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Updates & Review


We will bring you updates and reviews from time to time on financial service trends and changes as and when news becomes available.

We remind our clients that the information provided is general information only and highly recommend that before making any financial or investment decisions you consult a financial planner to take into account your personal investment objectives, financial situation and individual needs.

For specific information on how it relates to your circumstances, speak to one of our consultants today.

The legacy of unprofessionalism

17
Sep 2019

Trust comes naturally to some professions. Take a survey from any country and there will inevitably be a consistent top three in the trusted category: nurses, firefighters and doctors. It makes sense. At their core we have to trust these professions with our health and our safety. Doctors and nurses also provide guidance and comfort […]

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Media Omission and the market

17
Sep 2019

“The markets haven’t been very good lately,” the investor said with some concern. “Should we be doing something?”   Markets were off their highs. Trump was being Trump. August had been one of those months. Off nearly 5% in a week. Sideways for the next three. A slight upward burst at the end, but the […]

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Optimisim is the only realism

17
Sep 2019

A ‘3% plunge on the Dow Jones Index’ is ‘sparking fear that the US is on the verge of another recession as ‘more than than 60 billion of wealth was burnt’ on the Australian sharemarket. One analyst said there was ‘a plausible scenario in which the U.S. stock market now collapses by another 70%’ and former US Treasury Secretary, Larry […]

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Five Lessons from Goldsky

17
Jul 2019

12 July 2019   Over the weekend, the Australian Financial Review profiled one of the victims (story behind paywall) of the alleged Goldsky ponzi scheme, along with ASIC’s apparent lack of action in shutting Goldsky down before too many unsuspecting investors were drawn in. We briefly wrote about Goldsky last year, highlighting several sportspeople had seemingly been duped […]

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Lower Interest Rates Can Guarantee One Thing

17
Jul 2019

5 July 2019   Australia appears to be stuck in an economic malaise. Household debt has never been higher, wage growth is stagnant, gross domestic product per capita (everyone’s share of the economic pie) has been shrinking. And this was with interest rates already at record lows. Solution? Cut interest rates further. Will it work? […]

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Easter / Anzac Day

11
Apr 2019

As there are only 3 business days during the Easter and ANZAC Day period, please be advised that our office will be closed during that period. We will be closing the office from Friday 19th April and will reopen Monday 29th April. We wish you a happy and safe Easter.    

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Federal Budget Report 2019-20

9
Apr 2019

Federal Budget 2019 – What it means for you   Relaxing super rules for some over 65s and helping ease some cost of living pressures are just some of the key focuses of the Government’s 2019-20 Budget, released by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Tuesday 2 April 2019. This year’s Budget was particularly interesting in that it […]

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20 lessons in 20 years – Part 20 (1)

9
Apr 2019

Investing in good quality companies on the Australian stockmarket will remain a sensible strategy for the patient investor looking to build long-term wealth By Anton Tagliaferro, Ben van den Tol |  26 March 2019 Investing in the Australian stockmarket exposes investors directly to the endeavours of Australian company management and the growth of the Australian economy, […]

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20 lessons in 20 years – Part 19

9
Apr 2019

What is the most relevant benchmark when investing in the stockmarket? By Anton Tagliaferro and Michael O’Neill   In an industry which is very focused on performance, an investor who has read any fund manager reports will often see references to the ‘benchmark’ and how a certain Fund has performed versus its relevant benchmark. What […]

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20 lessons in 20 years – Part 18

9
Apr 2019

When is the best time to invest in the sharemarket and what is the best strategy for the cautious investor? By Anton Tagliaferro   At IML, over our 20-year journey, we have invested through several market cycles and we are often asked the question by investors as to when the best time to invest in […]

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