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30 09, 2016

International News (Issue 419) – 30 September 2016

By | September 30th, 2016|International News|0 Comments

International News (Issue 419) - 30 September 2016   The first US presidential debate this week was a big deal for many reasons. Firstly, it reminded me how truly scary the world would become if Donald took up office in the White House. I mean, it’s been some time since I have actively yelled at a [...]

30 09, 2016

Australian Market Summary (Issue 419) – 30 September 2016

By | September 30th, 2016|Australian News, Market Summary, Weekly market update|0 Comments

  Australian Market Summary (Issue 419) - 30 September 2016  Well the week and the month are likely to be flat as a tack. It was another week (this is a theme) that left me scratching my head again. Outside of the first US election debate, which I’ll address in the International News section, the [...]

28 09, 2016

Changes to Age Pension assets test from 1 Jan 2017

By | September 28th, 2016|Life Events, Retirees, Useful Articles|0 Comments

Changes to Age Pension assets test from 1 Jan 2017  The government’s changes to the Age Pension could affect your retirement income and potentially your retirement lifestyle. It is important to understand what the changes are, and what it means for you. The Age Pension and Assets Test Explained The Centrelink Age Pension assets test [...]

27 09, 2016

Why does the balance of my super fund go up and down?

By | September 27th, 2016|Prime Financial Group, Retirees, Superannuation incl. SMSF, Weekly market update|0 Comments

Why does the balance of my super fund go up and down? If you pay close attention to the value of your superannuation fund, and if, like most people, your money is spread across the main investment classes, you would have noticed that your retirement savings can both rise – and fall - in value. [...]

23 09, 2016

International News (Issue 418) – 23 September 2016

By | September 23rd, 2016|International News|0 Comments

  International News (Issue 418) - 23 September 2016 Ok, so before I talk about the two central bank meetings this week, let me quickly point out that the 4-largest ‘new-economy’ equities in the US market – Alphabet (formerly, Google), Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft are all trading at or about all-time highs (even MSFT is [...]