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Here we share timeless papers on investment fundamentals, wealth management expertise, opinions, news, as well as occasions we’re profiled in the media.

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Let’s talk about market risk

Whilst investors are right to consider global events and their implications, there is much more to the picture that should be considered if we are to be truly objective about managing risk. Whilst investing has risks, not investing also has risks. However as human beings we have been programmed to [Read More]

September 18, 2019

Too Scared to Jump In?

With the Australian share market near record highs, some people may feel reluctant to invest and prefer instead to wait until the outlook feels more certain. However the difficulty with this strategy is that there is generally an opportunity cost of not being invested, and no one has come up [Read More]

August 02, 2019

Why is Market Timing so Difficult?

Attempting to buy individual stocks or make tactical asset allocation changes at exactly the “right” time presents investors with substantial challenges.  Buyers and sellers in markets are generally motivated to trade by some sort news or analysis – be it economic data, stock research, or their own hunch or preference.  In [Read More]

August 02, 2019

Lost in the Middle?

With the election only a few days away, many of our clients have expressed confusion about the potential impact of a Shorten Labor Government. We’ve taken the time to explain some of Labor’s key tax reform proposals; identifying who will be the winners and losers, plus some of the potentially [Read More]

May 15, 2019

We’ve opened a new Sydney office

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new offices in the Sydney CBD – Suite 2.14, 165-167 Phillip Street. This new location represents our fourth office, with existing offices in Mosman, Orange, Walcha, and now the Sydney CBD. Featuring state-of-the-art facilities, the new location in the Sydney CBD [Read More]

October 08, 2018

Are we due another crisis? What’s our prediction?

Last month saw the ten-year anniversary of the Lehman collapse come and go. This is notable, as the collapse of Lehman was the tipping point of the financial crisis of 2008 and heralded a new economic era. An era where interest rates in the Western World would remain close to [Read More]

October 05, 2018

Where to from here for the Financial Planning industry?

Even before an interim report has been issued by Commissioner Hayne, major changes to the financial planning landscape are already being announced. Three of the four major players (ANZ, CBA and NAB) have initiated (or in ANZ’s case completed) the spin out of their financial products businesses to create (in [Read More]

September 15, 2018

Super alone won’t cut it for most of us anymore

When the major superannuation changes came into law in 2017, most of the focus was on the $1.6M transfer balance cap for pension members. However, one significant change that may not necessarily hurt too many people on the cusp of retirement but will affect younger “wealth accumulators”, is the reduction [Read More]

September 12, 2018

Harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds

Have you ever gone out on a limb and bought a stock on the share market based on a friend or colleague’s advice? Or maybe you heard something and followed up with some homework of your own prior to parting with your hard-earned cash in exchange for some shares in [Read More]

September 11, 2018

The Importance of Independence in Advice

The fundamental structure of the advice industry in Australia has been flawed, pretty much since its inception. The dishonest advice practices that are being uncovered daily by the Royal Commission are entirely the product of a deeply flawed industry structure.  Over half of financial planners today are employed or licensed [Read More]

April 22, 2018
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