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The airline industry is a good example of supply worries, with furloughed pilots unable to start back immediately.

This is no ‘new normal’ but a throwback to the 1970s

What’s needed now are tried and tested policy reforms to boost potential growth, raise supply and alleviate inflationary pressures.

  • Gerwin Bell
The tricky part comes into play as to whether the test applies to the client’s personal assets or the SMSF assets, or a combination.

How being a ‘sophisticated investor’ can lose you money

Ask yourself whether you have the skill and experience to assess the merits of an ‘exclusive’ investment because the law will assume you do.

  • Ben Smythe

This Month

Sydney house prices on track for 20pc fall

The Reserve Bank of Australia’s likely 0.5 percentage point interest rate rise in August will completely knock out the Aussie housing market.

  • Christopher Joye
The key is to feel comfortable meeting target income requirements by selling shares.

Why you’ll make more by focusing on a portfolio’s total return

Modelling shows income investors are better off buying for growth and selling where necessary to boost income.

  • James Weir
As inflation soars, a recurring theme is to invest in companies that provide essential products and services and can pass on price increases.

How you can invest in infrastructure

With few companies on the ASX, it’s best to buy global via ETFs, listed investment companies or managed funds.

  • Tony Featherstone

Why it pays off having infrastructure in your portfolio

As inflation soars, a recurring theme is to invest in companies that provide essential products and services and can pass on price increases.

  • Tony Featherstone

Problems in your apartment block? Don’t sell without telling

Honesty is the best policy as silence over a nasty neighbour sees a sales contract rescinded.

  • Jimmy Thomson
SMSF investors should be able to get advice solely related to starting a pension rather than receiving unnecessary planning and compliance.

Why rules need to change on SMSF financial advice

The Future of Financial Advice Review offers an opportunity to get the balance right on compliance versus cost.

  • John Maroney

The 10 tax tips investors need to know after crypto losses

There are a number of tax fears for investors who have suffered recent crypto losses - and they’ll be under heavy scrutiny from the tax office.

  • Duncan Hughes
There are restrictions on certain investments, such as collectables and personal use assets.

Can my SMSF hire out a campervan?

The sole purpose test is a biggie here, as well as rules limiting use by members of an asset.

  • John Wasiliev

Next steps for Australian property to net zero

Achieving ambitious goals may require only minor improvements to the performance of our two biggest cities.

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  • Sam Tamblyn
Utilities were up 29 per cent and energy 24.5 per cent.

Best and worst sectors for FY 2022

Which areas and companies performed most strongly, and what does it mean for your portfolio?

  • Elio D'Amato

How to pick the right healthcare investments

Longer life expectancy together with the ageing of the global population presents investors with mouth-watering opportunities, but there are plenty of traps.

  • Mark Draper
Investment markets are spooked by a change in monetary trends, such as rising interest rates.

Prepare for brave new world of investing

With a structural change to the economic and financial landscape, the options are hope for clarity, invest into exiting positions or explore the possibilities.

  • Giselle Roux

Sellers fear property market ‘grinding to a halt’ as decline picks up

As rate rises start to bite, buyers are refusing to pay asking prices while banks are offering big discounts and cash incentives to attract reluctant borrowers.

  • Duncan Hughes
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How the RBA duped Aussie households

Martin Place risks destroying economic prosperity with some of the most aggressive rate increases in the world that are based on forecasts not worth the paper they are written on.

  • Christopher Joye
A simple set of legally enshrined protocols that recognised strata owners’ rights would be an easily enacted and a much-needed improvement.

What your apartment block should do when telcos come knocking

Strata schemes struggle when broadband bullies legally demand access to their buildings.

  • Jimmy Thomson
With assets like gold bullion stored in a private deposit box in a bank, your auditor may require a photograph with something that evidences the date.

SMSF checklist to kick off new financial year

What you need to do to get 2022-23 off to a great start.

  • Meg Heffron

These postcodes defied the downturn in the last property crisis

Exclusive analysis reveals the winners and losers from the 2017-2019 reversal – and the lessons for current markets.

  • Duncan Hughes

Which SMSF structure is better for me?

An important decision for anyone wishing to start a self-managed super fund is the trustee arrangement.

  • John Wasiliev