Author: Darren Foster

Strategic Financial Advice

Investment Review of 2018 & Outlook for 2019

2018 saw reasonable global economic and profit growth and still low interest rates but it has been a rough year for investors with worries about the Fed, trade wars and global growth causing volatility and poor returns.

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Successful Investing Despite 115 Million Worries And Truth Decay

As we have observed in recent years, there seems to be a never-ending worry list for investors that is receiving greater prominence as the information age enables the ready and rapid dissemination of news and opinion.

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How Close Are We To A Cashless Society?

With tap and go payments becoming ever more popular and the advent of instant transfers between domestic bank accounts, how much longer will we be using cash as a form of payment? 

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Investing In ETFs

An ETF is an investment fund that holds a basket of securities – such as shares or bonds that tracks a specified index – and is itself a listed share, traded on a stock exchange.

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Make Sure Your Super Goes To Your Loved Ones

While a Will states how you would like your hard-earned assets to be distributed, it doesn’t automatically include your super.

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What’s Next For Brexit?

A ‘black swan’ refers to an event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and is extremely difficult to predict.

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Over 65 But Not Yet Ready To Retire?

Taxation considerations are general and based on present taxation laws and may be subject to change. You should seek independent, professional tax advice before making any decision based on this information.

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Getting Personal Insurance Right

The fact that some Australians with multiple super accounts are likely to have duplicate personal insurance policies, is also putting the question of adequate insurance into the spotlight. After all, no-one wants to be paying for something they won’t benefit from.

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Economic Update – December 2018

The local currency was hampered by the sell-off in global share markets, mixed domestic housing data and further weakness in the Chinese yuan.

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BHP Share Buy-Back: Should You Accept The Offer?

BHP will buy back US$5.2bn (A$7.2bn) worth of its shares through an off-market tender.

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Should Share Investors Be Worried About A Bear Market?

It’s understandable that the recent sharp sell-off on financial markets has left investors feeling particularly nervous. The main concern has been the US Federal Reserve’s shift in monetary policy from low rates and printing money to rising rates and the withdrawal of that printing policy.

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$50 Billion Wiped From ASX, Shares Plunge

Australian shares plunged to their worst performance in eight months yesterday, wiping $50 billion from the ASX as markets sold off worldwide.

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