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Putting your Goals First

A goals-based investment approach isn’t focused on ‘beating the market’. It’s about tailoring your investments to meet your personal goals. Performance comparisons are unavoidable in the investment world. Every day you see investment managers  measuring their success by how much

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Market Correction Time Again?

  Big thanks to Ord Minnett for the following short but sweet look at the current correction going on in Markets: Stock markets have continued to trade down while bond prices have lifted following heightened fears of a growth slowdown

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China Moves to Halt Sharemarket Rout

Well, with all eyes on the dramas in Greece, for some it’s overshadowed the more worrying concerns coming out of China. And if you feel Greece is Europe’s problem, you’re probably not alone – but China is a lot closer

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What does the Greek Crisis mean for Investors?

What has happened? It’s déjà vu for investors as the birthplace of Western civilization, Greece, once again teeters on the edge of economic collapse. It marks the latest in an ongoing series of crises for the country after major debt

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2015 is off to an interesting start…

2015 Has started on an interesting financial footing, the dollar is weaker trading at just under 80 cents to the US dollar, oil and subsequently fuel prices are down.  I haven’t seen fuel at this level for a couple of

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Budget 2014 HIghlights and You!

Well, we know that when times get tough, it makes get sense to stick to a budget, and ‘tighten one’s belt’ and that’s what the latest Australian Budget is all about.  So what are some of the main changes and

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Russell Investments Market Commentary July 2012

Cick here for : Russell Investments Market Commentary July 2012 Please find attached a copy of the latest Russell Market Outlook for July 2012.           Key messages include: §  Markets to remain unsettled until there is

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2012 Complete Budget Wrap

2012 Federal Budget Summary – highlights and what it means for you!

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Wondering what the Markets have been up to?

Update on local and international markets for the March quarter covering equities, commodities and economies

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Shane Oliver shares his Insights on China

Oliver’s Insights –  China’s turn:  This note provideed by AMP looks at the recent outbreak of worries about a hard landing in China. The key points are: • Slowing exports, tight credit and a slowing property market suggest the risks regarding

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