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Reserve Bank of Australia lowers official cash rate

Interest rate announcement - June 2019Last month, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) held the cash rate at its record low of 1.5 per cent for the 30th month in a row, but minutes of the May meeting showed board members explicitly acknowledged the likelihood of a cut if unemployment did not fall. Official

2019 End of Financial Year Newsletter

The end of the financial year is coming, and so too is that one thing everybody dreads doing – their tax return. Even though your tax return can be lodged up to 31 October 2019, you may need to act now to implement some of the tax reduction and wealth building strategies outlined in this

Current market view

In 2017, we experienced a relatively benign year for investors with diversified portfolios. Returns were solid, with the typical Balanced super fund returning about 10% and volatility was low. So coming into 2018 confidence was high. But what transpired was an increase in volatility and in October and November, a strong correction in share prices

Beginners guide to property investment

Interest rate announcement - March 2019Today the Reserve Bank of Australia met to review the official cash rate. After last cutting rates in August 2016, the RBA have again decided to keep the cash rate on hold at 1.50% this month. Inflation is at 1.8% which is within the RBA’s target range of between

New Year’s Financial Resolutions

Interest rate announcement - February 2019Today the Reserve Bank of Australia met to review the official cash rate. After last cutting rates in August 2016, the RBA have again decided to keep the cash rate on hold at 1.50% this month. Inflation is at 2.1% which is within the RBA’s target range of between

2018 Market Review & Outlook for 2019

2018 was a year characterised by high volatility and ultimately poor returns in markets across the board. After a strong start in early January 2018, volatility returned with a vengeance in February and October, with US markets experiencing their biggest fall since 2016. Markets remained somewhat volatile throughout the remainder of the year, causing majority

Housing Market: slowing down or crashing?

Interest rate announcement - December 2018 Today the Reserve Bank of Australia met to review the official cash rate. After last cutting rates in August 2016, the RBA have again decided to keep the cash rate on hold at 1.50% this month. Inflation is at 2.1% which is within the RBA’s target range of between