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It involves replacing or ‘recycling’ bad debt with tax-deductible good debt from investments. while also building wealth in a tax-effective manner over the longer term. Let's take a closer look at how this actually works and the considerations that need to be made before deploying a debt recycling strategy.

Hewison Private Wealth is a Melbourne based independent financial planning firm. Our financial advisers are highly qualified wealth managers and specialise in self managed super funds (SMSF), financial planning, retirement planning advice and investment portfolio management. If you would like to speak to a financial adviser on how you can secure your financial future please contact us 03 8548 4800, email info@hewison.com.au or visit www.hewison.com.au

Please note: The advice provided above is general information only and individuals should seek specialised advice from a qualified financial advisor. The views in this blog are those of the individual and may not represent the general opinion of the firm. Please contact Hewison Private Wealth for more information.

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From a low point of around 4,816 points in March 2020, the ASX 200 has since recovered by almost 40% over the past 12 months. Not quite back to its most recent high point of 7,140 points in late February 2020, but a strong recovery, nonetheless.

Although the performance of the Australian Sharemarket and US Market can vary, throughout history both markets have trended in a similar direction. Therefore, investor lessons and experiences from these two markets are comparable over the long term.

Hewison Private Wealth is a Melbourne based independent financial planning firm. Our financial advisers are highly qualified wealth managers and specialise in self managed super funds (SMSF), financial planning, retirement planning advice and investment portfolio management. If you would like to speak to a financial adviser on how you can secure your financial future please contact us 03 8548 4800, email info@hewison.com.au or visit www.hewison.com.au

Please note: The advice provided above is general information only and individuals should seek specialised advice from a qualified financial advisor. The views in this blog are those of the individual and may not represent the general opinion of the firm. Please contact Hewison Private Wealth for more information.

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Retiring with financial confidence is harder to come by these days, particularly given the need to navigate capital security with long-term growth and while being faced with ongoing headlines of lofty equity valuations and historically low-interest rates.

To avoid being caught off guard when it is your time to retire, here are four curveballs to look out for.

Hewison Private Wealth is a Melbourne based independent financial planning firm. Our financial advisers are highly qualified wealth managers and specialise in self managed super funds (SMSF), financial planning, retirement planning advice and investment portfolio management. If you would like to speak to a financial adviser on how you can secure your financial future please contact us 03 8548 4800, email info@hewison.com.au or visit www.hewison.com.au

Please note: The advice provided above is general information only and individuals should seek specialised advice from a qualified financial advisor. The views in this blog are those of the individual and may not represent the general opinion of the firm. Please contact Hewison Private Wealth for more information.

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Generally speaking, medical underwriting seems to be getting harder and harder – by that, I mean that when facilitating clients’ new policy recommendations, it seems to be rare that policies aren’t coming back without exclusions or some form of altered terms.

Hewison Private Wealth is a Melbourne based independent financial planning firm. Our financial advisers are highly qualified wealth managers and specialise in self managed super funds (SMSF), financial planning, retirement planning advice and investment portfolio management. If you would like to speak to a financial adviser on how you can secure your financial future please contact us 03 8548 4800, email info@hewison.com.au or visit www.hewison.com.au

Please note: The advice provided above is general information only and individuals should seek specialised advice from a qualified financial advisor. The views in this blog are those of the individual and may not represent the general opinion of the firm. Please contact Hewison Private Wealth for more information.

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The address was predominantly focused on equity and property markets moving ahead and investor optimism driven by continued stimulus measures and vaccine distribution.

Hewison Private Wealth is a Melbourne based independent financial planning firm. Our financial advisers are highly qualified wealth managers and specialise in self managed super funds (SMSF), financial planning, retirement planning advice and investment portfolio management. If you would like to speak to a financial adviser on how you can secure your financial future please contact us 03 8548 4800, email info@hewison.com.au or visit www.hewison.com.au

Please note: The advice provided above is general information only and individuals should seek specialised advice from a qualified financial advisor. The views in this blog are those of the individual and may not represent the general opinion of the firm. Please contact Hewison Private Wealth for more information.

