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Hunting for Income

Lower cash rates and government bond yields have prompted a widespread hunt for income-producing investments.

Although rates are likely to head up when the economy shows sustained signs of improvement, the yield climate will probably remain challenging for the foreseeable future. As a consequence, demand for investments such as dividend-paying stocks

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US budget crisis over

President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation raising the Treasury Department’s borrowing authority, officially ending the government shutdown that has crippled the country since Oct 1.

His signature came hours after the US House of Representatives passed the legislation, the result of a deal that reopens the federal government with

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Is a SMSF for you?

Self managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) are the buzz-word of the Australian Financial landscape in 2013. Suddenly, everyone wants one or wants to work out if SMSF’s are applicable to their specific situation. SMSFs hold 31.2% of all superannuation assets and are growing in number at the rate of 7%pa.  Research indicates that

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US Government Shutdown

Never take a hostage you are not going to shoot, and we will not for sure shoot this hostage!!
Tom Coburn, Republican senator, Oklahoma

Last week legislators decided to shut down all ‘non-essential’ government services (about a third of federal spending) rather than allow an enacted health law to take effect from the agreed date.

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