5 reasons to volunteer in retirement

Published: April 15, 2015

Want a happy, active and meaningful retirement? It might be time to think about volunteering. At last count, over a third of Australians were volunteers. The majority donated their time to sport and physical recreation, while 37% of those aged 65 years and over chose community and welfare organisations1.   The evidence shows that volunteering […]

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Balancing act

Published: April 15, 2015

The days of working for the same employer than retiring on your 65th birthday with a gold watch are long gone. While the average Australian still intends to retire in their early to mid-60s – age 63.4 to be precise – many say they plan to ease into retirement1.   If you’re not ready to […]

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Back to the classroom

Published: April 15, 2015

If you think you’re too old to go back to university, think again. The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that 41% of university students are aged between 25 and 64 years of age – with an additional 1% aged over 64. And while almost 57% of mature age students already […]

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April economic update

Published: April 12, 2015

In the latest update, Brian reviews events in markets during March. He discusses: how world share prices fell back a little in March, after some very sound gains in February how the good performance of share markets in Europe and Japan comes at a time when the financial woes in Greece haven’t been resolved, and […]

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RBA Board to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.25 per cent

Published: April 7, 2015

Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.25 per cent. Moderate growth in the global economy is expected in 2015, with the US economy continuing to strengthen, even as China's growth slows a little from last year's outcome. Commodity prices […]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update March

Published: March 6, 2015

Highlights: Global growth has improved following Central Bank monetary stimulus Oil prices remain volatile, the price range has stabilised, and will provide stimulus to global growth US economic data remains in recovery mode with improving consumer sentiment US bond yields rally following continued improvement in the labour market China continues monetary easing RBA keeps rates […]

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March Economic Update

Published: March 5, 2015

In the latest update, Brian reviews events in markets during February. He discusses: how world share markets rose over the month, supported by central bank policies of keeping interest rates very low how Greece’s agreement with European authorities to extend its bailout deal boosted the Greek share market why it’s unclear whether business investment in […]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update February

Published: February 13, 2015

Highlights: Global Central Banks continue to lower interest rates The RBA cuts the cash rate by 25bp to 2.25% (February 2015) The ECB finally announces Quantitative Easing – €60b per month Oil prices declined again in January – represents a 47% decline in 4 months Global bond yields trend lower US economic data continues to […]

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February Economic Update

Published: February 10, 2015

Brian Parker, Head of the Portfolio Specialists Group, gives an update on markets during January. He discusses: how most world share markets rose over the month, other than the US why renewed concerns about the health of the world economy have caused some central banks to ease monetary policy why Australia’s investment environment remains uncertain, […]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update January 2015

Published: January 15, 2015

Highlights: Oil prices continue their sharp decline through December. Global bond yields continue to fall on the back of deflationary forces. The Shanghai Composite Index rises 20% in December on the back of interest rate cuts by the PBoC. US economic data continues to provide an improved and sustainable growth outlook. The Eurozone data continues […]

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