Summer is over and the days should begin to cool down now that autumn is here, but things are just beginning to heat up on investment markets. While the Reserve Bank’s decision to cut the cash rate to 2.25 per cent in February is a blow to anyone dependent on income from their investments, it […]
With the exception of the US, global equity markets continued to gain traction throughout January. This is due to lower oil prices, lower interest rates and improved consumer confidence. The USD continues to gain ground against most currencies which reinforces the strength of the US economy. The Eurozone economy remains weak which has resulted in […]
If ever there was a year that proved the benefits of diversification, 2014 was it. Despite all the noise and tumult on global markets, on balance last year was good to local investors. Overseas shares, global bonds and Australian residential property were stand-out performers that more than made up for patchy returns from local shares. […]
Finances are not always straight forward. Depending upon your financial personality and your personal situation, your first whiff of your own cash most likely went one of two ways: you were either overcome with a sense of freedom and extravagance and blew it all in one hit OR you became Scrooge and stocked it all away. Ok, so perhaps it was somewhere in between, but you get the drift!
You’ve worked hard all your life and are looking forward to enjoying a comfortable retirement. How can you be sure that your savings will last?
Shedding a few kilos and getting fit are popular New Year’s resolutions, but along with improving your health why not resolve to boost your wealth in 2015? The best way to do that is to have a clear picture about what you want to achieve. Perhaps you want to buy a new car, save a […]
Your children have left home, leaving you with time on your hands to do the things you’ve always dreamt of doing. But first of all, here are three things you need to take care of.
Retirement may still be 20 years off — but that’s why you need to make the most of your savings while you’re still working.
If you’re exhausted by the time the weekend rolls around and feel like there’s an ever-growing list of things to do in an ever-shrinking time span, you are not alone. According to the Australian Psychological Society’s annual survey, three in four Australians believe stress is affecting their health. This could have something to do with […]
Australians planning an overseas holiday may be lamenting the fall in the dollar, but for investors and much of the country there are plenty of positives. As a nation heavily reliant on exports the weaker dollar makes us more competitive and helps to underpin much needed economic growth. Investors with exposure to international equities and […]