Newsletter – October 2020

* Cash is King no longer applies
* 2020 Federal Budget & Implications
* Superannuation changes in the Budget
* Salary Sacrifice / Personal Tax-deductible Super Contributions
* Cashing out your Super in Retirement
* Residential Property Prices
* Sustainable Investing – a look at Australian Companies

Newsletter – September 2020

* What has happened in Financial Markets since late February?
* Can Tech Stocks keep rising or is it a bubble?
* Morgan Housel on finding the sensible balance between optimism and pessimism
* The role of Fixed Interest Investments (Bonds)
* Navigating the new assets test limit for the Age Pension

Newsletter – August 2020

* Where to next for the share market – the positive ( “Bull”)  case
* Where to next for the share market – the negative (“Bear”) case
* Gold is running hot
* How dominant are the big  5 US Tech companies? Very!
* Tightening Bank Credit Standards
* The good times for Bank investors ended some time ago

Newsletter – July 2020

* Will the US Stock Market continue to ignore any Bad News?
* The Global Vaccine Race offers hope but not certainty
* Hamish Douglass from Magellan on the very uncertain outlook
* It is all about Technology
* China’s Assertiveness is a serious threat that could have big consequences

Newsletter – June 2020

* Can the Stock market keep rising despite weak economic fundamentals?
* Australian Interest Rates
* End of Financial Year – Super Contributions & Pension Payments
* Superannuation – Contribution Flexibility for older Australians
* Changes to Minimum Pensions for next Financial Year – 2020/21

Newsletter – May 2020

* Escalating US-China tensions threaten the share market recovery
* Some challenges and likely changes as a result of coronavirus
* Australian Banks under pressure
* How long Will a Vaccine Really Take
* Reduced Minimum Payments for Income Streams (private pensions)
* Early Access to Super
* Deeming Rates for Centrelink Age Pensions

Newsletter – February 2020

* Coronavirus and the growing impact in financial markets
* What is happening in financial advice post the Hayne Royal Commission
* Changes to Income Protection insurance cover across the industry
* No new CommInsure policies from 31 March 2020
* Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

Newsletter – January 2020

* Cash is safe but a poor option for longer-term investors
* A challenge for investors – Share-market valuations are looking stretched
* Are geopolitical shocks a threat to share prices?
* The World’s Largest Cities
* Sydney’s rapidly growing population has big implications
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Newsletter – September 2019

* Falling Bond rates change everything 
* Government, Corporate & Mortgage-backed bonds
* What strategies can be used to obtain and retain the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC)?
* Retirees facing steep increases for basic living costs

Newsletter – August 2019

*  Unfortunately, we probably do have a serious Trade War
* It’s a crazy world – Government Bonds at negative interest rates
* Increasing signs of a slowing Global Economy
* What are the European Central Bank (ECB) & the US Fed doing about it?
* Do protests in Hong Kong matter to investors?
* Centrelink Gifting Rules

Newsletter – June 2019

* It is all about Interest Rates!!
* Superannuation contributions before the end of Financial Year: act now!
* Will the higher HEM (Household Expenditure Measure) offset APRA loosening and again reduce borrowing capacity?
* Top Takeaways from Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report

Newsletter – May 2019

* A quick summary of what the Federal election means for some key policies
* The Federal election impact on Australian Shares
* The Coalition wins a third term – your superannuation policy update in preparation for the end of the financial year
* Superannuation changes from 1 July 2019
* Australia’s Population Growth remains very high

Newsletter – March 2019

* Economic slowdown worldwide suggests caution is warranted with equities
* Residential versus commercial property
* The factors that drive Residential Property
* Commercial Property
* Federal Budget Update: coming next week