- Markets succumb to global woes: Since our last report, multiple worries about political, market and economic issues have combined to drive global sharemarkets lower.
- Broad based sell off creates opportunity: SMSF investors have snapped up blue-chip bargains with a focus on finding quality at a reasonable price, not just ‘cheap’ stocks.
- Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Listed Investment Companies (LICs) – SMSFs trading markets, not just stocks: ETFs and LICs have continued to grow in popularity as SMFS investors seek opportunities to capture a broad-based market recovery without the risk of picking individual stocks.
- Direct international trading on pause as global markets lose their shine: The recent explosive growth in direct international share trading by SMSFs has slowed as investors look for bargains onshore and turn their attention to global ETFs for international exposure.
- The property pullback: While property has remained a mainstay of many SMSF portfolios, declining markets and a potential ban on non-recourse lending could see funds flow out of property and into other investments.
A Head of SMSF Customers, Marcus Evans speaks with Tom Piotrowski about the results of the latest CommSec SMSF Trading Trends Report.