Blog posts

Markets meet tough challenges

22 Feb 2016

Geopolitical issues dominated global news headlines as the year drew to a close, overshadowing macro and micro fundamentals.

Market chaos: It's all Chinese to me

13 Jan 2016

The Australian market has taken its lead from China as concerns of a ‘hard landing,’ China’s newly implemented stock market circuit breakers and the devaluation of the Renminbi (RMB) have sent shock waves around global equity markets.

What Star Wars teaches us financially

23 Nov 2015

Watching as an adult, there are fantastic life lessons and moral values in these movies. There are even terrific financial lessons in the messages.

Holidays of a lifetime

20 Nov 2015

To give you some inspiration we took a look around the world at some of the more unusual destinations on offer.

Does the holiday home dream stack up?

20 Nov 2015

It’s coming to that time of year when you spend time relaxing with family and friends in your favourite holiday destinations. A thought that often follows is, ‘Wouldn’t this be a great place to buy for our future holidays and as an investment for our retirement?’

Turning an app idea into a success story

20 Nov 2015

The mobile app market is booming, meaning big business opportunities for IT geeks and investors alike.

Investment market review

20 Nov 2015

A review of the quarter ended 30 September 2015.

Aged care — make the right retirement living choice

20 Nov 2015

Many of us save and plan for retirement, with our main focus on ensuring we have enough money to live the type of lifestyle that we want.

A volatile quarter

20 Nov 2015

International share markets fall as uncertainty spikes.

Merger and acquisition activity in Australia

05 Nov 2015

2015 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in Australia since the global financial crisis.

Impact of the falling Australian dollar

05 Nov 2015

Over the past year the Australian dollar (AUD) has fallen almost 20 per cent from 88 cents to just under 73 cents against the US dollar (USD). The falling AUD not only affected the Australian economy, but also influences companies listed on the ASX from both a revenue and costs perspective.

The art of achieving what is important to you

16 Oct 2015

Recently I attended the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes exhibition at the NSW Art Gallery. Not only did I enjoy viewing the exhibitions, but I also enjoyed reading the descriptions next to each painting. I am a 'mindset' type of person.