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What the latest profit reporting season tells us about Australian listed companies

- September 8, 2023 3 MIN READ

Yet another fast and furious profit reporting season is over. We get bombarded with so much information that it’s pretty hard to get perspective on what actually happened. That’s why I always look forward to CommSec’s wrap up of reporting season to provide the overview. Here’s summary of CommSec’s key takeaways from this year. Aggregate… Read more »

Aussie dollar drops

Aussie dollar drops to a nine-month low

- August 25, 2023 2 MIN READ

The Aussie dollar has dropped sharply to a nine-month low and that impacts everyone. Our Australian dollar has dropped sharply over the last couple of weeks to a nine-month low. And the fact that our interest rate cycle is peaking while other countries are still raising rates is also dampening the value of the Aussie… Read more »

economists have been reassessing just how many more hikes are to come in this interest rate cycle.

How close is the peak of the interest rate cycle?

- October 14, 2022 4 MIN READ

As the dust has now settled after last week’s interest rate hike by the Reserve Bank, economists have been reassessing just how many more hikes are to come in this interest rate cycle. Three of the big four banks have revised their forecasts, after the lower than expected 0.25 per cent RBA October rate hike.… 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 »

Fixed rate home loan

Is it time to fix your home loan rate?

- November 5, 2021 3 MIN READ

Yesterday Westpac hiked its fixed rate home loan for the second time in less than two weeks, and today the CBA followed suit. Which begs the question: Is it time for a fixed-rate home loan? Three-year fixed-rate mortgages are tied to market rates of that term because banks borrow or hedge interest rate risk at… Read more »

Crash watchlist

Crash watchlist: stocks to buy if we get a pullback

- October 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

The volatility of global sharemarkets prompted me to ask sharemarket gurus for the stocks on their crash watchlist. I’m really lucky because every weekday on my Ausbiz program, The Call, I get to pick the brains of the best sharemarket analysts in the country. Like me, they are all a bit wary of the volatility… Read more »