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Global funds prefer US, European stocks

The latest Wren Advisers Portfolio Poll shows that global equities fund managers still have a strong preference for U.S. and European stocks. The average U.S. weighting of 50.2 per cent in the June quarter is close to a record high and around 2 percentage points above the neutral benchmark. Continental Europe is also a favoured destination with an average portfolio allocation of 19.2 per cent. Perhaps indicating that the grass is always greener, European managers are more bullish on the U.S. … [Read More...]

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Company profits surprise on the upside

The latest profit reporting season has now drawn to a close and investors have generally given the announcements a big thumbs up. For the 180 companies in our database, the headline numbers are encouraging with sales growth the strongest it has been … [Read More...]

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Small business CGT concessions

The capital gains tax concessions available to small business owners are generous but they can be complex. The small business capital gains tax (CGT) cap is a lifetime indexed amount which is available to eligible businesses which dispose of a … [Read More...]

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Super contribution limits 2014-15

Australia has had limits on superannuation contributions since 1 July 2007. These fall into two broad categories: concessional and non-concessional. Concessional contributions are before-tax contributions that form part of the fund’s assessable … [Read More...]

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