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ASFA slams Grattan's super proposals

KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 22 FEB 2018
... 2025, arguing this "will hurt the living standards" of low-income earners - the bulk of whom are women. "But there is no magic pudding when it comes to superannuation. Higher compulsory super contributions are ultimately funded by lower wages, which ...

Three is the magic number

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 14 DEC 2017
And so it came to pass, The Fed delivered! The US central bank lifted the fed funds rate by 25 basis points to 1.25%-1.50% following its 12-13 December FOMC meeting - as widely expected and telegraphed but more importantly, as the dot plot of December ...

ETFs set to continue dominance

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 2 AUG 2017
... perhaps the benefits afforded by ETFs have made them inherently more trusted within the advice community. "ETFs are not a magic bullet. They are nothing special, they are just a means to an end. But, where they help you in your practices is that they ...

US at full employment

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 10 JAN 2017
... in the year to December - the highest in the current cycle - from 2.5% in the previous month. Economists think that the magic figure when this starts flowing through into inflation is 3%.

Super guarantee of 12pct a mistake

KERRIE SYDEE  |  TUESDAY, 4 OCT 2016
... that government may change the superannuation rules before they retire." Grattan Institute highlighted that there is "no magic pudding" when it comes to super, noting higher compulsory contributions will be ultimately be funded by lower wages, which ...

Alternatives delivering for infra and PE

DARREN SNYDER  |  THURSDAY, 23 JUN 2016
... diversification, better management of down side risk and return enhancers. "So the 'alternatives' exposure has become a 'magic pudding' which is expected to deliver growth-like returns, lower risk and low or negative correlations to equities," Barr said. ...

AFA winner highlights retirement fears

ALEX BURKE  |  THURSDAY, 17 DEC 2015
... Retirement Advice Centre retirement adviser David Reed said he observed from 2010 onwards that many of his clients had set a "magic number" for retirement, but continued working once they'd reached that point. "It wasn't because they weren't financially ...

WBC rate lift pressures RBA rate cut

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 15 OCT 2015
... this great land yet when this catchy jingle from Westpac's ad was playing on Australian TV back in 1989. Thanks to tech magic, I can play, rewind and replay it over and again (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtFvjYv39-8). The time is ripe, perhaps, for ...

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Noi, noi, noi!

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 22 SEP 2015
... bad news sells and "bad-er" ones sell better). True to script, the bad news have rolled in thick and fast. "It may take a magic wand from the RBA (or the new Turnbull government) for Australia to escape a recession. Already, Australian (per capita) living ...

Australia: which way now?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 19 AUG 2015
... when the All Ordinaries index looked set to break the 6,000-point barrier. It was only 0.8% away (45.2 points) from that magic mark when it closed at 5,954.8 points on 27 April 2015 - up 10.5% from the beginning of the year and outperforming developed ...