Welcome to our newsletter for May 2019. Having examined the Budget last month, this month we steer well clear of politics. Instead, we have a good look at the state of the share market and also have a good think about interest rates and their likely next move. Enjoy!
Welcome to our newsletter for April 2019. A bumper edition, this one, as we reflect on the effects of the federal Budget from earlier this week. Whether the Treasurer’s announcements come to pass depends on what happens next month in the Federal election. But our analysis will help you make up your mind. We also take a look at the impact of a change that was introduced in last year’s Budget. Have a read and see if you are affected.
Welcome to our newsletter for March 2019. In this edition, we take a deeper look at the Australian share market – which has ‘roared back’ since our last newsletter. Once again, we see the Australian market acting in concert with the US market. But we also include a discussion of dividends and the impact they have on overall returns for share market investors. We hope you enjoy the newsletter and that the month of March is a good one for you.
Welcome to our first newsletter for 2019. We hope that this New Year will be a peaceful and happy one for you and your loved ones. We look forward to continuing to provide you with high-quality advice about all aspects of your financial management. Please do not ever hesitate to contact us if there is anything that you would like to discuss. We hope you enjoy our newsletter.
The Australian share market continued its fall over the past month. Pretty clearly, this fall is being driven by changing sentiment in the US market. When we look at the drivers of the US market, this does not make a lot of sense. But the old saying appears to be true: when the American market catches a cold, the rest of the world sneezes.
In this July newsletter, we have a look at the financial year that has just ended. And, when we compare residential property and the share market (Australia’s two largest investment markets), we see a marked contrast: a great year for share market investors, not so great for residential property investors. Unless they invest in Hobart. Indeed, Hobartians with a decent share portfolio should be the happiest people in the country right now.
Can Airbnb affect property prices? Some think so. In this month’s newsletter we discuss various factors affecting residential property investment, including a potential shift away from longer-term tenancies to short stay situations. Read on to find out more.
How many years does it take to own a home? This month’s newsletter examines the factors that affect housing affordability. The results may surprise you. And the share market went for a gentle walk in April. Read all about it.
Welcome to our April newsletter. March was quite a month on world share markets, with the US’ introduction of trade tariffs spooking shareholders in that country and others, including Australia. Our market fell, but by nowhere near as much as the US market. What will happen next? In property, prices continue to cool in Australia’s largest markets. Is this a peak or a plateau? Read on to find out.
This newsletter continues our focus on using the current state of the markets to teach our readers more about investing. The share market had a sharp fall and a gradual rise during February - read on to find out more.
Welcome to 2018! This is our first newsletter for the year and we take the opportunity to wish you all the very best for the coming 12 months. This newsletter includes a property and share market update, and we are releasing it at the same time as we are releasing our updated Guide to Negative Gearing, which you can access from our website.
In this newsletter, we run the ruler over the property and share market returns not just for this month but for this entire year. We also reproduce some articles on behavioural finance that we recently published on our website.