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Herald Sun Online "Deal or no deal dilemma"
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Posted: 20th March 2012
Written By: Karina Barrymore featuring Glenn Fairbairn
Herald Sun Online "Deal or no deal dilemma"
To meet the needs of consumers, the government needs to change the Financial Services Reform (FSR) legislation regulating the licensing of financial advisers, according to independent financial advisory firm Hewison Private Wealth.
Announcements made yesterday by Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Steven Ciobom to proceed with proposed changes to Future of Financial Advice (FoFA...
US Debt Ceiling
It has been hard to escape the rising level of hysteria emanating from the United States due to the ongoing political negotiations surrounding their Debt Ceiling.
It is unsurprising that the Government continues to tinker with regulations surrounding financial planners. Clients place a great deal
of trust in financial planners, whose advice can have an enormous impact on their wealth, lifestyle and retirement planning.
Young Australians must approach financial fitness like a gym workout, says Hewison Private Wealth
Young Australians eager to ‘get rich quick’ may be disappointed to hear that wealth creation can be as tough as achieving washboard abs, but those who attended a Young Investors Wealth Forum, hosted by Hewison Private Wealth, in Melbourne last week were in for a reality check.
Investments Contracts for difference and exchange-trade funds are instruments that each have their own characteristic risk profiles and return opportunities.
Although they are both regularly reduced to their acronyms, contracts for difference and exchange traded funds are very different beasts.
One is a highly leveraged product, the other tracks an underlying index and is...
Whether you’re a daredevil or enjoy playing it safe, there’s a superannuation risk profile option out there for you.
How you choose to invest your superannuation is a very personal and important decision. When it comes to our own superannuation risk profiles, each one of us is different.
The alternatives can feel endless. While asking your super fund to put your reti...
Why did you start your business? Was it to give yourself a job, to follow a dream, or perhaps it was to create financial security for your children and grandchildren? Whatever the reason, business owners tend to channel all their energy and finances into their companies, especially when starting out.
On face value this may seem like a great idea, after all starting a business is inher...
The government “paused” plans to immediately implement controversial changes to the Future of Financial Advice reforms yesterday following fierce opposition.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann was handed back responsibility for the government’s planned changes to FoFA after assistant treasurer, Arthur Sinodinos, stood aside.
Cormann said in a statement the government ...
What is Asset Allocation?
Asset allocation is the percentage allocation of investment funds to the various investment classes, the main ones being –
· Real estate property
· Australian shares
· International shares
· Fixed and variable interest
It has certainly been a long hard slog for investors with the Australian sharemarket remaining flat despite all the positive economic indicators. We have low unemployment, a booming resource sector, apositive GDP outlook as forecast by the International Monetary Fund and the Reserve Bank. So why isn’t our share market booming? Major global share markets have recovered despite their economies co...
Over the past ten years Australians have experienced a residential property super cycle where values have increased considerably over this period. The main drivers of this meteoric rise have been historically low interest rates, low unemployment, government grants for first home buyers and the strongest terms of trade seen in 140 years. The only hiccup during this period was from late 2007 through...
While many thought that the world markets would recover strongly over 2011 it seems we have been stuck in a rut over the past few months with most investment markets tracking sideways.
While markets are often driven by fear and greed we cannot ignore the underlying economic factors that also serve to drive investment markets on a global scale.