Economic Stimulus Package 2.0 You’ve read about this, and I’ve talked about it, all week, but quick recap of last Sunday’s announcements. – Small business will receive a 50 per cent rebate of their March and June quarter BAS or IAS from a minimum total (across both quarter) of $20,000 to a maximum $100,000. –…

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Who would want to be a Prime Minister/President today in this pandemic? Not me.  You’re bombarded with opinions (everyone seems to have a very loud and aggressive opinion these days) and, as a leader, the challenge is to cut out the white noise and take on board expert advice you can trust. This week saw…

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Another tense, confusing and, at times, scary week for financial markets as Governments and investors around the world come to grips with the devastation of the Coronavirus. It has been good to catch up with so many of you during my Facebook Live sessions this week. I usually do them at 1.30pm EDT every Tuesday…

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This is a week we’ll remember for all the wrong reasons. After 11 years of a constantly rising sharemarket (a bull market), we entered the fastest bear market in history.  A bear market is when the sharemarket drops more than 20 per cent from its peak. That peak for our sharemarket was February 20… yep, just…

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“May you live in interesting times” is a traditional Chinese curse. When you consider the origin of the  Coronavirus and the financial ructions it is causing around the world, the curse has a lot of modern day significance. In investment circles, Coronavirus is a “black swan” event… something absolutely no-one saw coming. There is no doubt…

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The rebound in the Australian home auction market continued last week as both the number of auctions and clearances continued to trend higher, according to the latest figures from CoreLogic. Across the combined capital cities, 2,446 homes went to auction, with a preliminary auction clearance rate of 77.7%. That’s up from 1,596 auctions the previous…

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Happy Friday everyone. Sharemarket continues to soar, gold is at a record high in Australian dollar terms and the Aussie dollar itself is at an 11 year low. It has been a big week of contrasts for financial markets – The sharemarket has been driven by good profit results from major companies. – Gold is…

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Hey gang, get up to speed on this week’s financial trends with my market updates. We’re in the midst of the profit reporting season from Australia’s major companies.  Stocks which are meeting their performance expectations are being rewarded… but those which aren’t are really being caned by investors. Out of the results this week, for…

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Hey gang, get up to speed on this week’s financial trends with my market updates. As most of you would realise I have been the Reserve Bank’s biggest cheerleader for many years. In my view both Governor’s… current Philip Lowe and predecessor Glenn Stevens… and their boards have done a sensational job in managing monetary…

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Hey gang, get up to speed on this week’s financial trends with my market updates. It’s been an absolute rollercoaster week on financial markets trying to cope with the nervousness surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, the arrival of Brexit and the profit reporting season in the United States. Share Markets would fall when the focus was…

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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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