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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

2020 End of Financial Year Newsletter

The end of the financial year is coming, and so too is that one thing everybody dreads doing – their tax return. Even though your tax return can be lodged up to 31 October 2020, you may need to act now to implement some of the tax reduction and wealth building strategies outlined in this

Investment Update – COVID-19 Special No.3

As we write the Australian Stock Market (as measured by the ASX200) is down 22% from its high point back on the 21st of February whilst the NZ 50 is down 12%. On the 23rd of March, the Australian market was down over 36%, while NZ was down 30% - an extraordinary fall in just

Investment Update – COVID-19 Special No. 2

The start of 2020 has certainly been challenging, from the devastating Australian bushfires over the new year period to the current global COVID-19 pandemic. This month, we look at developments in the March quarter and into April, a period which will be remembered in investment history as the “coronavirus crash”, as COVID-19 took hold of

Harvest Video Update – COVID-19 Early Access to Super Scheme – 15 April 2020

General Advice Warning Any information and/or advice contained in this video is of a general nature only. It has been prepared without taking into account any individual person’s objectives, financial situation or needs and you should consider whether it is appropriate for you and your personal circumstances. Before making a decision in relation to any