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Are you a director of an Australian entity? Time to get your director ID sorted!

16 November 2022
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Are you a director of an Australian entity? If you are, or you’re not sure, keep reading.   There are all kinds of directors in Australia. The obvious ones are directors of companies or trusts, but there are others as well. You could be a director if you run a charity, look after your local footy club, or…

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How can global sharemarkets soar when our economy is stuffed?

10 February 2021
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Millions jobless, the largest quarterly GDP decline since the Great Depression, and countries going further into multi-generational debt, yet global share markets have risen to record highs and show no signs of slowing down.   How is that even possible?   This is the great disconnect between the economy and the stock market.   The…

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2016 – A Battle Fought On Game Of Thrones

11 December 2016
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Whilst I am not a regular watcher of the show one fund manager has described the 2016 year as an epic battle that could have been fought on Game of Thrones.  What has been demonstrated time and time again is that having the largest army doesn’t mean you’ll win the war. The rulers of various kingdoms have…

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Another Week, Another Political Mess.

7 July 2016
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2016 Federal election – Potential hung parliament Another week, another shock political result. With so much yet to be decided, we make some quick inferences and offer some perspective on potential market impacts. We take the political press ‘as read’ and infer that a hung parliament is the base case outcome. Messy policy implications A…

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Webconference Invitation Economic Update

29 May 2016
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We are now eight years on from the GFC and the uncertainties around the global economic outlook remain. Periodic fears of recession and deflation have roiled markets, and a lack of growth has led to profits flat lining for several years. Central banks have slashed cash rates, with negative rates in some countries. In Australia…

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There Is A Bear In There – And A Bull As Well!

14 February 2016
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I,  like many investors were very happy to see the back of last week.  Last weeks declines of  4.2% to the Australian share market took our markets year-to-date losses to 10%.  And yes we are officially 20% from our recent highs which means we are in a bear market.  However share market declines of 20%…

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A Tough January For Global Markets – All Positive From Here

30 January 2016
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The market has had its worst start to a year since 2008. Local shares have slumped 5% per cent in January, with weakness from China (which has lost a quarter of its value this month) acting as a catalyst for local losses. Australia sells a third of its goods and services to China each year.…

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The Guru News Is Now A 30 Second Read , Property Market Softer With Banks Making Move, New Financial Fitness Survey Pop Up.

25 October 2015
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We have made a few changes to the Guru news firstly it will be a faster read if you just want the highlights (less than 30 seconds) and if you want to read more then click on a topic you like and you can read the full article. In addition to that when you go…

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