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23 November, 2021

An update for Q4 2021 from our CEO, Terry Dillon.

Welcome to the last edition of The Edge for 2021.

It's been another particularly challenging year for us all, dominated by necessary health caution and reduced freedoms. I'm confident that we can look forward to 2022 being very different, with a return to both state and international travel and tourism, new ways of living and working, and continued economic recovery in Australia and around the globe.

Despite the many bruises, it's also worthwhile reflecting on some of the positives and learnings from the past 20 months, a subject we explore in this edition of the Edge.  The fact is Australia has been able to navigate the past 20 months living relatively 'normally' with significantly less deaths on a per capita basis compared to many other countries.  Much of this can be attributed to our exceptional medical system, which was certainly tested in many states, and high vaccination take-up rate.

It's also interesting to me as an advice professional and investor to see how markets have responded to the events of the pandemic.  Following the lows of March 2020, the markets recovered sharply, and we've enjoyed some fantastic gains especially in equity and property markets throughout this year.

For those considering selling in the hot property market, in this edition of the Edge we look at the eligibility requirements for the Government’s downsizer scheme and contributing the proceeds of selling your home to super.  We also explore cryptocurrency and where digital 'coins' sit on the spectrum of investment and speculative buying opportunities.

As always if you have any feedback or thoughts you would like to share with me, please do so via email at ceo@sfg.com.au.

Thank you for your trust and ongoing support throughout 2021, and from all of us at Shadforth I’d like to wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable festive season.