Tag Archives: Economic Update

How to manage volatility in a low return world

Posted on 02. Mar, 2017 by .

Responding to changing market conditions while keeping abreast of a strategy is a delicate balance. However, it’s an important skill to develop if you wish to successfully invest using a dynamic asset allocation approach. In this article, we discuss how market volatility is different to investment risk, and how you can manage your investments during […]

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Super changes from July 2017

Posted on 01. Feb, 2017 by .

How will they impact you? We cover some of the factors to be aware of given changes have just passed in parliament and are due to become superannuation law. Earlier this year, the Federal Budget announcement included a proposal to introduce changes to super bigger than the likes of anything we’ve seen in almost a […]

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2016 – 17 Federal Budget

Posted on 02. Jun, 2016 by .

4 May 2016 Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison put forward a number of proposed changes, mainly around contributions to superannuation and taxation, in his budget speech. Here’s a brief roundup of what the proposals could mean for you-whether you’re starting out in your career, taking care of family, on the cusp of retirement or enjoying life […]

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A rough start to the year, which could have further to go. Seven reasons not to get too concerned though

Posted on 01. Feb, 2016 by .

Key points > Financial markets have started the year on a rough note as last year’s worries about China and global growth in the face of US monetary tightening continue. > This could drive more short term weakness. However, in the absence of US/global recession, which still seems unlikely, it’s hard to see a GFC […]

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Australia’s growing population. Get ready.

Posted on 23. Jul, 2014 by .

There are 5.2 million boomers in Australia born from 1946 to 1964. This compares with six million generation Xers born between 1965 and 1983. Generation Y, born across the 18 years to 2002, is expected to peak at about 7.4 million next decade.[1] With Australia’s population expected to swell by mid-century and the first wave […]

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HENRY REVIEW!

Posted on 12. May, 2010 by .

After nearly 2 years in the making the Rudd Government delivered its report as prepared by Ken Henry (Treasury) into the reform of the Australian Tax system.

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Economic Update

Posted on 21. Mar, 2010 by .

The world’s economic and sharemarket rebound from the global financial crisis continued in the fourth quarter of last year and into January, albeit at a more moderate pace. Following three dramatic quarters which […]

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Economic Update

Posted on 01. Feb, 2010 by .

The third quarter could be seen as the time when the global recession ended. The UK came out of its downturn, as did the US. This followed France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Thailand which left the downturn behind in the second quarter. Australia fared much better than most, avoiding a recession in statistical terms. […]

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