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CoreLogic April quarter data shows extraordinary growth and activity

Interest rate announcement - June 2021 The RBA last changed the cash rate in November last year, reducing it to an unprecedented low of 0.1%. This was an unprecedented move from the RBA which reveals that, while the economy has begun to bounce back, the path to full recovery from impacts of COVID-19 is

Low Deposit Home Loans

Interest rate announcement - May 2021 The RBA last changed the cash rate in November last year, reducing it to an unprecedented low of 0.1%. This was an unprecedented move from the RBA which reveals that, while the economy has begun to bounce back, the path to full recovery from impacts of COVID-19 is

Investment Update – April 2021

As expected, markets have continued their steady rise since the pandemic induced downturn bottomed out on March 23 last year. As can be seen in the chart below, the Australian market moved sideways during March as investors rotated out of the high growth tech stocks that had driven most of the strong returns into cyclical

Home values rise at the fastest rate in 17 years during February 2021

Interest rate announcement - March 2021 The RBA last changed the cash rate in November last year, reducing it to an unprecedented low of 0.1%. This was an unprecedented move from the RBA which reveals that, while the economy has begun to bounce back, the path to full recovery from impacts of COVID-19 is

2021 Australian Property Market Outlook

Interest rate announcement - February 2021The RBA last changed the cash rate in November last year, reducing it to an unprecedented low of 0.1%. This was an unprecedented move from the RBA which reveals that, while the economy has begun to bounce back, the path to full recovery from impacts of COVID-19 is likely

Investment Update – January 2021

No doubt we’re all thankful to put 2020 behind us and hope for better things in 2021. Which begs the question, is there cause for optimism, given that much of the rest of the world is still struggling with the pandemic? In our view there is! There will always be some unforeseen event that causes

Investment Update – October 2020

September was a subdued month for shares with market jitters driven by the fierce US political campaign, continued US/China confrontation, Brexit negotiations and the wait for a COVID-19 vaccine. However, the first weeks of October saw strong rises in markets as demonstrated by the ASX200 closing at 6 month record highs at the time of

NZ Investment Update – October 2020

September was a subdued month for share markets with investor jitters driven by the fierce US political campaign, continued US/China confrontation, Brexit negotiations and the wait for a COVID-19 vaccine. Closer to home, the NZ election was front of mind with the Ardern government re-elected in a decisive and historic win. After loosing ground in

Special Federal Pandemic Budget 2020

On Tuesday 6 October 2020, the Treasurer, Josh Frydenburg delivered a historic Federal Budget, which had been delayed from May as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Budget outlined a plan to cushion the blow of COVID-19 and supporting economic recovery by focusing on job retention and creation. GENERAL ADVICE WARNING -

Australian Property Market Update

Interest rate announcement - July 2020As a result of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the RBA cut the offical cash rate to an unprecedented low of 0.25% in back in April 2020. Since then, the RBA has left the rate on hold at this level in an attempt to help support the