#SMSF Alert : ASX reduces trade settlement period from 3 to 2 days


I know that many SMSF Investors manage their cash very carefully to eek out the best possible returns so this is just a warning for those that don’t fund share purchases until the last moment.

On 7 March 2016, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is shortening the trade settlement period for Australian share market trades from three days to two days.

This means that SMSF investors buy and sell trades will settle one business day earlier.

The new Settlement Date will be the Trade Date (T) +2 business days. For example, if the order executes on Tuesday, settlement will take place on Thursday

Source: CommSec Adviser Services

Source: CommSec Adviser Services

When the ASX moves from a T+3 to T+2 settlement period, you will need to ensure that for buy trades, cleared funds are available in their settlement account one day earlier on the morning of T+2. You will also receive proceeds from sell trades one day earlier.

I hope this guidance has been helpful and please take the time to comment. Feedback always appreciated. Please reblog, retweet, like on Facebook etc to make sure we get the news out there. As always please contact me if you want to look at your own options. We have offices in Castle Hill and Windsor but can meet clients anywhere in Sydney or via Skype.

Liam Shorte B.Bus SSA™ AFP

Financial Planner & SMSF Specialist Advisor™

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