Vaccination rollouts en masse Global shares fell 0.8% and 0.4% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Global equities were influenced in part by volatility in US markets. Sizeable retail-initiated positioning in certain small stocks triggered de-leveraging (selling positions) by investors and contributed to broader market weakness. In addition, concerns additional stimulus would not be forthcoming…

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With the increased activity online – be it due to working from home, home schooling, or simply because we have found a great availability of engaging and interesting content and streaming services, we are online a lot more and need to consider if we are adhering to safe cyber practices at home. This means having…

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There are over 29 million pets in Australia with approximately 61% of households owning one of these 29 million pets. Of that 61%, most are dog owners at 40%, followed by cat owners at 27%. In 2019, over 60% of dog and cat owners considered their pet as a member of their family1[1] – which…

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Vaccine hopes surged Global shares rose 7.7% and 12.2% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Global equities were led on the upside by European equities with the German market up 15% and the French rising 20.1%, both in local currency terms. Positive vaccine trial results from the likes of Moderna and Pfizer were the major…

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Having an appropriate financial plan in place covers more than just investments and insurance. The same goes for a financial adviser – there are some you will just click with, who you will feel comfortable opening up to and working with over the long term, to improve your financial future. You’re better off Research by…

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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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Pandemic concerns reappear… Global shares fell -3.2% and -1.1% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Global equities were led on the downside by both US and European equities with the German market down over -9.4%. Emerging markets rose 4.2% during September in Australian Dollar (AUD) terms with the Chinese market performing strongly whilst other developing…

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The cost of goods and services will always be on the rise The increasing cost of goods and services is a reality most Australians have to deal with. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that living expenses for employee households were up by 1.1% from March 2020, compared to March 20191. This may…

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Federal Budget Summary The announcements in this update are proposals unless stated otherwise. These proposals need to successfully pass through Parliament before becoming law and may be subject to change during this process. What you need to know The Budget is forecast to result in a record deficit peaking at $966 billion (44% of GDP)…

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