Global Markets Review - July 2019

Aug 03, 2019 admin Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news 0 Comment

  • The Australian stock market had a strong result in July, outperforming other developed markets.

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Pensioners in pain

Jul 12, 2019 admin Australian economy, Fixed Income, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

Every time the Reserve Bank of Australia cuts interest rates, we hear a cheer from mortgage holders, and a despondent sigh from retirees and pensioners. Mortgage holders clearly benefit from reduction in the interest rate calculation on their 20 something year mortgage obligation. But for retirees and pensioners living on fixed incomes, it means less spending power. This means they think twice about taking the grand kids to the movies or meeting a friend for a coffee, and for some, they actually skip meals or cut off power. It seems unfair for a generation that always saved and ‘built a nation’.

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RBA cuts rates to all-time low

Jun 04, 2019 admin Australian economy, Fixed Income, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

As expected the RBA cut rates for the first time since August 2016 to an all-time low of 1.25%.

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Global Markets Review May 2019

Jun 02, 2019 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news, SMSF 0 Comment

  • The Australian federal election dominated markets in May, with news polls and pundits favouring a change of government right up until election eve.

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REITs get boost from Federal Election and APRA

May 31, 2019 admin Australian economy, Equity, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

Australian Real Estate Investment Trusts (A-REITs) outperformed the stock market in May with thanks to a Coalition win, and bonus from APRA.

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