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Eureka Report Archive 
 Eureka Report articles - 2012 archive 
21/11/2012 - Feeling the pension pinch - Many Australian pensioners are being forced to sell their shares at rock bottom prices to maintain their cash flow ... and that needs to change.

16/11/2012 - Tax shroud keep investors in dark - Investors would be well served if the managed fund industry were to provide one more piece of information - after-tax returns for investors.


12/09/2012 - A call option with a cash twist - Setting aside a percentage of cash to buy shares when the market falls is a call option that every investor can use to their advantage.

24/08/2012 - Driving home with $1 million - Overa lifetime of driving, it's possible to save over $1 million just by buying second-hand cars instead of new ones.

13/08/2012 - Beating the index - Keeping the bulk of a portfolio's funds in index investments, and using the remainder to invest in other areas, can increase average potential returns.


01/08/2012 - Dead Reckoning - Funeral insurance policies generally have "stepped" premiums, so the longer you live the more costly they become.  Setting money aside in the bank will give better peace of mind.

13/07/2012 - How risky is your fund? - Investors will now have greaterclarity on their super fund's risk profile, thenaks to new super risk rating measures.


20/06/2012 - PE ratios: A new pathway to asset allocation - Using the PE ratios of different asset classes, we can build expectations of future investment returns from the earnings of different assets.  The recent 75 basis point interest rate cuts makes cash a less attractive investment - something that looking at the PE ratios of asset classes shows.

11/05/2012 - Face-off: Shares always win after tax - When it comes to after-tax returns, it's clear that shares outperform bonds over the longer term.

09/05/2012 - Budget 2012: Time for a tax strategy rethink - This year's budget provides a good opportunity to make some subtle changes to your tax strategy.


30/04/2012 - 
Buffett's dividend secret - A key attraction of shares is their ability to outperform inflation through dividend growth, both in the medium and long term.

18/04/2012 - 
Measuring up: the new wealth benchmark - Setting an income target for your retirement is important, but it's difficult to know whether you're on track to reach that goal.  Using a flexible wealth bencmark as a guide may help.

Scott Francis' articles in the Eureka Report 

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