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20170721 – Portfolio Activity

Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe delivered a decidedly neutral statement when announcing the bank’s decision to leave interest rates at 1.5% this week. Whilst the decision was entirely expected, some had anticipated that the bank may signal a subtle shift towards a tightening bias in due course

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20170707 – Portfolio Activity

Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe delivered a decidedly neutral statement when announcing the bank’s decision to leave interest rates at 1.5% this week. Whilst the decision was entirely expected, some had anticipated that the bank may signal a subtle shift towards a tightening bias in due course

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20170630 – Portfolio Activity EOFY

In another volatile week of trading, the ASX200 has fallen more than a 1% after failing to break through 5800 on the upside early in the week. Financials have been in the spotlight as the Senate passed the bank bill levy unchanged and Moody’s downgraded credit ratings of all Australian banks

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20170623 – Portfolio Activity

In another volatile week of trading, the ASX200 has fallen more than a 1% after failing to break through 5800 on the upside early in the week. Financials have been in the spotlight as the Senate passed the bank bill levy unchanged and Moody’s downgraded credit ratings of all Australian banks

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The Budget 2017/2018

In a shortened trading week, the local share market looks like it will finish positively today and close flat for the week after trading lower in the first days after the Easter break. The ASX200 index tested 5,800 on a number of occasions.

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Figuring out Your Retirement Plan

Retirement is a time of huge change — emotional, psychological and financial. On the one hand, it’s a well-deserved opportunity to sit back and enjoy the rewards of your many years of hard work, but unless you’re prepared, it can also create enormous stress and uncertainty.

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Grexit

There was an interesting article by Alan Kohler on the possibility of a Greek exit (Grexit) from the European Union (EU) in today’s Australian newspaper.

A Grexit looks more and more likely!

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