Factors affecting the world economy 2022

2022 world economy: the big factors to watch closely

- January 20, 2022 5 MIN READ

Will 2022 be the year where the world economy recovers from the pandemic? That’s the big question on everyone’s lips as the holiday season ends and the new year really begins. One complicating factor is that most of the latest major forecasts were published in the weeks before the omicron variant swept the world. At… Read more »

NFTs are speculative and overblown

NFTs are an “overblown speculative bubble inflated by pop culture”

- January 14, 2022 4 MIN READ

Comedian Robin Williams once called cocaine “God’s way of telling you you are making too much money”. This role may now have been overtaken by non-fungible tokens (NFTs), the blockchain-based means to claim unique ownership of easily copied digital assets, writes University of Canberra’s John Hawkins. The latest NFT mania involves fantastic amounts of money… Read more »

Emerging lending trends of 2022

The emerging lending trends of 2022

- December 27, 2021 4 MIN READ

WLTH CEO Brodie Haupt outlines the emerging lending trends of 2022 and what to look out for. If you are in the housing market or contemplating entering, it is crucial to pay close attention to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) lenders’ moves, and their impact on your mortgage. With the economy taking a brutal… Read more »

Boxing Day sales tips

Gloves off: How to make the most of the Boxing Day sales

- December 21, 2021 3 MIN READ

Getting amongst the crowds at the Boxing Day sales is almost as traditional as Christmas itself. Boxing Day as a day-after-Christmas holiday started in the UK and its origins are debated. The most likely reason the holiday started as ‘boxing day’ was to honour servants and errand boys. Traditionally, the day after Christmas was the… Read more »

Will the housing market cool down?

Will the housing market cool down in 2022? Insights from WLTH’s CEO

- December 16, 2021 3 MIN READ

Moves by APRA, migration outflows, mortgage demands, and overvalued house prices lead us to predict a housing market cool down. The Australian property market has enjoyed incredible growth in the past two years, pushing aside predictions that the global pandemic would cause property prices to plummet. Australia’s property market has sustained strong price gains through… Read more »

Hot property market is cooling.

Is the hot property market starting to cool?

- November 19, 2021 2 MIN READ

I’m starting to get a lot of anecdotal evidence that the hot property market, particularly in Sydney, is cooling. Last weekend the combined capitals auction market experienced its second busiest week of the year, with 3,562 homes taken to auction – up 8.2 per cent. This week properties for sale are up again to 3,810.… Read more »

Super stapling is here

What’s super stapling and do you have to do anything?

- November 19, 2021 3 MIN READ

Super stapling is the new buzzword in superannuation circles (ooh, now there’s a circle we all want to be in). Here’s what the changes mean for you. Some changes to superannuation have come into effect this month that may affect the way your super is managed. Under the old ‘default’ superannuation system, if you started… Read more »

Signs of peak greed

Are we seeing the warning signs of “peak greed”?

- November 12, 2021 2 MIN READ

Warren Buffett has been very busy selling shares and switching to cash, indicating that he thinks the sharemarket is at “peak greed”. Buffett is regarded as one of the world’s best investors. The 91 year old runs an investment company called Berkshire Hathaway based in Omaha, Nebraska… he’s known as the Oracle of Omaha. I… Read more »