Positive outlook for Australian equities

The coming year is shaping up well for the domestic equities markets with some solid opportunities in a few specific sectors, writes Don Williams, CIO Platypus Asset Management  Arguably 2013 was the best year for Australian equities since the global financial crisis (GFC). The market rallied strongly in the first quarter, trading over 5000 on…

Buffett warning on stock trading

  Buffett warns of liquidity curse, celebrates property bet Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), cited a farm he’s owned since 1986 to caution individuals against frequent buying and selling of stocks. Investors should treat their equity holdings like real estate purchases, focusing on the potential for profits over time rather…

Why savvy investors are opting out of MySuper

By Steve Blizard   3 Feb 2014 Many default super fund members were surprised to find this month that yet another super fund had been automatically established for them, without their express authority. Commencing 1 January 2014, employers are now required to pay all Super Guarantee Contributions to a MySuper compliant fund, but only where employees…