Mclowd Practitioner Update April 2021

Welcome to the Mclowd Practitioner Update. Introduction At its peak the annual growth rate of the SMSF industry (as measured by net fund establishment) was in excess of 10%. But as this chart illustrates, that growth is now in the low single digits. That metric...

Mclowd Practitioner Update January 2021

Welcome to the Mclowd Practitioner Update. Introduction While expansionary monetary and fiscal policy settings continue to inflate certain asset classes, those efforts have only managed to accelerate the decline in yields being experienced by investors. By way of...

Mclowd Practitioner Update August 2020

Welcome to the Mclowd Practitioner Update. The government’s debt manager is tracking well ahead of the run-rate of bond sales required to fund a record postwar budget deficit after closing the books on a $15 billion 30-year bond issue that attracted more than...

Mclowd Practitioner Update June 2020

Welcome to the Mclowd Practitioner Update. Retirees are facing a massive hit to more than $100 billion worth of vital income streams as the coronavirus pandemic crushes their superannuation, personal savings and share dividends SMH June 13th 2020 Introduction In the...

Mclowd Practitioner Update February 2020

Welcome to the Mclowd Practitioner Update. Bonds and cash are the safe haven assets for (people who are already retired, or are close to retirement) and returns on these have been dismal and are expected to remain subdued in what has become known as the ‘lower for...