A great article by Bina Brown on page 28 of the weekends Australian Financial Review (2-3 November 2013). Bina writes how younger investors are using margin loans to create wealth and a deposit for their first home.

This is the type of strategy we have been implementing with a number of younger clients and wrote about its effectiveness a few months ago in August. Since then the market has grown by over 7.5%.

Key areas to consider:

  • Gear at conservative levels – make sure you can afford the ongoing payments without relying on dividends.
  • Diversify your portfolio – reduces the risk of being a pure “stock picker” (don’t have all your eggs in the one basket).
  • Pay interest regularly – avoid any additional finance charges and margin calls
  • Buy good quality shares

For more information see the article http://www.watkinsfinancialservices.com.au/finding-it-difficult-to-save-for-your-first-home/ or contact my office 07 3118 6000.

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Thomas Jacks BCom (Acc), SMSF SpecialistTM, Adv. Dip F.S. (FP)
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