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Market Volatility Update – June 2022

June 16th, 2022

As you would have witnessed over the recent period, investment markets have been extremely volatile. We wanted to take the opportunity to provide you with some context and emphasise the importance of reflecting on investment fundamentals during such challenging times. In this regard, we wish to provide several important insights on prevailing macroeconomic conditions andread more

Scams and Fraudulent Investment – Protecting Your Wealth

June 1st, 2022

In late 2021, we released an article on our website exploring the story of a client who nearly lost $100,000 to an elaborate and sophisticated scam (click here for that story). That situation, thankfully, ended with nothing more than a near-miss and a lesson learned. However, more recently, another fraudulent investment scam has cropped up,read more

The Impact of Rising Interest Rates on Your UK Pension Transfer

May 18th, 2022

Following several years of the RBA keeping Australia’s Cash Rate Target below 1.00%, 4 May 2022 saw an increase of 0.25% - the first interest rate rise this year. While the immediate reaction to this tends to focus on the property market and how it will impact home loans, less is covered regarding the impactread more

Received a Large Windfall of Cash? Here’s What to Do Next

December 10th, 2021

If you’ve been paying attention to the news in WA recently, you’ll likely have come across the story of 55 members of a lottery syndicate who scored themselves around $1.4 million each. It’s a story that has brought some welcome good news to the headlines, and especially in the leadup to Christmas we suspect itread more

Investment Review 2020-21

August 6th, 2021

The volatility of the global economy around the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic left many investors concerned about their investments. As we review the financial year that was, we’re seeing a strong return to form in investment markets, after an initial plunge in March 2020. A stimulatory approach from governments around the world, and particularlyread more

Older Australians: Where are they spending their money?

May 6th, 2019

As life moves forward, it is important to be more mindful of where our money goes, and how we allocate our spending. This is particularly relevant at retirement, as our regular source of income can change from wages to a pension. Recent statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics outlines the spending habits ofread more

Market Watch October 2018 – Volatility

October 12th, 2018

Over the past week or so, global share markets have fallen significantly due to growth concerns. One of the catalysts is the concern that rising US longer-term interest rates could lead to slower US and global economic growth, while another is the ongoing concern that the US-China trade frictions could develop into a more significantread more

Market Watch – Volatility

April 4th, 2018

The volatility of markets around the world naturally leaves investors concerned about the security of their investments. While this is understandable, it is also critical to understand why markets are volatile, how to manage the impact of volatility in the market, and the implications of cashing out your investments. Why are markets volatile? Many thingsread more

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