Australian dollar spikes higher, will rates follow?

Jul 18, 2017 admin Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

Aussie Aussie Aussie!” you could almost hear the Australian Reserve Bank cheer this month. Tuesday’s release of the RBA minutes put financial markets into a tail spin. Friday night’s US data started the stronger Aussie trend. US inflation failed to impress – showing a second drop in 3 months. Analysts believed that the US Federal Reserve was less likely to push ahead with the removal of stimulus and policy tightening measures; meaning a lower interest rate differential between Australian and US interest rates. The Australian dollar (AUD) dutifully responded, adding 1 cent from ~75.40c US.

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ASIC focuses on ‘sophisticated investor’ certificates

Jul 08, 2017 admin Australian economy, Fixed Income, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

The corporate regulator is placing focus on accountants who could be harming retail investors by inappropriately providing “sophisticated investor certificates”.

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Australian Financial Year Wrap

Jul 05, 2017 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

Global Market Review - June Financial Year 2017

  • US Stocks hit new highs in June. Central Bank language from both the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank brought caution to markets. The US Fed raised interest rates a second time, leaving overnight yields at 1-1.25%.

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China to pick up SMSF money

Jun 22, 2017 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Global economy, news, SMSF 0 Comment

China has finally made it past the bouncers and granted entry to an exclusive club. The club’s ‘pass’ literally means investors have to hand over hard earned dollars.

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Super 2017

Jun 15, 2017 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

This End of Financial Year is even more important to a vast number of Australians.

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