Just as we were recovering from the long drought and the worst bushfires on record, the global coronavirus pandemic took hold and changed everything.
After a period of optimism, global investment markets have hit the panic button on fears about the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). At times like these, it’s good to get some perspective.
Like it or not, we live in interesting times. More than a decade after the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), the global economy is facing fresh headwinds creating uncertainty for policy makers and investors alike.
What a difference a year makes. In recent months, Australian shares hit a record high, the Aussie dollar dipped to levels not seen since the GFC and interest rates were cut to historic lows.
What started as an issue few people understood and even fewer cared about has suddenly become a flashpoint for self funded retirees as we head into a federal election. Yes, we’re talking about cash refunds of franking credits.