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From the monthly archives: December 2015

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'December 2015'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

What Happened Last Week in 60 Seconds

Posted on Saturday, December 19, 2015
Whilst we always endeavor to look long term with our investments at the time of writing the Australian sharemarket is set to have its first negative year since 2011.  This is of no surprise to many with the banks having capital requirement changes, the miners hit hard with falling commodity prices and the supermarkets and Telstra subject to more competition. Read the rest of entry »

Time To Reflect On 2015

Posted on Saturday, December 19, 2015
As we approach the year end we always review performance, and unfortunately the Australian share market only 2 weeks ago was around 2 1/2 year lows and is likely to finish in the negative which is the first time since 2011.  The China slow down, the huge fall in commodity prices and the cutting of Interest rates to record lows have had our market flat and economy recording only subdued growth.   Read the rest of entry »

Influencers Of 2016 -

Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2015
Scott Haywood, aka the Finance Guru appears daily on Fairfax Radio in Melbourne. In this role he often tackles some curly questions from his host, but offers sensible, down to earth advice that is communicated clearly and jargon free - aimed at everyday Australians. A CFP since 2000, Haywood won the Rainmaker Financial Planner of the year in 2011 in the marketing category. In addition to being a 15 year member of The Australian Financial Review Business Leaders' Panel, in 2010 Haywood was appointed to the MLC advisory board. Aside from his regular radio gig, he has also appeared on Channel 9 and Channel 10, sharing his expertise to a wide audience and is an especially prominent figure in the financial social media landscape. Read the rest of entry »

Solar Panels - Is It Time To Introduce Batteries And Go It Alone?

Posted on Sunday, December 6, 2015

As many as 90 per cent of households are looking to renewable energy alternatives such as solar panels and also battery storage or smart meters as they seek to counter the rise in power prices, according to a survey by Energy Consumers Australia which was established to advised state and federal energy ministers.

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