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Owl Financial Management – July 2017

Owl Financial Management – July 2017

July is here and the good news is that the shortest day and longest night are behind us. It’s also the start of the new financial year which is always a good time to reflect on your financial progress over the past 12 months and plan your strategy for the year ahead.

Australia’s economic performance defied the odds in the 2016-17 financial year, notching up more than 25 years without a recession – a global first. Annual economic growth eased from 2.4 per cent to 1.7 per cent in the March quarter, reflecting the unwinding of the mining boom, adverse weather events and geopolitical instability. Consumer confidence also eased as annual wages growth slowed to around 2 per cent, just above the annual inflation rate of 1.7 per cent. The ANZ/Roy Morgan consumer confidence rating fell 4.3 per cent over the year to 111.8 at the end of June. However, there are positive signs for the future with home building at record levels, infrastructure spending on the rise across the country and unemployment at 4-year lows, down from 5.7 per cent to 5.5 per cent in May.

Local investors also have reason to celebrate, with Australian shares up close to 13 per cent in the year to June, their best performance in three years. The Aussie dollar has traded within a narrow band between US72c and US78c all year, to close around US76c. The cash rate remains at a record low of 1.5 per cent and while the Reserve Bank appears content to sit on the sidelines for now, most commentators expect the next move will be a modest rate rise. in at the lower end of the Reserve Bank’s 2-3 per cent target band, due to a soft jobs market and low wages growth.

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Owl Financial Management ( OwlFM ) is an Adelaide Based Financial Planning Business. We can be contact on 08 83620060

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We are an award winning practice that has been providing financial advice to South Australians since 1969. We really enjoy getting to know our clients and building a relationship with them that lasts over many years. We have a diverse range of clients from mum and dad to AFL players to ASX CEOs. All of which have a diverse range of financial advice needs and very different relationships to maintain. Our clients describe a 'breath of fresh air', personable, expert and people with high integrity. Clients have also mentioned that they are not treated as a number and the advice is specific to them. Working with clients for clients.

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The one most rewarding thing about being a financial planner in Adelaide is when you have been working collaboratively with a client in developing and building their goals and objectives and the come to fruition. This give both the clients and myself a real sense of achievement and to use the famous quote 'are we there yet?' and together we can say YES! There has never been a better time to look towards what you want to achieve and start a financial plan so you can get there too.

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A person's financial story is like a jigsaw puzzle... "lots of pieces needing to be put into their correct places". A financial adviser can assist a client to put the pieces in the right places by having a series of simple conversations about where a they are currently situated, where they want to be and what strategies can assist them. Every client has a different financial story and goals. Each jigsaw puzzle will always be different. A good financial adviser is experienced at putting together a wide range of jigsaw puzzles. Helping a client put their own puzzle together and seeing their satisfaction is a wonderful feeling.

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