income

Tony Togher

Equities, fixed income, and alternatives tend to get all the media attention and headlines, but there's an oft-forgotten asset class that underpins most investor's portfolio's: cash. Low rates around the world have seen cash fall out of favour with investors in recent years. In this wire, I'll explain some of... Show More

Asset Allocation
Dr Don Hamson

Forecast for shares income, including from the banks, remains solid. For the “glass half empty” thinkers, there is plenty of bad news to focus on in 2019 – the Trump trade war, Brexit, falling house prices, the final report of the Financial Services Royal Commission, political risk and more. Show More

Rudi Minbatiwala

I know I’m not alone in saying that watching old episodes of Seinfeld is one of my favourite ways to unwind – I’ve even done the Kramer Reality Bus Tour in New York! Yet it came as a bit of a surprise when the episode ‘The Opposite’, where George Costanza... Show More

Fund Manager Q&A
Livewire Exclusive

With franking credits in Labor’s sights, and half of Aussie income coming from a handful of stocks in sectors under duress, we asked Dan Pennell, Senior Portfolio Manager at Plato Investment Management to outline what's on offer through global equity income investing. Q1: How does global equity income stack up... Show More

Rudi Minbatiwala

In recent years, expected returns and income from traditional income asset classes have been low following years of global yield compression. As a result, investors have increasingly looked towards growth assets, like equities, to meet their income requirements. The standard strategy has been to target an equities mix that tilts... Show More

Investment Theme
Livewire Exclusive

Dr Don Hamson from Plato Investment Management is always on the lookout for the best income opportunities from equities. His research suggests that there has been a 40% increase year on year for the dividends being paid out from the resources sector. "One of the reasons why commodities are doing well... Show More

Livewire Exclusive

Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) typically invest in a rather narrow range of assets: equities, fixed income, property, private equity or infrastructure, and cash. Ashley Burtenshaw, Partner at Gryphon Capital Investments, says these assets are increasingly correlated under the label of ‘risk-on assets’, reducing the benefits of diversification. Show More

Jason Teh

Are Australian bond-like proxies going to suffer a bondcano moment? Certainly, stocks that have defensive characteristics have been sold down in recent months. And bond bears would have it that they are collateral damage from rising US yields. However, we believe this is a false narrative. Hence, we need to... Show More

Steven Fleming

Investors hunting for yield from listed companies today face unreliable yields, and falling capital values as rates creep higher, as well as new additional risks posed by government policies. However, investors can diversify their income and access comparable yields from other parts of the market not exposed to such headwinds. Show More

Steven Fleming

Despite the complex name, securitization is a simple concept. Securitization is taking an illiquid pool of assets and converting them to liquid securities. Securitization got a bad rap in the wake of the GFC, but in Australia, there are important differences to the “sub-prime” market in the USA. This video... Show More

Dr Don Hamson

When I was first asked to comment about the ALP’s proposed scrapping of franking credit refunds my response was I was “flabbergasted”. “Flabbergasted” that the party whose Treasurer Paul Keating created franking credits would cut those benefits accruing to retired workers, “flabbergasted” that the Leader of ALP Opposition who earns... Show More

Dermot Ryan

On average, companies in the top 10 per cent of expected dividend yield deliver negative earnings growth, negative dividend growth and underperform the market over time, our analysis suggests. To find the companies with genuinely sustainable dividends, you need to dig much deeper than these simple historical measures. Show More

BetaShares

If you already own Hybrids you’ll be familiar with some of their benefits: attractive yields, access to franking credits and lower volatility relative to equities. However, as terms and conditions differ from security to security, Hybrids can be a complex and admin intensive asset class for investors. Show More