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Financial Snapshot – March 2020

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By | March 24, 2020|

Quarterly Newsletter – Autumn 2020

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By | March 9, 2020|

Hold on…bumpy markets ahead

After period of optimism, global investment markets have hit the panic button on fears about the possible economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). At times like these, it’s good to get some perspective. Australian shares rose 24 per cent last year, touching record highs, and 10 per cent a year over the past seven years. [...]

By | March 2, 2020|

The hunt for dividend income in 2020

With interest rates at historic lows and likely to stay that way for some time, retirees and other investors who depend on income from their investments are on the lookout for a decent yield. Income from all the usual sources, such as term deposits and other fixed interest investments, have slowed to trickle. Which is [...]

By | February 10, 2020|

Financial Snapshot – February 2020

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By | February 3, 2020|

2019 Year in Review – A year of highs and lows

It was a year of extremes, with shares hitting record highs and interest rates at historic lows. Yet all in all, 2019 delivered far better returns than Australian investors dared hope for at the start of the year. The total return from Australian shares (prices and dividend income) was 24 per cent in the year [...]

By | January 21, 2020|

Financial Snapshot – January 2020

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By | January 10, 2020|

Quarterly Newsletter – Summer 2019

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By | December 6, 2019|

Steering through choppy seas

Like it or not, we live in interesting times. More than a decade after the Global Financial Crisis, the global economy is facing fresh headwinds creating uncertainty for policy makers and investors alike. This time around it's not a debt crisis, although debt levels are extremely high, but geopolitical instability. The ongoing US-China trade war [...]

By | December 3, 2019|

Positives & Negatives of gearing

Negatively gearing an investment property is viewed by many Australians as a tax effective way to get ahead. According to Treasury, more than 1.9 million people earned rental income in 2012-13 and of those about 1.3 million reported a net rental loss. So it was no surprise that many people were worried about how they [...]

By | November 1, 2019|