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 outlook that will guide the ContinuumFP investment recommendations for 2016, at least initially. Whilst each of [...]

By |2017-07-31T14:29:02+10:00January 12, 2016|Market Updates, Wealth Management|0 Comments

Fixed Interest Rates

Fixed Interest Rates may not be in your best interest Why wouldn't fixed interest rates be to your advantage, especially at times when the rates seem low compared with previous times? We are occasionally requested to advise clients about the prospect of fixing the interest rate on their home mortgage. Whilst the question of fixed interest rates is usually raised around the time of any 'move' on the Official Cash [...]

By |2017-07-31T11:38:18+10:00February 7, 2010|Investment Strategies, Wealth Management|0 Comments

Deeming

What is deeming? Deeming is the term which describes the method used by Centrelink and Veteran’s Affairs to calculate your Income Test assessable income from certain investments when determining the level of entitlement to be paid. Deeming means that you are assumed to earn a certain return on ‘financial’ investments, irrespective of the actual rate of interest or capital growth you earn. If you earn more than the deemed rate [...]

By |2019-12-10T16:29:00+10:00January 13, 2010|Social Security|0 Comments

Interest rates rising

Interest rates rising isn’t always a bad thing: it can reflect a very strong economy and it can pave the way for better earnings – for some, at least. Interest increases in what the Reserve Bank (of Australia – the RBA) will do with interest rates when they meet on the first Tuesday of each month – and whilst ‘odds’ are given by a range of economists ahead of each [...]

By |2019-01-17T15:37:52+10:00December 16, 2009|Wealth Management|0 Comments
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