The end of the election uncertainty and the investor-friendly policies of the Coalition produced a relief rally on financial markets. The Australian dollar bounced back above US69c on Monday after falling to three-year lows the day before the election, while local shares surged to an 11-year high on Monday before losing some of their gains […]
May is here, and as the weather begins to cool the political climate is heating up. The federal election on May 18 bookends a busy period on the national political and economic front which began with the Budget on April 2. Australian financial markets were surprised by an unexpected fall in inflation. The Consumer Price […]
Growing concerns about a slowdown in global economic growth preoccupied financial markets in March. The US Federal Reserve now forecasts no rate rises in 2019 instead of the two it previously planned. US 10-year government bond yields fell below 3-month yields on the news. This ‘inverted’ yield curve is viewed by markets as an historical […]
August is here and the wattle is beginning to bloom, a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. The Australian economy has been a bit slower to spring to life, but there are some green shoots. Australian consumers had a new spring in their step as July progressed thanks to a rising Aussie […]
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 […]
From 1 July 2017, a range of super reforms announced in the 2016 Federal Budget will take effect. For most people, the impact of these changes will be positive or neutral. Super remains a very attractive place to save for retirement. And there may be opportunities to grow your super and retire with more. While you […]
Australia, take a bow. We are on the brink of overtaking the Netherlands’ record for the longest period without a recession and very close to pulling off an even greater feat. Not only have we survived the end of an extraordinary mining boom without going bust, but the economy is showing signs of renewed growth. […]
Changes to the pension assets test that came into force on January 1 have resulted in some retirees losing some, or all, of their pension entitlements. The big question now is whether the tighter assets test will encourage people to change the way they plan and behave in the years leading up to retirement to […]
The New Year’s festivities were barely over, signing off on a difficult year for investors, when the fireworks started all over again on global markets. In the first two weeks of 2016 Australian and US shares recorded their worst start to the year ever and the Aussie dollar dipped below US70c. These market events can […]
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