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By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 25 2017 Key points The key lessons for investors from the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) are that: high returns come with higher risk; while each boom bust cycle is different, markets are pushed to extremes of valuation and sentiment; be sceptical of financial engineering or... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 24 2017 Key points Tensions with North Korea have clearly increased causing volatility in share markets. The risk of war has grown but a diplomatic solution remains most likely although there could still be more volatility before this is finally achieved. Historically, shares have been adversely affected initially on... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 23 2017 Key points Inequality has been trending higher over recent decades. This is particularly the case in the emerging world and the US but is also evident in Australia. Key drivers have been a rising profits share of GDP, technological innovation and globalisation. It has become more noticeable... Read more

Each year we compile current tax rates and key superannuation data in our handy quick reference guide. You can request a hard copy by phoning (02) 9908 9888, email marketing@edneyryan.com.au or view the booklet online here.

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Foreign Investors – Duty Increases

Written by Angela Boyd - Senior Associate, Edney Ryan Legal

NSW Home Affordability Measures The NSW Government has announced a number of measures designed to improve housing affordability across NSW from 1 July 2017. Some of changes in the housing affordability package will affect foreign residents purchasing residential property in NSW. Stamp Duty Surcharge Increases: Foreign residents already pay a 4% surcharge on stamp duty. This will double to 8%.... Read more

Super Changes: Last Chance Before 1 July

Written by Kate O'Brien - Director, Edney Ryan Wealth Management

  Changes to the superannuation rules will come into effect on 1 July 2017. Hopefully you have already received comprehensive financial advice to ensure you are ready for the many changes from July 1, including the significant $1.6 million cap on tax-free superannuation. Here’s some final steps you can take, where appropriate to your individual circumstances, before 30 June to... Read more

Highlights of the Federal Budget 2017

Written by Stephen Ryan, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

Each year it is fascinating to observe how the Budget is received. Most commentators subjectively assess the Treasurer’s efforts by how they, or their interest group, is expected to be impacted. But is it possible to assess a budget more objectively? According to the stock market and rating agencies the Treasurer has done a reasonably good job. The ASX is... Read more

Super Changes: A Closer Look

Written by Kate O'Brien, Director - Edney Ryan Wealth Management

Super Changes #1: New Cap on Tax-Free Super From 1 July 2017, the Government will introduce a $1.6 million cap on the total amount of superannuation that can be transferred into a tax-free retirement account. Superannuation Balance Greater than $1.6 million? If you are planning to retire after July 2017 and you have a superannuation balance greater than $1.6 million... Read more

4 Months Until Superannuation Changes Take Effect

Written by Stephen Ryan, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

Late last year a number of superannuation changes passed parliament and take effect from 1 July 2017. These changes are likely to significantly impact a number of our clients, particularly; Individuals in Transition-to-Retirement, Retirees with more than $1.6 million in superannuation already, Individuals under 65, with significant assets outside superannuation who have not triggered the 3-year NCC bring-forward rule in... Read more