The Pulse In October equity and bond markets were both a little weaker as investors worried about higher US interest rates and the outcome of the US elections. Crude oil prices were about 3% weaker as oil producer nations failed to agree to production cuts. Chinese economic data was relatively good helped by infrastructure and […]
Archives for November 2016
The Pulse In September equity and bond markets were dominated by investor concerns around the timing of the next US interest rate hike. Crude oil prices rose 8% on talks from producer countries of possible cuts to oil production levels. Chinese economic data continued to show that economic growth is being supported by strong […]
Australians’ long-lasting love affair with property is a major factor in our increased wealth but there are growing concerns that heavy dependence on a single investment strategy may not be healthy.
Low interest rates and unsettled share-markets make the chase for yield a challenging prospect. And yield is important, particularly for those approaching or already in the retirement phase. Because maintaining capital and enjoying a steady income stream are the two key factors to provide for comfort in the years ahead.
Decisions around aged care are always difficult and emotional. From the start of next year they are likely to get even more complex, with both the Age Pension and aged care sectors set for another shake-up.