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Shane Oliver’s latest article looks at the increasing spread of coronavirus. Key Points: While reported new coronavirus cases in China have slowed, the pickup in cases outside China has led to a renewed sharp fall in share markets, commodity prices and bond yields. Our base case is that the outbreak will be contained allowing share markets and bond yields to... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, 19th February 2020 Shane Oliver’s latest article addresses the concern that central banks are distorting market forces, leading to overvaluation of prices for assets like shares and property. Key Points: Shares are vulnerable to a short-term correction. But with inflation low, and as long as... Read more

Shane Oliver’s latest article looks at coronavirus and other worries, and how to turn down the noise around investing. Key Points: The coronavirus outbreak is just another of a long list of worries. Our natural inclination to zoom in on negative news combined with a massive ramp-up in the availability of information is arguably making us worse investors: more fearful,... Read more

Changes to the Main Residence CGT Exemption for Foreign Residents

Written by Stephen Ryan, Managing Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

An important change to the CGT main residence exemption for foreign residents was recently passed. As this will significantly impact a number of our clients, we provide some detail below. Who is Impacted? This change will impact individuals who are foreign residents for tax purposes, and who will be selling their main residential property in Australia. Previously, these individuals were... Read more

Prices on the Move – What is Your Property Worth Now?

Written by Tricia Williams, Manager - Edney Ryan Mortgage and Finance

Talk of Australia’s housing market recovery is back, with our biggest markets – Sydney and Melbourne  – increasing property prices once again this month. For a concise overview of the Sydney Property Market’s latest performance, click here to watch a short video from CoreLogic. If you’re considering your options, now is a great time to get an estimate of your... Read more

Super Guarantee Opt Out for High Income Earners

Written by Evelyn Christian, Director - Edney Ryan Chartered Accountants

If you are a high income earner, and, you have more than one employer, you may be able to opt out of superannuation guarantee payments from one employer. This will help you avoid unintentionally going over the concessional contributions cap. This is only applicable if you expect your employers’ mandated concessional super contributions to exceed your concessional contributions cap for... Read more

Discretionary Trusts Should Be Reviewed for Foreign Person Surcharges

Written by Andrew O'Donnell, Director - Edney Ryan Legal

If you are a trustee of a discretionary trust, and you hold (or intend to hold) residential land in NSW in the trust, then it is important you are aware of foreign person surcharges which may inadvertently apply. Foreign Person Residential Property Surcharges in NSW In NSW, residential land held by foreign persons attracts an 8% surcharge purchaser duty and... Read more

There is no doubt, there are reasons to have some concern about the global economic outlook. Talk of looming financial disaster does appear to have gained momentum recently. These heightened fears are based upon the following observations: Global debt is at record levels relative to GDP, which leaves little room for additional fiscal measures if they are required down the... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, 7th November 2019 Key points: There is no denying concerns about global debt, seemingly never ending QE, more debt trading on negative interest rates, inequality and geopolitical threats. However, some of these concerns are exaggerated andthere are five reasons why I am not so fussed... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, 17th September 2019 Key points Oil prices have risen over the last few days reflecting drone attacks that impact 6% of world oil supply. The choke point for global growth from higher oil prices is normally a doubling in prices. We are a long way... Read more