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Do you actually need $1m to retire?

The round figure of $1 million is often thrown around as the sum needed to retire, but it depends more on your spending plans, according to a new analysis.

  • 36 mins ago
  • Lucy Dean
Japan’s Nikkei index dropped sharply following the shooting of the former prime minister. 
In Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.5 per cent to 6678.

Wall Street set for new ETF gold rush as single-stock era begins

A new ETF-for-everything era may have just begun on Wall Street, swelling an industry that already boasts almost 3000 products and $9.12 trillion in assets.

  • Katie Greifeld and Elaine Chen

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 billionaire who is happy to pay more tax than he should

Rich Lister Grant Petty credits his humble upbringing for shaping his success in a country that is too focused on rule followers wearing the right suit.

  • Julie-anne Sprague

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

How to use software to eat carbon emissions

The process of carbon-labelling food items and other consumer goods and services will soon be able to draw on the power of software and AI.

  • Kate Howitt

Wealthiest Australians

Rich Lister Nick Politis has topped up his stake in Australia’s largest car dealership group Eagers Automotive.

Rich Lister Nick Politis tops up stake in Eagers Automotive

Car dealerships in Canberra previously owned by Mr Politis give Eagers a foothold in the ACT, where electric vehicle sales are rising faster.

  • Simon Evans

The billionaire who is happy to pay more tax than he should

Rich Lister Grant Petty credits his humble upbringing for shaping his success in a country that is too focused on rule followers wearing the right suit.

  • Julie-anne Sprague
Iris Capital outbid Sydney’s Oscars Hotels for the Canberra Casino.

Rich Lister Sam Arnaout outguns Sydney hoteliers for Canberra casino

This latest deal by the hospitality property king’s Iris Capital takes its investment in new hospitality assets this month to about $220 million.

  • Larry Schlesinger
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Donald Trump and his wife, Ivana, pose outside the Federal Courthouse after she was sworn in as a United States citizen in 1988.

Ivana Trump, first wife of Donald Trump, dies at 73

The former president has described his ex-wife as a “wonderful, beautiful and amazing woman”.

  • Kanishka Singh and Daniel Trotta
Exchange Traded Funds have become the investment vehicle of choice for millennials.

Buy, hold, sell: The best and worst-performing ETFs of the year

Shaw & Partners’ Felicity Thomas and Apt Wealth’s Sarah Gonzales take a look at the best and worst performing ETFs over the past year.

says Baroness Greenfield.

This famous 71-year-old scientist could hold the key to Alzheimer’s

Baroness Susan Greenfield is busy drumming up funding for her fourth start-up, which aims to identify the ageing disease long before symptoms appear.

  • Julie Hare

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
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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
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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

From housing commission kid to $1.4b

Hear what it takes to earn your way onto The Australian Financial Review Rich Lists when season two of our podcast interview series returns on July 18.

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
Former prime minister John Howard leaves the men’s only Australian Club after the vote.

New blue blood at the Australian Club

Malcolm Turnbull is proposing a new member while Michael Cannon-Brookes also joins the fold.

  • Joe Aston
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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
The inflation-led market rout took Wall Street into a bear market after the S&P500 crashed by more than 20 per cent.

Market rout puts ‘reverse FOMO’ into most young investors

They say the Wall Street hammering that pushed the market into bear territory last month has not made them alter their investment strategies.

  • Lucy Dean
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
Fed chairman Jerome Powell.

Ten of the week’s best opinion reads from the Financial Review

Why analysts are divided on whether the sell-off in global equity markets will intensify; the problems facing central bankers; and how AustralianSuper avoided the carnage found in equity and bond markets. Here’s 10 of the best opinion reads from this week.

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