Investment markets

Debt and deflation make for a toxic mix

Economic policy The world has been on a debt binge for decades, underpinned by housing, and low interest rates is making it worse...Read more

Max Walsh, 23 October 2014, The Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

Unsettling time for investors

As foreshadowed two weeks ago, the good times for superannuation fund and other share investors may have come to an end with sharemarkets around the world under selling pressure. It's too early to know whether this is a correction or possibly more likely an early warning of difficult times ahead...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 20 October 2014, The Canberra Times

Telstra results indicate gloss could be rubbing off big share buybacks

Low marginal rate taxpayers including pension funds and charities have been disappointed by the results of the $1 billion Telstra share buyback announced this week. Unlike earlier off-market buybacks, including those by the major banks...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 13 October 2014, The Canberra Times

Gloss rubbing off share buybacks

Low-marginal-rate taxpayers, including pension funds and charities, have been disappointed by the results of the $1 billion Telstra share buyback announced this week. Unlike earlier off-market buybacks, including those by the major banks...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 13 October 2014, The Canberra Times

Super idea for home owners

Forty-five years ago, the US National Tax Journal published my article analysing the theory of the tax-deductibility of interest payments from the personal income tax base. Our two tax arrangements are like chalk and cheese...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 7 October 2014, The Australian (subscription required)

History has not come to an end – it has returned with a vengeance

Megatrends The triumph of liberal democracy and the so-called Great Moderation coincided – but neither has been durable. Francis Fukuyama penned what became the provocative essay... Read more

Max Walsh, 4 September 2014, The Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

Don't get burnt by property market

Know the market: Understand the risks. How seriously should property investors take recent warnings that Australian property prices are 20 per cent to 30 per cent higher than they should be... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 1 September 2014, The Canberra Times

Low rates may distort decisions

Last week’s strong property markets in the major capitals during a normally slow winter give further confirmation that low interest rates are encouraging investors to take higher... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 4 August 2014, The Canberra Times, The Sun Herald, The Sunday Age

Third Time Lucky?

Bill Gross, who runs Pimco, the world’s largest fixed income fund, is also a great salesman. So he caught the attention of his audience of financial advisers in Chicago recently when he told them he would reveal the secrets of Pimco’s spectacular success.Read more

Max Walsh, 2 July 2014

Is China's economy headed for a hard landing

Max Walsh, 27 February 2014, The Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

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