SMSF Investment:Where Does the DIY super money go

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  1. REDBACK

    REDBACK Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    http://www.superguide.com.au/comparing- sset-types

    Just under 480,000 SMSFs run by roughly 910,000-plus trustees control $440 billion in assets (as at June 2012). A more impressive statistic is that SMSF trustees control around a third of all superannuation money held by Australians. Ten years ago, SMSFs controlled only 10% of all superannuation money.
    Three most popular investment classes
    Year in year out the three most popular investment classes for SMSF trustees are: direct shares, cash and direct property.
    In 2004, these three asset categories represented two-thirds (66%) of all SMSF investments. As at June 2011, the three asset categories Australian shares, cash and direct property represented a massive 75% of all SMSF investments.

    Agree this thread was interesting
    Put this back up so Hiho could get some worthwhile commentary.
     
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    The main reason SMSF's are where they are is; WIIFM (Whats in it for me) and that boils down to a tax rate of 15% ( Aurthur Laffer curve at its purest) plus it attracts individuals and families who have the vision and ability to manage it themselves. Typically they practice delayed gratification.

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    If I may add to what NR mentioned, WIIFM. As soon as I realised that in a retail or industry fund I didn't enjoy the benefits of compounding or the tax benefits of franked credit imputations, or be able to explore gearing AND had no access to physically holding precious metals...well a SMSF was a no brainer.
     
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    Thats been EXACTLY my thoughts for going self managed.

    I've gone via eSuper - and having <20k in there (only been here in Aussie 3 years), I rationalised the fee's of eSuper as being a charge for being in control of my Super.

    When you look at it, $700 is pretty damn cheap for TOTAL control of both your existing super, and future contributions.
     
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    Don't forget to subtract the fees the professional fund managers would have charged you from the $700.
     
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    And add the extra money the government charges for regulating SMSF's (cant remember the amount) oh how kind of them...
     

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