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“What about Gold?”

A common question posed by Hewison clients every seven or so years. You see, historically gold is seen as a defensive investment play and a hedge against inflation.  In times of despair the fear factor takes hold as investors search for a safe haven. A bit like property, people can feel safer owning an asset they can see and touch. That makes sense does it not? Well no, it doesn’t actually.

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Director/Private Client Adviser
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QE2 – Cruise liner or Economic Stimulus?

Interest rates in the United States are currently at an all time low of 0.25%. Aggressive rate cutting by the US Federal Reserve has been aimed at stimulating consumer expenditure and economic growth. Thus far, this strategy has not had the desired effect and has led the US Federal Reserve to “Quantitative Easing”.

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Chairman and Founder
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National Broadband Network

There has been much debate about the NBN, its usefulness, its total cost and cost efficiency and its long term viability. I must admit I have been a sceptic and concerned about the lack of cost / benefit analysis and business plan as raised by Malcolm Turnbull. At our corporate break out conference last week we had Peter Blasina (TVs gadget-man) as one of our guest speakers talking about the future for technology. 

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Director/Private Client Adviser
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The lucky country

As each day goes by, Australia is showing the rest of the developed world why it is the lucky country.

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Hewison Private Wealth
Hewison Quarterly