The recovery rally marches on Global shares rose 4.7% and 3.4% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Emerging markets continued to struggle (down -0.6%) with political tension within Hong Kong and heightened US tensions driving Chinese equities lower for the month (China accounts for ~40% of the benchmark index making a major driver). Australian shares…

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Are you a new technology pioneer, or a proud ‘technophobe’? Wherever you sit on the digital spectrum, the transformative power of technology is undeniable. What’s important is how you harness it. From energy to communications, cars to apps and beyond, there are a myriad of ways that technology can help you simplify your life, save…

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Leading Advice announces offer of free financial guidance for those facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 Leading Advice is stepping up to support the local community by offering free financial guidance to everyday Australians who have fallen on tough times during the COVID-19 crisis. The offer is part of a nation-wide initiative by one of…

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Our guest writer this month is Albert Murphy from Your Property Empire with his 5 tips. Here you will learn five advanced property investment tips and techniques. In fact, these are the same tips I’ve used to grow my portfolio to 9 in a few short years.  1. Get your Property Investment plan  Investors that fail to…

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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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