Addressing the Royal Commission

In recent times you may have noticed the significant degree of negative press as a result of the royal commission into both the banking and financial services sector.  Both sectors have come under heavy scrutiny, with the big banks facing the heat for their practices and the advice they’ve given. To put it into perspective,…

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The Good, Bad & Ugly Of The Federal Budget 2018

You may have tuned in on Tuesday 8 May 2018 as the Australian Government handed down its Federal Budget. Whether you were focused on the release or attending to other things, there are highlights we believe are important, and that you take the time to understand what the Budget proposals mean – and how they…

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Changes to Superannuation Contributions Caps

If you weren’t aware, there were changes from 1 July 2017 in regards to your super. This affects how much you can contribute to your superannuation account without exceeding the contribution caps, as well as the tax payable on certain contributions, and eligibility for some tax concessions. To help, we’ve broken down how it may impact…

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Trade Wars & Impact On The Investor Market

Trump Vs Rest of World Trade Wars

Trump vs. the World – Our perspective on world markets and the impact of Trade Wars If the week’s headline doesn’t mention the words Australian Cricket and cheating scandal, we are instead bombarded with news from the States surrounding Mr Trump and his next move. This leads comfortably into the topic of trade wars and…

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The share market fall, what does it mean?

Share market fall February 2018

Should we be worried about the recent share market fall both locally and overseas? After an exceptionally strong year in markets throughout 2017, volatility over the past few days has struck back. At the time of this writing, the S&P 500® Index has fallen roughly 10% from its record close in late January. The Australian…

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