January Economic Update

Published: January 15, 2015

Brian Parker, Head of the Portfolio Specialists Group, gives an update on markets during December. He discusses: why many world share markets had a fairly weak month, an exception being strong performance by China’s market how Australian shares made solid gains for the month and most asset classes delivered quite good returns to Australian investors […]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update December 2014

Published: December 19, 2014

Highlights: Oil prices decline sharply through November. Global equity markets continued to rally strongly, although Australia did not participate. US economic data continues to show a sustainable recovery. Weak economic data across the Eurozone continues to support further ECB monetary intervention. China moves from targeted stimulus to a broad cut in interest rates to meet […]

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December Economic Update

Published: December 10, 2014

Brian Parker, Head of the Portfolio Specialists Group at MLC, gives an update on markets during November. He discusses: how global share markets generally performed fairly well, with Australia being one of the few markets to lose ground how the actions of key central banks remain a key influence on markets why Australia's economic environment […]

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Living with dementia

Published: November 14, 2014

If you are living with or caring for someone with dementia, there are no easy answers. But here are a few ideas that may help you along the way. 1.    Find a support network The first thing to remember is that you’re not alone. In Australia, there are more than 332,000 people living with dementia […]

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Aged care — more than a nursing home

Published: November 14, 2014

When weighing up your options for aged care, you need to find the right balance between your needs and financial goals. What are my options? In Australia, we’re lucky to have a wide range of aged care homes that cater to all care requirements. Many retirees choose to move to a care facility to receive […]

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Top tips for investing in property

Published: November 14, 2014

But when it comes to choosing your property, here are some things to think about first. 1.    Income vs growth capital potential A property can earn you money in two ways: as an asset that increases in value over time, and through rental income. In deciding which property is right for you, you’ll need to […]

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The Sandwich Generation

Published: November 14, 2014

Caring for two generations at once can create new financial pressure on your household — so here’s how to lighten your load. The financial juggling act Running a household is tough enough on its own. You’ve got bills and school fees to pay, and groceries to buy — not to mention repayments on the home […]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update November 2014

Published: November 14, 2014

Highlights: Global equity markets rebound strongly in October. Japanese extend Quantitative Easing (QE) by ¥30 trillion pa to ¥80 trillion pa. US completes dial down of QE3 and economic recovery continues to support global growth in 2015. Eurozone still weak from the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine and the Middle East. Stabilising Chinese economy, although […]

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November Economic Update

Published: November 7, 2014

Brian Parker, Head of the Portfolio Specialists Group at MLC, gives an update on markets during October. He discusses: how global share markets regained the ground they’d lost in September how the actions of key central banks are reflecting the differences in economic performance of the major developed countries why Australia’s economic environment remains uncertain, […]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update October 2014

Published: October 17, 2014

Highlights: Continuing geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East and concerns over the Ebola virus dominate global events. Stronger US dollar due to global currency realignments in September. Further expansion of US economic growth provides a source of stability in 2015. Eurozone data remains weak, impacted by the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine and […]

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