11 May

Budget 2018 Australian Federal Budget Summary

By | 2017-06-16T15:16:09+11:00 May 11th, 2017|Business Owners, Economy, Prime Financial Group, Retirees, Superannuation incl. SMSF|0 Comments

  It’s that time of year again it seems. Unlike past examples where we have gone into specific detail on measures included in the 2018 Federal Budget, this note has been written from a bigger picture perspective today. The 2018 Budget itself is a reasonably simple one in many respects, so there isn’t a massive [...]

8 Dec

A look into 2017 for Australian Investors

By | 2017-06-16T15:16:14+11:00 December 8th, 2016|Economy, Market Summary|0 Comments

A look into 2017 for Australian investors as at December 2016 2017 Key Takeaways – Australia’s capacity hangover & Trump uncertainty Australia’s economy has significant excess capacity and lacks the momentum seen in the rest-of-the-world Australia’s economy is lacking income impetus > export income, investment income, household income & corporate profit momentum (excluding resources) is [...]

7 Jul

2016 Australian Election & Brexit: Impact on Investors?

By | 2017-06-16T15:16:20+11:00 July 7th, 2016|Australian News, Economy, International News|0 Comments

  2016 Australian Election & Brexit - How does it impact investors?   In mid-May 2016 we officially flagged our increasing caution towards investment markets and our strong advice to raise cash levels amid the adoption of a conservative outlook for medium-term portfolio returns.   At that point we highlighted a suggested rise in CASH [...]

4 May

Budget 2016: Big changes to super & more

By | 2017-06-16T15:16:22+11:00 May 4th, 2016|Business Owners, Economy, Prime Financial Group, Retirees, Superannuation incl. SMSF|0 Comments

  Budget 2016 Update - Big changes to super & more In the last 24-hours there have been several significant announcements and events that are relevant to investment strategies.   The release of the 2016-2017 Australian Federal Budget last night carried with it many significant proposals, most particularly to taxation & the superannuation system.   [...]