Tag Archives: SMSF Investing

MASTERCLASS Investment – What is Return on Equity (ROE) – What is a good Return on Equity?

The Return on Equity (ROE) of a company especially when compared to it’s industry average, is a common ratio investors use to evaluate a stock. What is return on equity? From the Balance Sheet, we have learned that Equity is … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – Winding up and SMSF – Reasons and what steps are required

Many reasons can lead to a decision to close or wind-up your SMSF – but if a change of trustee is the issue, there may be strategies you can apply to keep the SMSF running, as we wrote HERE. However … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – Insurance in super – What is allowed and what is not – and how you access it

Part of the Trustee compliance responsibilities include consideration of holding insurance in SMSF but need to know what is possible and what is not (section 4.09 (2(e)) Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Regulations 1994). However trustees are not compelled to take it … Continue reading

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MASTERCLASS Investment – Difference between Debt and Liabilities

Investors can sometimes mention liability or debt when they mean the same thing. However more precise – debt refers to borrowed money liabilities to an obligation of any kind, such as loans, tax or employee super But when using and comparing company … Continue reading

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Masterclass SMSF – BDBN – Binding Death Benefit Nominations that allow more complex planning

Last month in our previous post talked about the basics of super death benefit nominations, how tax applies and how they work in general and now we look at how they work for complex estate plans. If the self-managed super … Continue reading

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MASTERCLASS Investment – What is Debt to Equity Ratio and how Investors can use it

When looking for financially strong companies to invest in, one fundamental ratio, Debt to Equity (D/E) gives us a measure of a company’s financial leverage (borrowings) calculated by dividing its total liabilities by stockholders’ equity. It indicates what proportion of equity and debt … Continue reading

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MASTERCLASS Investment –Company Health Ratios – Profit Margins

In the Profit & Loss Statement or Income Statement, (one of the 3 Financial Reports Companies issue) there are four levels of profit or profit margins – Gross profit (after cost of sales deducted from sales/revenue), Operating profit (after expenses … Continue reading

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