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Are we facing the end of the growth cycle… for now?

2018 has been a mixed year for investors, with some gains, and some losses. We’ve seen a complex economic environment with geopolitical and trade uncertainty, a change of PM (again,) a Royal Commission or two and the possible burst of

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Budget 2017: Housing Affordability

The Government has announced some Incentives to improve housing options.  Among these, are: Allowing first-home buyers to save a deposit through voluntary contributions to superannuation Disallowing travel deductions for investment residential property Limiting depreciation deductions for plant and equipment on

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Making Sense of Economic Data

Economists and traders around the world closely monitor dozens of economic surveys and indicators that are released each week across a range of countries. However, the most important market indicators which can shift the needle on global market performance are:

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Negative Gearing set to stay

Despite much talk, the Federal Government announced over the weekend they won’t be making any changes to negative gearing in the upcoming budget. The news of course, was met with familiar cries that the tax concession distorts property prices and

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