Oil Shenanigans

May 28, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Global economy, news, SMSF 0 Comment

In recent weeks, oil has had a stellar run. Back in 2016, the oil price collapsed, trading just under $30p/b. Last week it topped $80p/b, lifting around 6% in a month, or 160% from the 2016 lows.

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Who's GARY?

May 20, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Equity, news, SMSF 0 Comment

Over the last 20years, nearly half of the Australian stock market's return can be attributed to healthy, reliable dividends. This dividend stream needs to eventually grow, and companies that are well placed to do this are called Gary. No, not your neighbour Gary, rather Growth-at-reasonable-yield companies.

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Global Market Review April 2018

May 05, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Fixed Income, Global economy, news 0 Comment

Global stocks had a better month after a weak March. The US/China trade war saw China retaliate with 128 US goods being slapped with a 25% tariff. Chinese stocks weakened 2.7%.

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End of the great money pump

May 04, 2018 admin Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

Central Banks have been responsible for the most unprecidented economic policy in modern times.

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Global Market Review March 2018

Apr 04, 2018 admin Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news 0 Comment

The Australian stock market had a rollercoaster ride in March, initially dipping on President Trump’s announcement of 25% Tariffs on steel and 10% on aluminium imports. Australia negotiated a carve out, enabling stocks to somewhat recover. However the Banking Royal Commission and a weakness in technology stocks (in light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal) left the index 3.8% weaker.

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