Financial Planning News

Should investors be worried?

Please click the link below to view Shane Oliver's views on the current state of investment markets. Key points raised are :

  • It's too early to be sure that last month's pullback in shares is over but...

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Falling Australian Home Prices

Please click on the link below to view Shane Oliver's thoughts on falling Australian home prices.

Key points raised are :

  • Property prices in Sydney and Melbourne are likely to see top to bottom...

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The pullback in shares

Sharemarkets have fallen of recent.  Please click the link below to view Shane Oliver's thoughts on what is driving this fall in markets.

Key points raised are:

  • The current pullback is shares has...

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Five things to know about the Australian Economy

Please click the link below to view Shane Oliver's current thoughts on the Australian economy.

Key points raised are :

  • The Australian economy grew solidly over the last year
  • While recession remains...

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Medium Term Returns

Please click the link below to view Shane Oliver's views on investment returns over the next five years.

Key points raised are :

  • The continuing slide in investment yields across most major asset...

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Global Debt

Please click on the link below to view Shane Oliver's views on global debt.

Key points raised are:

  • Global debt levels have reached new records
  • Countries with very high gross debt to GDP include...

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Federal Budget 2018

Please click the link below to view our research department's summary of the key measures from the Federal Budget.

Key items covered are :

Taxation

  • Cuts to personal income tax rates
  • Changes to...

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Australian Interest Rates

Please click on the link below to view Shane Oliver's view on Australian interest rates.

Key points raised are:

  • The RBA has left interest rates on hold for 21 months.
  • A rate raise is now unlikely...

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Share market volatility - Trump and trade war risks

Please click on the link below to view Shane Oliver's views on the current share market volatility, and the talk around a trade war between the US and China. 

Key points raised are:

  • Worries around...

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The Australian Economy - 5 reasons growth will continue

Please click on the link below to view Shane Oliver's views on economic growth in Australia.

Key points raised are :

  • The Australian economy grew 2.4% through 2017, good but well below potential...

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