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General News


The Blind Leading the Blind

20
Aug 2021

The Blind Leading the Blind On the 4th of August, CommSec, Australia’s largest online broker released a statement. It began: The limits on trades without a cash deposit are changing from 04 September, 2021. In light of recent market volatility, CommSec is changing trading limits to help protect our customers and minimise risk associated with investing […]

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Good and Getting Better!

17
Jun 2021

“Good and getting better!” Those are the first words he says every time he visits our office. The question he’s asked that prompts such positivity? “How have you been?” He’s a long-term client, now into his mid 50’s whose optimism never fails to impress us. You might be wondering why is this man so positive? […]

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End of Financial Year Reminder 2020/21

17
Jun 2021

Salary Sacrificing a Bonus Awarded a bonus at work? Depending on circumstances, it may be worth salary sacrificing the bonus into   superannuation. This can increase retirement savings & lower taxable income. The benefit depends on the difference between the 15% tax on super contributions and your marginal tax rate. Also be aware of the    concessional […]

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Forget The Property Crash & Focus On Tangible Risks

9
Jul 2020

Forget The Property Crash & Focus On Tangible Risks July 8, 2020 When people contact us about property investing it’s usually for one of two reasons. “Can you help me get into property investing?” “Can you help me get out of property investing?” On the first question the answer is always no. The high transaction […]

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Old & New, Slow & Fast

9
Jul 2020

Old & New, Slow & Fast July 2, 2020 Last week we took a look at how someone might mistake their knowledge, expertise or success in one area for giving them some insight into investing or investment markets. While someone can be brilliant or knowledgeable in their field, it’s not exactly translatable.  No one should […]

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Sharemarket Lessons from past Crises

3
Mar 2020

Since mid-January, the Coronavirus COVID-19 has increasingly dominated daily news. For a time, the spread of the virus didn’t dent investor sentiment. Indeed, on February 20, the key indexes of US and Australian share prices hit all time highs; bond yields had held fairly steady; exchange rates were said to be “boring”; and in Sydney […]

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Coronavirus and You

27
Feb 2020

The Corona Virus. For weeks there was calm. Then suddenly there was panic. Admittedly, it was surprising. Markets have been moving upwards without a hitch for a while and initially they shrugged the Coronavirus off. Australian investors, getting little joy from cash, may have been pushing into the market. The US has been offering solid […]

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Walking in to the Spider’s Web

27
Feb 2020

Why do we do the things we do? If only there were simple answers! When it comes to investing, sometimes we have the simple answers. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Behaviour has dug into some of the mindsets and behaviours of investors who have been defrauded. Titled ‘Profiling Victims of Investment Fraud: […]

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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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