Creating a stress-free environment: Top 10 tips

11 July

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everyday responsibilities.    Whether you live alone or with an active family, the clutter and chaos that often accompany busy people can contribute to stress and anxiety.   Here...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 5/07/24

11 July

Share markets mostly rose over the last week. US shares rose 2% buoyed by increasing confidence in Fed rate cuts this year and strength in tech stocks. This was reinforced on Friday with softer jobs data. Eurozone shares rose 1.9% boosted by...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – The five reasons why the $A is likely to rise further – if recession is avoided

11 July

Key points – After a soft patch since 2021, there is good reason to expect the $A to rise into next year: it’s undervalued; interest rate differentials look likely to shift in favour of Australia; sentiment towards the $A is negative;...[Read More]

Introduction to starting a trade

4 July

Entering a trade can be a rewarding and lucrative career path, offering a blend of practical skills, hands-on work, and, often, the opportunity to be your own boss.  Unlike many traditional career paths, trades typically require less time in formal...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – 2023-24 saw strong investment returns again – but can it continue?

4 July

Key points – 2023-24 provided another year of strong returns for investors as shares were boosted by falling inflation, central banks pivoting towards rate cuts (although is RBA is lagging) and economic conditions were better than feared. –...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 28/6/24

4 July

Share markets mostly fell over the last week. US shares were down 0.1% being buffeted by bouts of profit taking in tech stocks and Nvidia and rising election uncertainty after the presidential debate but with economic data and more news of lower...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 21/6/24

27 June

Share markets were mixed over the last week. US shares pushed higher helped by tech and AI optimism and despite a bit of profit taking at the end of the week rose 0.6%. Eurozone shares rose 1.1% recovering some of their losses from the week before...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights The 9 most important things I have learned about investing over 40 years

27 June

Key points – My nine most important lessons from investing over the past 40 years are: there is always a cycle; the crowd gets it wrong at extremes; what you pay for an investment matters a lot; it’s hard to get markets right; investment...[Read More]

Starting a New Job: Tips for Success and the Top 10 Jobs

27 June

Starting a new job is a pivotal moment, filled with both excitement and nerves. Whether embarking on your first career or making a significant shift, the early days at a new workplace are crucial for setting the tone for your future success and...[Read More]

Time and Wealth: The Essential Connection

20 June

In our pursuit of wealth, we often find ourselves caught in the relentless cycle of earning, saving, and investing.  While accumulating wealth is undoubtedly a significant goal, it is essential to recognise that time, the finite resource we all...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights Not another Eurozone crisis! – The rise of the far right in Europe, the French election and implications for investors

20 June

Key points – The success of far-right political parties in EU parliamentary elections & the calling of an election in France have boosted uncertainty by risking a return to the Eurozone crises. – However, centrist parties still dominate in...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 14/6/24

20 June

US sharemarkets initially rose this week after encouraging inflation figures and strong gains in tech. European sharemarkets were a sea of red after some surprises from the European Parliamentary elections and Asian sharemarkets were mixed, with...[Read More]

Simple checks for super success

20 June

Complete these checks to help meet your super obligations. Meeting your super obligations as an employer is important, but we know there’s a lot you need to think about. To help streamline the process, complete these simple checks for...[Read More]

Understanding the Importance of Income Protection Insurance

13 June

When we think about insurance, our minds often gravitate toward the tangible assets we own. We insure our cars against accidents, our homes against damage, and even the contents within our homes against theft or loss.  Yet, one of the most critical...[Read More]

Escape the winter chill with these aussie caravan road trips

13 June

As winter sets in, the warmer climates of northern Australia become increasingly appealing. If you have some free time, a thirst for adventure, and a dislike for cold, wet weather, consider heading north. Pack your sunhat and shorts, organise the...[Read More]