Month: July 2015

Strategic Financial Advice

Update on the Chinese Sharemarket – July 2015

Update on the Chinese sharemarket

China’s sharemarkets have fallen sharply in the last month. The main Shanghai Composite Index has fallen 32% since June, and this has been matched by falls in the smaller Shenzhen Stock Exchange and in Hong Kong listed China shares. This follows a remarkable 160% increase from May 2014 to 12 June 2015. Despite the recent falls, Chinese shares are still up 72% this year to 10 July 2015.  …

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Lending & Finance

Australian House Market Report – July 2015

Key take outs from the latest Australian House Market Report prepared by RP Data and National Australia Bank include:

  • Nationally (capital city) house values increased by 7.9% for the 12 months to April 2015
  • Sydney recorded strongest growth….
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Strategic Financial Advice

Economic Update – June 2015

Read the latest monthly market update – covering economic and investment market issues from around the world, as well as locally.

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Strategic Financial Advice

Update on the Situation in Greece

The victory of the 'no' vote in Greece has increased the likelihood of a Greek exit from the eurozone, however concerned investors should keep in mind that the Greek economy represents just 0.25 per cent of global GDP.

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Strategic Financial Advice

Are you better off buying Insurance through your Super?

When it comes to arranging insurance it's important to decide what types of insurance are available to you and what you'll need for your particular life circumstances. From here you'll need to consider whether you should keep it inside your super fund or set it up separately.

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Strategic Financial Advice

Four simple tips for a smooth Career Change

Let's face it, the days of spending the majority of your adult life in the same job, working for the same company are behind us.

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Strategic Financial Advice

Investing in your child's future

Parents and grandparents with the means to do so, often wish to help their children or grandchildren financially with education costs, purchase of a house or car, or overseas travel.

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Strategic Financial Advice

Ten things your Financial Adviser can do for you

Your adviser can provide you with a wide range of services which you may not presently be aware of.  Here we explain these in detail.

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Strategic Financial Advice

Will you outlive your Retirement Savings?

When we think about what our lives may be like once we finally leave the workforce and retire, we tend to imagine a comfortable lifestyle with time spent on hobbies, travel and other leisure activities. However the reality for many Australians is quite different.

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Community, Community Support

Stop the winter blues from getting you down

Winter is upon us and as the nights get colder and the days get shorter, it’s easy for the best of us to feel a little down. In cold weather we feel like eating more, drinking more and venturing out less – which unfortunately doesn’t bode well with our health and wellbeing…or the waistline.

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Strategic Financial Advice

5 Steps to make your SMSF Tax Ready

If you want to keep enjoying the flexibility and control of your self-managed super fund, you'll need to make sure your fund is compliant at tax time.

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