Category Archives: International Shares

Where is that $600 Billion exactly?

Critics of Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) sometimes point to the ATO Statistical reports and become apoplectic about the fact that only 1% of the $600 Billion in SMSFs is invested in International shares. That statistic is sometimes used as evidence … Continue reading

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How is your Self-Managed fund really going, and why should you care?

As January is a quieter month for many people, it may be a good time to review how your Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) is really going, not just for compliance reasons, but because it might actually lead you to have … Continue reading

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What makes a market?

There will always be different opinions about whether peaches are delicious or horrible, and whether they are worth buying at current prices. The fact that there will also be different opinions about the best investment approach should be celebrated. Without … Continue reading

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SMSF Investors go overseas

Traditionally, SMSF investors have fallen into 3 camps: They hold around 100% Australian shares, 100% cash or 100% property. The idea of managing risk through diversity has not been thought of as particularly important or attractive to many SMSF trustees, … Continue reading

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One Investment Approach: Only buy “The best” businesses

  As we have shown in previous blogs, there are over 500 investment approaches available to SMSF investors. Which one is right for you? One approach promoted by some is that you should simply buy “the best” businesses, otherwise known as “Blue … Continue reading

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One investment approach: Move to quality stocks in downturns

It is notoriously difficult to pick when markets are going to go through a period of sustained growth, and when they will go through a period of sustained decline. One thing is for sure though –  the share-market direction is … Continue reading

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