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Economic outlook

Globally, Share markets were down during the December 2018 quarter with the Australian share market falling 8.4% and the global share market index dropping 11.1%. Market volatility spiked - to the highest levels last seen in 2016 when the share market was dealing with...

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Time to apply investment lessons

Every market cycle – bull or bear – provides opportunities for investors to improve their process for investing. The best thing to do is learn from past events and apply those lessons to your future investment strategies and circumstances. Lesson 1: Keep your cool   ...

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Market update

The Australian Dollar has proven resilient over the past year, averaging about 77 cents and continuing the shallow uptrend formed since a multi-year low around 70 cents in early 2016.  Looking forward, the Australian Dollar faces downside risks given Australia’s lower...

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Ensure your Super doesn’t exceed the caps

The concessional contributions cap was reset to $25,000 for everyone (irrespective of age) last year.  For those earning $210,000 or more – the compulsory Employer Superannuation Guarantee of 9.5 per cent will total around $20,000 a year and will see your...

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Let Common Sense Prevail

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. When it comes to investing, beauty can be seen as an opportunity. It's also important to see opportunities from both sides: some opportunities are there to be taken whilst others are to be avoided. Often these...

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