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The CommSec SMSF Trading Trends Report

The CommSec SMSF Trading Trends Report

A new report from CommSec looks at the latest share trading trends for SMSFs.

CommSec’s latest SMSF Trading Trends Report looks at the period January to June 2018 and has found that SMSF trustees continue to broaden and diversify their share portfolios outside the ASX20 and are becoming more confident in direct international investing.


About this report

The CommSec SMSF Trading Trends Report is an in-depth exploration of the online trading behaviour of SMSF investors, released every six months. SMSFs are a significant investor segment, representing 30% of all superannuation investments in Australia. This report is based on a detailed analysis of the trading behaviour of active CommSec clients between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2018. The sample comprised a diverse cross-section of active share traders - defined as those who had traded at least once during the 12 months before the study period - including both SMSF and non-SMSF investors.

This report was prepared by Commonwealth Securities Limited ABN 60 067 254 399 AFSL 238814 (“CommSec”), a wholly owned, but non-guaranteed, subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL 234945 to provide general information. It is not intended to replace professional advice. This information has been prepared without considering objectives, financial and taxation situation or needs, before acting on it consider its appropriateness to individual and client needs. Consider seeking professional advice relevant to individual needs. Any securities or prices used in the examples given are for illustrative purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation to buy, sell or hold. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. CommSec will not be liable for any loss or damage as a result of the reader relying on this information. While potential SMSF investments may have been illustrated within this content they do not represent a comprehensive suite of possible investment products and services within the guidelines pursuant to the SIS Act 1993 with ATO oversight.