Hey gang, get up to speed on this week’s financial trends with my market updates.  Thankfully global sharemarkets have flattened out compared with the rollercoaster of the previous week. We should keep an eye on the American sharemarket tonight because the latest round of US-China trade talks are expected to be completed. Property Is All…

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According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a typical 25-34-year-old has close to $22,000 sitting in the bank and 35-44 year-olds have close to $30,000 sitting in the bank. But if the money isn’t going to be used for a home loan deposit anymore, you should consider getting it out of the bank and make…

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Understanding the emotion of the markets is just as important as getting a handle on the fundamentals. Here are my top strategies to cope with volatile sharemarkets: Don’t panic Stay calm. Get some good sound advice from a stockbroker, financial planner or wise investment savvy friend or relative. Never forget markets are simply a collection…

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Hey gang, get up to speed on this week’s financial trends with my market updates.  First of all, this has been a crazy, crazy week. It started beautifully with the last day of September showing the Australian sharemarket had risen 1.7 per cent in the September quarter (despite the 4 per cent loss in August)…

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For most Australians, the home mortgage, car loan and credit card debt are the three areas where most over-commitment occurs. If you find yourself in this situation, there is a way to manage it, but it’s important to speak up and ask for help.  With the help of counsellors and government consumer affairs officers we’ve…

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Hey gang, get up to speed on this week’s financial trends with my market updates.  This Week’s Economic Pulse – The Federal Budget is effectively balanced. The deficit for the 12 months to May 2019 was just $148 million…well below the full-year estimate of $4.2 billion made at the time of the April 2019 budget. According…

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Hey gang, get up to speed on this week’s financial trends with my market updates.  This Week’s Economic Pulse – Commsec have an amazing chart which tracks luxury car sales to house prices which points to a strong correlation between the two. I talked last week about general car sales falling 10 per cent in…

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A lot of shareholders will start receiving the annual report of companies they’ve invested in. They can be quite daunting documents. But don’t dismiss them because they are basically your company’s report card on how well they’ve done over the last year. So persevere… it’s worth it. Here’s my quick guide into what investors should look…

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Hey gang, get up to speed on this week’s financial trends with my market updates.  This has been a huge week for economic data and a barrage of diverse media commentary scaring everyone. So here’s my take: – Economic growth for June quarter came in at 0.5 per cent which translates to annual growth of…

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Do you remember the last time you checked your home loan to see if it’s still the best value option for you? Are you still on the lowest interest rate? Does it offer you the kind of flexibility you need at this stage of your life?  Chances are, you could easily access a better mortgage…

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It’s a funny thing when you realise that your parents are old. It makes you reflect on their...

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7 ways to make extra money… fast   Everyone has a moment of financial desperation. An unexpected big...

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