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Budget Highlights 2016

Budget Highlights 2016 Budget highlights 2016 provide a reference summary of the Budget proposals made by the Commonwealth government on Tuesday, 3 May 2016. Within a week of that date the Parliament was prorogued and a double dissolution called. In the process, most of the proposals made in the Budget Papers were not able to be implemented [...]

By | August 24, 2016|Market Updates|0 Comments

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