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24 03, 2017

Australian Market Summary (Issue 441) – 24 March 2017

By | March 24th, 2017|Australian News, Market Summary, Uncategorized, Weekly market update|0 Comments

  Australian Market Summary (Issue 441) - 24 March 2017 We saw the first signs of the market tiring this week, with global markets a touch weaker. Australia’s ASX200 softened up a little over 1% by Thursday’s close, with the large-cap banks and miners reversing some of their recent strength and lagging the market. Thursdays [...]

23 03, 2017

What are the rules for borrowing money through your SMSF?

By | March 23rd, 2017|Financial & Retirement Planning, Superannuation incl. SMSF, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What are the rules for borrowing money through your SMSF? Many Australians budget for their retirement using Self Managed Super Funds (SMSFs), because they want more control over how their superannuation is invested. Since 2007, you can borrow money through your SMSF to invest in assets, such as real estate, shares and managed funds, but [...]

17 03, 2017

International News (Issue 440) – 17 March 2017

By | March 17th, 2017|International News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

  International News (Issue 440) - 17 March 2017 Given my remarks earlier on the U.S Federal Reserve interest rate hike, I will keep this super brief. The Dutch election came and went without too much concern for the Eurozone, and investors will now turn their focus to the French elections next month.   Index [...]

17 03, 2017

Australian Market Summary (Issue 440) – 17 March 2017

By | March 17th, 2017|Australian News, Market Summary, Uncategorized, Weekly market update|0 Comments

  Australian Market Summary (Issue 440) - 17 March 2017 I looked at my notes this week and realized it could be pleasantly short note today. With reporting season now over, the corporate news-flow has slowed to a trickle, leaving markets to respond to purely macro-economic action. We had some new consumer and business confidence [...]

16 03, 2017

Should you forget your super and attack your mortgage while rates are low?

By | March 16th, 2017|Lending & Finance, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Should you forget your super and attack your mortgage while rates are low? With a limited budget and a mortgage, many Australians wonder whether they should add more money to their super or increase their home loan repayments. With the tax advantages of super, topping up your balance in preparation for retirement seems like a [...]