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How to construct an effective portfolio

How to construct an effective portfolio

 

Portfolio construction is always a popular topic among investors, but as markets become more volatile, the practice of carefully piecing together a jigsaw of investments that weathers both good times and bad is particularly relevant.

 

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How SMSF trustees navigated COVID-19 volatility

How SMSF trustees navigated COVID-19 volatility

 

Last week, Vanguard and Investment Trends launched the 2020 SMSF Investor Report. This year's report surveyed over 3000 SMSF trustees on their investment priorities and industry outlook, providing an insight into how trustees navigated through COVID-19 volatility.

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ATO confirms important issue on pension payments

ATO confirms important issue on pension payments

 

The ATO has confirmed only payments made to a member after 24 March in excess of the reduced minimum pension can be treated as a lump sum, even where a valid election was previously in place, says the SMSF Association.

 

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More than $31bn paid under early super release

More than $31bn paid under early super release

 

The government’s early super release scheme shows no signs of slowing down, with almost 90,000 release applications received by super funds in the first week of August and more than $700 million in payments made.

 

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