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Market Watch – A bumpier ride

– Trump’s trade tariffs with possible repercussions in the form of a trade war and a shake-up in technology stocks, led by Facebook on the back of its privacy violation, meant March was a bumpy ride for Wall Street. The U.S. stock market finished the first quarter of 2018 with losses for the first time…

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Control, Alt, Delete: Reset your approach to money in 2017

We are officially a quarter of the way into the new year. So how are those new year’s resolutions tracking? If you resolved to eat healthier, sleep more, or actually attend that pump class that’s been in the diary since forever – you should hopefully be brimming full of energy by this point. If you…

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When the market doesn't matter

A goals-based investment approach isn’t focused on ‘beating the market’. It’s about tailoring your investments to meet your personal goals. Performance comparisons are unavoidable in the investment world. Every day you see investment managers  measuring their success by how much they’ve outperformed the market, or their peers, over a given time period. The problem with…

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A Trump Presidency

Market Watch Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential election has sent shock waves across the world. Even many Republicans have been surprised by the party’s unexpectedly strong performance, which is likely to see it keep a majority in both the Senate and House of Representatives, as well as winning the Presidency. The implications are…

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Supercharge your portfolios return

How dividends can supercharge a portfolios return As we are in a low interest rate environment at the moment it can be quite lucrative to understand and utilise the benefit of franked dividends, particularly within the superannuation environment.   How does it work? Listed companies that have paid tax at the company tax rate of 30%…

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