A miserly outlook for franking credits

As published on Livewire Markets, 14 July 2020 While all eyes have been focussed on falling dividends this year, there has been little discussion around the negative impact this will
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Using global shares to break your dividend dependency

As published on Livewire Markets, 14 July 2020 Global equities are usually added to a portfolio for one reason – to increase diversification. With the Australian equity market representing only
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How much risk is embedded in your income?

With interest rates at record lows, many investors are being forced into assuming greater risk in their portfolios to generate acceptable levels of income. As an example, bank term deposits
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Market crash highlights the value of tail-protection

What are tail risks? Within financial markets, ‘tail risk’ events refer to rare and unpredictable events that can cause sudden sharemarket crashes. While there is a statistical definition (a greater
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COVID-19 crisis – the value of income and protection

The evolving COVID-19 crisis remains fluid, and all measures of risk have increased alongside the market’s fall. At Wheelhouse, we never attempt to predict the direction of market movements. Rather,
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Is it time to consider a buy-write strategy?

Alastair MacLeod of Wheelhouse Partners explains how buy-write strategies, one of the most basic forms of derivatives, can add value in a low-growth environment.
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