British vote to exit the EU: what happens now?

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British voters have voted in favour of Brexit: the British exit from the European Union (EU). This means that in the coming months, British and European leaders will begin negotiating the terms of Britain’s departure.

Britain’s exit will affect the British economy, immigration policy, and lots more. It will take years for the full consequences to become clear.

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British vote to exit the EU: what happens now?

An Update on the Greek Debt Crisis

blog-link-iconIn recent days, share markets have been heavily focussed on the position of Greece, with its government’s debt bail-out package expiring on June 30th. At the time of writing, Greece has failed to repay €1.6 billion owing to the International Monetary Fund and the Greek banks are closed with no additional liquidity assistance being provided by the European Central Bank (ECB). This situation is unlikely to change prior to the holding of a referendum in Greece on July 5th …

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An Update on the Greek Debt Crisis

Global currency gyrations and the Australian dollar

blog-link-iconThe past month has seen a sharp fall in the value of the Australian dollar from around $US0.94 to a low of near $US0.86. While there will be short term gyrations, the broad trend in the $A likely remains down. This is part of a bigger global shift involving a stronger $US …

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Global currency gyrations and the Australian dollar

Australian house prices – a bit too hot in parts

blog-link-iconAs the mining investment boom deflates, in order for Australia to rebalance its economy, a pick-up in demand for homes and house prices in response to lower interest rates, sending a signal to home builders to build more homes was essential …

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Australian house prices – a bit too hot in parts

Industry Service Funds Ads – misleading …

cogs-1-F‘Industry Funds Services has relaunched its ‘compare the pair’ advertisements in which viewers are told that over the past ten years, the average net returns of industry funds have exceeded those of retail funds.

AMP believes these ads are misleading and confusing …’

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Industry Service Funds Ads – misleading …

The critical role of asset allocation for investors

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‘One of the big swings in thinking around investment management relates to the perceived importance of assetallocation, ie the relative exposure to asset classes like global shares, Asian shares, Australian shares, bonds, unlisted property and cash. …’

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The critical role of asset allocation for investors