Exchange-traded Treasury bonds (eTBs) are quoted and traded on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in the same way as equities (shares) and thus offer a readily accessible way to invest in the Bonds. eTBs can be regarded as tradeable term deposits.
In early July, APRA confirmed that the four major banks will be required to increase their total capital ratios by 3 percentage points (down from the initial recommended 4 - 5 percentage points) by 1 January 2024.
There are times when it makes sense for individual investors to play to their strengths rather than follow the lead of institutions, and the behaviour I’m seeing around the so-called ‘yield trade’ is a perfect example of where this is happening.
Five variations to a testamentary trust for you to consider
Testamentary trusts are important to consider in estate planning. They can only be created by being included in a Will prior to death (it’s either in there or not, there are no second chances to add it in later).
Last year the AIA worked with lawyer, Lucy Percy of Head & Heart Estate Planning who delivered a series of articles and a webinar on estate planning and testamentary trusts which was exclusive to members.
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