Author Archives: David Siostrom

Coronavirus Investment Update

In this edition, we look at the typical stages of a “bear’ stockmarket, as a guide to how the one that we currently face could play out! However, we recognise that while nobody can accurately predict the timing of a future recovery, it will eventually happen and so opportunities will present themselves to investors.

Coronavirus -Government Support for Business

The information below is a guide to concessions made available by the Federal government to small and medium size businesses in response to the impact of the coronavirus. However, affected business owners  should seek independent advice from their tax adviser and consult with their bank and/or the Australian Tax Office before taking action. Instant asset […]

Federal Government Stimulus Package

Issued by AMP Life Limited in March 2020 What it means for individuals, retirees and the Australian economy Here we explain some of the benefits you may be eligible for. With the COVID-19 coronavirus crippling the Australian economy and affecting livelihoods, the Australian Federal Government has announced a range of measures to support both businesses and […]

Investing for Income

In our January 2020 Video Update, I discuss the types of investments that can be incorporated into an investment portfolio to generate a higher level of income. However, given the record low interest rates on offer around the world, many conservative investors are accepting a much higher level of risk (and complexity) when selecting substitutes […]

Downsizer Super Contributions

Individuals aged 65 years or over are now able to contribute up to $300,000 (per person) to superannuation from the proceeds of selling their main residence. These ‘downsizer contributions’ can be made regardless of other restrictions and caps that apply to voluntary super contributions (eg age, meeting the work test or the total super balance […]