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 […]
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 […]
For the first time in years, the planets seem to be aligning for homebuyers and property investors. Interest rates are falling, property prices largely appear to be stabilising and constraints on bank mortgage lending have been relaxed. It’s welcome news for first homebuyers and anyone who has been waiting on the sidelines for a signal […]
The Australian housing market appears to have reached a turning point, with prices falling 2.2 per cent since peaking in September 2017. This is welcome news for first home buyers; not so much for sellers and investors. As always with residential property, it’s a tale of many markets with big differences between states, cities and […]
Interest rates have been low for so long it’s tempting to think low rates are the new normal. So when the Reserve Bank suggests that a cash rate of 3.5 per cent is the new ‘neutral’, people take notice. Even the Prime Minister warned Australian householders to prepare for higher interest rates ahead.i The official […]
With interest rates on the rise, now is the time to look at ways to fast track your mortgage. After all, the sooner you pay off your mortgage, the less you will pay in interest. That’s probably why nine out of ten Australian mortgage holders told a recent finder.com.au survey that they try to pay […]
If 2016 taught us anything, it was to expect the unexpected. Britain’s vote to exit the European Union and Donald Trump’s election as the next US President surprised the pundits and markets alike. Markets generally hate surprises, yet in the closing weeks of the year so-called ‘Trump trades’ pushed shares, bond yields and the US […]
If you’re about to buy a house or you’re looking to refinance you may be asking yourself, should I fix my home loan or not? Especially with interest rates at an all time low. Here are some things to consider to help you decide. What you will gain by fixing your home loan Fixed rate […]
Borrowing to buy a property and repaying only the interest for a set period can be a great choice for some, because interest-only loans can offer the right candidate financial flexibility while they invest. There are, however, some very important risks to take into consideration. With interest rates at historical lows, interest-only loans may sound […]
Hands up if a jump in your monthly home loan repayments would cause financial pain? If your hand is flapping in the breeze, it could be time to act. With mortgage interest rates on the rise the sooner you stress test your finances the better. After a period of historically low interest rates, the big […]
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