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Investment Update – July 2021

Back in our March newsletter we discussed rapidly rising bond yields and how, traditionally, this is seen as a strong signal of imminent inflation. Some commentators at the time also expressed concern that rising bond yields would cause equity markets to fall (this is based on the fact that the discount rate used to

Renovate, knock down & rebuild or relocate?

Interest rate announcement - July 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

It’s time to get cryptic!

Your humble scribe has fielded a few enquiries recently about the merits, or otherwise, of investing in Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. So it’s timely to demystify this cryptic world. Cryptocurrency is a digital payment system that doesn’t rely on banks to verify transactions. It’s a peer-to-peer system that can enable anyone anywhere to send and

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