Home is where the tax break is

Last week's mini-summit has increased the odds of further changes to superannuation tax arrangements. What's not yet clear is whether any changes will be part of a suite of measures... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 12 October 2015, The Canberra Times

Pension policy hits renters

CEDA's proposal to allow first-home buyers to access their superannuation has been harshly criticised by the self-serving superannuation industry. CEDA's report emphasises the need... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 15 September 2015, The Canberra Times

The party might be over

Recent gyrations in world sharemarkets aren't unexpected and follow the warnings of major super funds that future investment returns are likely to be lower than they've been for several years...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 1 September 2015, The Canberra Times

Upside to paying off the mortgage

Given the uncertainties surrounding government policies and future investment returns, there's understandable confusion concerning the best financial planning options...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 26 July 2015, The Canberra Times

Property investors to pay as banks change lending rules by Kate Cowling

Investors who have been waiting to pounce on their second or third property might have to delay their plans, with new lending requirements potentially doubling the cash borrowers are expected to hold outside of their rental properties, analysis shows...Read more

Nerida Cole, 23 July 2015, The Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

Reducing risks of borrowing

As the banking regulator APRA's recent attempts to slow the growth of investment property borrowing show, historically low interest rates and the easy availability of credit have increased the risks for both borrowers and lenders...Read more

Daryl Dixon, 24 June 2015, The Canberra Times

Incentive-driven negative gearing fails test of effective policy

Not unexpectedly, last week Housing Industry Association managing director Shane Goodwin mounted a public defence of negative gearing against claims that it exacerbated housing... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 28 January 2014, The Canberra Times

Capital idea to profit from US property in five years

A participant in the most talked-about alternative investment strategy of a few years ago for Australian investors – including do-it-yourself super funds – of investing in... Read more

Alan Dixon, 20 November 2013, The Australian Financial Review (subscription required)

Buyers beware the cost of latest property boom

Given the property boom now taking place, it's hardly unexpected that the broking industry's Adviser newsletter reports a "perfect storm" for monster October results. Many... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 18 November 2013, The Canberra Times

Small wonder there is a boom in property

Between them, the Reserve Bank and federal Treasury have combined to create an unavoidable residential property price boom. The Treasury's contribution was to convince the previous... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 8 October 2013, The Canberra Times


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