Monthly Commentary - APRIL 2018

Monday, 14 May 2018

Monthly Commentary - APRIL 2018
The US Federal Reserve increased the fed funds rate by 25 basis points in March citing continued labour market strength and improved economic conditions. In contrast, the Reserve Bank of Australia chose to leave official rates unchanged at 1.5% driven in large part by low inflation and uncertainty surrounding household consumption.

Federal Budget 2018-19

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Federal Budget 2018-19
The focus of this year’s budget was on reining in spending, cutting taxes for middle-income earners and small/medium businesses, and giving older Australians a bit of love.

Investment Bond: Case Studies

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Investment Bond: Case Studies
To explore the benefits of investment bonds, we have gathered some real-life case studies of some of our amazing clients (with their permission). Names changed of course!

Monthly Commentary - MARCH 2018

Monday, 09 April 2018

Monthly Commentary - MARCH 2018
The US Federal Reserve increased the fed funds rate by 25 basis points in March citing continued labour market strength and improved economic conditions. In contrast, the Reserve Bank of Australia chose to leave official rates unchanged at 1.5% driven in large part by low inflation and uncertainty surrounding household consumption.

Monthly Commentary - FEBRUARY 2018

Monday, 12 March 2018

Monthly Commentary - FEBRUARY 2018
Greater than usual attention is being paid to US inflation and while some indicators are suggesting an increase in price pressures, broad inflation measures are yet to show any cause for serious concern. Australian economic data is little changed, with global developments monopolising the spotlight.

Kids are terrible financial investments

Friday, 09 March 2018

retirement

The cost of education in Australia has risen a staggering 61% in the last decade, whilst child-raising costs have gone up by 50%. Meanwhile, our household incomes have only risen by about 25%, which means the cost of raising children is growing at double the rate of our average incomes. Yikes!

Monthly Commentary - JANUARY 2018

Friday, 16 February 2018

Monthly Commentary - JANUARY 2018
The US economy continued to show robust growth in the final quarter of 2017 while survey indicators suggest that momentum is likely to be maintained into the new-year. In Australia, consumer sentiment has shown further improvement and this is now being reflected in actual spending behaviour.
 

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