Investment Basics – Understanding Your Gains And Losses

When you’re reviewing your investments, it’s important to remember that income and returns come from two main sources, Capital Gains and Interim Income. Capital gain (or loss) This is the difference in the overall value of your investment between when you purchased it and now (or the date that you sold it.) You can work … Continued

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Check Your Superannuation Salary Sacrifice Arrangements

Individuals with superannuation salary sacrifice arrangements should consider reviewing their arrangements in light of the gradual increase to the superannuation guarantee rate. Salary sacrificing super and the superannuation guarantee rate increase both help to boost retirement savings. However, it is important for individuals to review their circumstances and identify any adjustments to suit their needs. … Continued

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Buying in a boom market

Source: Chris Gray, CEO of Empire which builds property portfolios for other people – searching, negotiating and renovating on their behalf. For clients or to add to his personal portfolio, Chris buys around 1-2 property per week, providing a unique insight into market conditions and buyer and seller sentiment. Chris hosts “Your Property Empire’ each … Continued

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