There was a 1.9 per cent fall in the Westpac/Melbourne Institute consumer sentiment index for December, released last week. It currently sits at stands at 95.1 points, below the longer term average of 101.5 points. A reading below 100 points denotes pessimism, although economists believe are more apprehensive about how 2020 will unfold than negative….

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Workers hoping for a pay rise as their Christmas present are unlikely to find anything in their stocking as the Australian government revised down its forecasts for economic and wages growth in its mid-year economic update. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann released the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) – the government’s…

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Hey gang, get up to speed on this week’s financial trends with my market updates. Read on for a snapshot of what is ‘an inverted yield curve’ and why it’s creating panic in the global markets: In very simple terms, an inverted yield curve is the canary of the health of the global economy. It’s…

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A few years of stellar returns has convinced many people that investing in property is a sure thing....

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How are your parents’ finances?

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

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Superannuation & Share dive

Every working Australian is invested in the sharemarket… through their superannuation. As global sharemarkets tank and the doomsayers...

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