A relief rally for (most) markets Global shares rose 10% and 3.6% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Emerging markets were relative underperformers (up 2%) as their currencies remained under pressure during the month with the Australian dollar appreciating against the Chinese Yuan, Brazilian Real and others. Factors such as sizeable coronavirus outbreaks in emerging…

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Michelle Walker from Katz Recruitment writes that looking for work during the current crisis can be stressful. Just like any challenging situation in life, one must take control and action to reach a successful outcome. Here are some tips that will help you advance your career and help while looking for work: 1. Stay Positive –…

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March 2020 Flight to safety globally escalated Global shares fell -13.4% and -8.3% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Emerging markets were relative underperformers (down -10.9%) as they were caught up in a flight to liquidity (cash) by investors seeking safe-haven assets instead. An oil price war triggered by Saudi Arabia also impacted emerging markets…

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Overview The advent of a global pandemic in COVID-19 has been a shocking event in many ways, more obviously from a health perspective. COVID-19 is clearly a highly dangerous virus for those over 70 and those with existing health conditions. Having said that there have also been cases of people who are both relatively young…

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We are here for youWhilst we may change the way we do business to keep you, and us, safe and well, we are open for business as usual. We continue providing financial advice to our clients and community during these uncertain times. Stay safe, stay well, and remember we are here for you.

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March 2020 Flight to safety globally Global shares fell -8.5% and -4.9% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Emerging markets were relative outperformers (only down -1.6%) with COVID-19 (a.k.a. coronavirus) outbreaks outside of China and their economic impact a driving concern for global share markets. Domestically, Australian shares underperformed international markets falling -7.7% in February.…

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Did you know there is over 10[1] million Australians with a superannuation account, approximately 36% of which hold more super accounts, which make up  $20.8[2] billion in ‘lost super’. Is some of that yours? Find it Moved house? Changed jobs? Don’t know where your teenage self stashed your super? It’s easy to track it down.…

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If you want to get ahead, financially, it’s necessary to take some steps to get there. It may seem daunting and overwhelming but like anything, if you have a professional guiding you along the way, small steps can lead to something great. Step 1: Seek advice It’s hard to achieve great success without a team…

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What is income protection? Also known as ‘salary continuance insurance’ or ‘disability income insurance’, income protection provides a portion of your income, for example 75% of your annual salary, if you are unable to work due to injury or sickness for a certain period of time. You need to advise your annual salary when you…

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If you are in your 40s and feeling like your financial fitness could do with an overhaul, then make 2020 the year to do it! These days your 40s is mid-life, given the average age expectancy for men is 84.7 years and for women it is 87.3 years1. Rather than have a mid-life crisis and…

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