17 October 2017…
The question is how quickly they become mainstream   Milton Keynes is a UK town about 75 kilometres to the northwest of London where many streets are reserved for pedestrians and bicycles. That made it a suitable place to test driverless cars, one of the great possibilities tied to the…
Apple is among the largest companies in the world.  The company enjoys strong brand recognition globally and extensive market penetration for its flagship products, most notably the iphone.  While speculation around the success of Apple Watch, Apple TV, iPad, or even the likelihood of an Apple Car often captures headlines,…
One of the most common questions financial advisers are asked is "how much can I spend in retirement without running out of money", and "do I have enough to retire on?". To help those who are contemplating retirement, or already retired and questioning their existing reitrement funding plans, we have…
  13th April 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets rose over the last week as, while volatility remained high, not helped by worries about a missile strike on Syria and the FBI raiding President Trump’s lawyer’s office, trade war risks receded. US shares rose 2%,…