August economic update with Brian Parker

Published: August 14, 2014

Brian Parker, Head of the Portfolio Specialists Group at MLC, reviews events in markets during July. He discusses: How Australia's market had a very strong month, while world share markets delivered mixed performance Why economic news from the US and recent data from China are positive, but Europe's recovery remains very fragile Whether Australia's exports […]

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July economic update with Brian Parker

Published: July 15, 2014

Brian Parker, Head of the Portfolio Specialists Group at MLC, reviews events in markets during June. Among the topics he discusses are: why central banks’ actions remain critical for financial markets how monetary policy generally remains very loose, with very low interest rates creating a positive environment for share markets whether Australia’s exports and non-mining […]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update July 2014

Published: July 8, 2014

The Pulse Continued improvement in US economic growth following a revised down Q1 GDP of -2.9%. European economic data impacted by the Iraq civil war crisis. Chinese economy stabilising, with manufacturing data at a six month high. Australian economic data suggests interest rates will be on hold well into 2015. JUNE MARKET PERFORMANCE Global economies […]

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2014 financial year in review

Published: July 4, 2014

The last 12 months have produced excellent returns, particularly for share investors. This was despite a range of challenges and crises, both economic and geopolitical, which unsettled financial markets. Read More

Users to pay for aged care

Published: June 12, 2014

The decision around whether to get some home help or move to where you or a loved one can get support and care is never an easy one. But from 1 July changes to the aged care system should give individuals and families a clearer understanding of the choices they have and the cost of […]

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Planning to avoid financial mistakes

Published: June 12, 2014

Selling shares when prices have tumbled or buying a house at the height of a property boom only to dispose of it when the market falls are among the financial set-backs that can happen to anyone on the road to retirement. Everyone makes mistakes during their investment lifetime; the trick is to avoid them when […]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update June 2014

Published: June 11, 2014

The Pulse US GDP growth paused in the March quarter, but indicators point to a strong bounce back in the June quarter. NAB has changed its interest rate call and now expects that we’re at the bottom of the interest rate cycle. Partial economic indicators continue to highlight softening trends in China. MAY MARKET PERFORMANCE […]

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June economic update with Brian Parker

Published: June 10, 2014

In the latest update, Brian reviews events in markets during May. He discusses: how monetary policy generally remains very loose, despite the US Federal Reserve’s "tapering" why there's plenty of money still searching for higher returns, creating a positive environment for financial markets why the Federal Budget didn't make any lasting impact on Australian financial […]

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ThreeSixty Research Market Update May 2014

Published: May 15, 2014

The Pulse Global growth has returned to around its long-term trend. US showing positive signs of economic recovery from the weaker weather related first quarter. Eurozone business expansion is improving and nearing a 3 year peak. China responds to slower growth with a mini-stimulus as Q1 CY2014 GDP comes in at 7.4%. The Australian Federal […]

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2014 Federal Budget Analysis

Published: May 14, 2014

In one of the more highly anticipated Federal Budgets, the Government announced major changes that could impact your financial plans. Key proposals include: A Temporary Budget Repair Levy of 2% will be payable on taxable incomes over $180,000 pa for the next three financial years. Changes to HELP debts will increase the amount payable, and […]

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