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The dividend imputation system and proposals for change

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The Federal Labor Party has proposed to reform the dividend imputation system from 1 July 2019. Find out what the changes may mean for taxpayers, and how it could impact pensioners.

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Investing when the market is volatile Strategy & Education

Investing when the market is volatile

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Investors began 2018 in an upbeat mood, but global growth slowed throughout the year, and 2019 is likely to be characterised by further volatility. So what should investors look at in a volatile market?

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How hard is it to run your own SMSF? Strategy & Education

How hard is it to run your own SMSF?

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Self-managed super funds can be an attractive option for some investors. But for others, the effort of running a fund might not be worthwhile. Find out what’s involved in running your own SMSF.

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How are OTC markets categorised? Strategy & Education

How are OTC markets categorised?

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Are you considering over-the-counter markets? Find out how these exchanges are categorised, and some of the things to look out for when trading OTC securities.

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How to trade in a bear market Strategy & Education

How to trade in a bear market

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Investors often focus on ways to trade when share prices are rising. But what can you do when prices are falling? Find out what kind of investing products are available for trading in a bear market.

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What are OTC markets? Strategy & Education

What are OTC markets?

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Over-the-counter (OTC) markets are decentralised networks where securities can be traded without the supervision of a formal exchange. Find out how OTC markets work and how to trade on them.

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How much do you need to retire? Strategy & Education

How much do you need to retire?

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Do you know how much income you’ll need when you retire? You can follow a general industry benchmark, or with a little planning, you can work out a personalised estimate.

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Ten terms to learn when you start investing Strategy & Education

Ten terms to learn when you start investing

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The investing world is full of jargon, and it can be confusing when you’re new to shares. We explain ten common investing terms to help you make sense of your research.

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Five ways to research a stock before you buy Strategy & Education

Five ways to research a stock before you buy

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Do you know how to research stocks? It’s one of the most important skills you can teach yourself as an investor. If you’re not sure where to begin, here are five ways to start researching today.

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Three tools to help you decide when to invest Strategy & Education

Three tools to help you decide when to invest

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There’s an abundance of tools out there for investors. We explain watchlists, alerts and charts: what they are, and how they can help you decide when to invest.

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Where to get stock ideas Strategy & Education

Where to get stock ideas

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Deciding what to invest in can be overwhelming for investors, whether you’re new to the market or experienced. Find out where you can look for stock ideas, and how to stay in the loop.

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Benefits & Risks of ETFs Strategy & Education

Benefits & risks of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

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In this article we discuss what is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) and also provide insights on the possible benefits and risks when investing in them.

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When do you need to reassess your portfolio? Strategy & Education

When do you need to reassess your portfolio?

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Most of us will need to review our investment portfolios from time to time, sometimes due to events outside our control. Learn about some of the common reasons to review your portfolio.

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Three investing principles to live by Strategy & Education

Three investing principles to live by

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There are plenty of investing tips out there, but markets are unpredictable. While there’s no magic formula to get rich, you can adopt some sound principles to guide your investing journey.

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What does the jobs report mean for investors? Strategy & Education

What does the jobs report mean for investors?

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The jobs report is issued by the Australian Bureau of Statistics every month. Find out what’s in the report, why it’s important, and how it could affect investors.

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