Future Testing

Much financial news purports to be about the future but is really just an account of the past. As a result, many investors project what has already happened onto an imagined future. There’s another way of framing this problem. It’s understandable that investors, with the help of a necessarily short-term-focused media, will tend to focus Read more…

Budget 2013 Wrap Up

One week after Budget 2013, here is an easy to read summary of the proposed changes, courtesy of our friends at Colonial First State. If you have any queries regarding any of these changes, feel free to contact us to discuss further. Introduction Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan has handed down his sixth budget which confirms a range Read more…

Super: Proposed Government Changes

Finally, we have an announcement from the Government after weeks of speculation concerning changes to super. We have read the press release and a few early reports and thought this was a good summary.  15% Tax on Earnings over $100,000  The government have announced a restriction on the tax concessions available in pension phase. From Read more…