Financial News & Changes

Are shares diving?

Key points - The US share market is long overdue a decent correction. This now appears to be unfolding and may have further to go as higher inflation, a slightly more aggressive Fed and higher bond yields are factored in.  - This will impact most share markets including Australian shares.  ...
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Review of 2017, outlook for 2018

– still in the "sweet spot" but expect more volatility ahead Key points - Despite the usual worry list, 2017 has been pretty good for investors as global growth and profits accelerated and central banks stayed benign as inflation stayed low.  - The “sweet spot” combination of solid global growth ...
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Watch out for tax scams

Tax time and that means a juicy refund may be just around the corner. It’s a busy time for scammers too, and last year alone 48,000 Australians fell prey to tax scams between July and October. Already this year, the Tax Office has registered over 17,067 scam reports with victims ...
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2017-18 Federal Budget update

Here’s a roundup of some of the key Budget proposals put forward, and a look at how they might affect your financial goals — whether you’re starting out in your working life, building a career and family, or enjoying the fruits of your labour in retirement. Remember, at this stage ...
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Super changes are coming

2 things you can do now While the government will reduce the amount of money you can put into super from 1 July 2017, the good news is that you could still take advantage of opportunities before the financial year ends. The Australian Government’s May 2016 Federal Budget proposals and ...
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Women Are Building Financial Intelligence

International Women’s Day on 8 March encourages us to aim for parity for women. On average, Australian women are paid 17.1% less than meni. They also tend to spend more time away from paid work to have children and care for loved ones which impacts their income, savings and superannuation. ...
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