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Budget Highlights 2015

Please note the following announcements made on 12 May 2015 are the Budget Highlights as we see them. Before acting on any of these announcements please speak to one of the advisers at Continuum Financial Planners, to ensure it is appropriate to your personal situation. The following budget highlights are summarised from the 2015 Federal Budget issued by [...]

By | May 3, 2016|Market Updates|0 Comments

Interest Rates Lower for Longer?

Interest rates to stay low for a long time yet Investors and retirees be warned – Interest Rates could remain at low levels for the next decade and possibly longer. At least that’s the base case expressed by Australian based International Fund Manager, Platinum Asset Management at their late-April 2016 Adviser Briefing held in Brisbane. [...]

By | April 27, 2016|Market Updates, Wealth Management|0 Comments

Market Outlook 2016

The 2015 backdrop to the market outlook for 2016 -  As 2015 drew to a close, we reflected on the disappointments of the year from an investment returns perspective. We then turned our minds toward 2016 hoping, rather than expecting, that the market outlook is for a better year. In this post, we bring you the market [...]

By | January 12, 2016|Market Updates, Wealth Management|0 Comments

Interest cost deductibility

Interest cost claimed as a tax deduction One of the factors considered in making a decision as to whether to gear an investment, is interest cost deductibility. Gearing is a popular strategy used by many Australians to improve their wealth. Popular investment assets acquired in a geared portfolio include rental property (residential, commercial, industrial etc), shares and managed funds. [...]

By | May 19, 2015|General, Investment Strategies|0 Comments