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 An ETF is something that you can invest in that provides you with exposure to a certain index, market sector, or managed fund that is actively managed by professionals. If you wanted to invest in the ASX200 (Australia’s 200 largest companies on the stock exchange) then you could invest in the ETF that looks to replicate this market. This is referred to as a ‘passive’ ETF and is the type of ETF that I'll address in this blog. 

Hewison Private Wealth is a Melbourne based independent financial planning firm. Our financial advisers are highly qualified wealth managers and specialise in self managed super funds (SMSF), financial planning, retirement planning advice and investment portfolio management. If you would like to speak to a financial adviser on how you can secure your financial future please contact us 03 8548 4800, email info@hewison.com.au or visit www.hewison.com.au

Please note: The advice provided above is general information only and individuals should seek specialised advice from a qualified financial advisor. The views in this blog are those of the individual and may not represent the general opinion of the firm. Please contact Hewison Private Wealth for more information.

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Whilst this may seem dramatic in isolation, if short selling is permitted to continue unabated, it has the potential to literally destroy companies and send markets into decline. This was seen during the GFC, and more recently at the start of COVID when the AAIC stepped in to place a temporary hold on the activity. 

Hewison Private Wealth is a Melbourne based independent financial planning firm. Our financial advisers are highly qualified wealth managers and specialise in self managed super funds (SMSF), financial planning, retirement planning advice and investment portfolio management. If you would like to speak to a financial adviser on how you can secure your financial future please contact us 03 8548 4800, email info@hewison.com.au or visit www.hewison.com.au

Please note: The advice provided above is general information only and individuals should seek specialised advice from a qualified financial advisor. The views in this blog are those of the individual and may not represent the general opinion of the firm. Please contact Hewison Private Wealth for more information.

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Who is GameStop? It’s a bricks and mortar retail gaming chain in the United States. Like many bricks and mortar retail businesses, GameStop fell dramatically as Covid took hold forcing retailers to close, some permanently.

In February 2020 it was as low as $3.95, but last week it rose to $347. Why?

Here’s where it gets interesting. Throughout 2020, Wall Street Hedge Funds had taken out short positions in GameStop.

Have you heard of short selling before?

Hewison Private Wealth is a Melbourne based independent financial planning firm. Our financial advisers are highly qualified wealth managers and specialise in self managed super funds (SMSF), financial planning, retirement planning advice and investment portfolio management. If you would like to speak to a financial adviser on how you can secure your financial future please contact us 03 8548 4800, email info@hewison.com.au or visit www.hewison.com.au

Please note: The advice provided above is general information only and individuals should seek specialised advice from a qualified financial advisor. The views in this blog are those of the individual and may not represent the general opinion of the firm. Please contact Hewison Private Wealth for more information.

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Senator Hume was quoted as saying “people need to be confident to spend not hoard” and that “an increase in super would come at the expense of wages”. There were further comments made by so-called “experts” suggesting that annuity type superannuation income streams should be mandated to stop retirees living off the income generated by their superannuation and leaving capital balances to estate beneficiaries.

Hewison Private Wealth is a Melbourne based independent financial planning firm. Our financial advisers are highly qualified wealth managers and specialise in self managed super funds (SMSF), financial planning, retirement planning advice and investment portfolio management. If you would like to speak to a financial adviser on how you can secure your financial future please contact us 03 8548 4800, email info@hewison.com.au or visit www.hewison.com.au

Please note: The advice provided above is general information only and individuals should seek specialised advice from a qualified financial advisor. The views in this blog are those of the individual and may not represent the general opinion of the firm. Please contact Hewison Private Wealth for more information.

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As you think through whether you should invest now, here are some helpful tips to guide you.

Have a plan

One of my favorite quotes in life is “Failing to plan is planning to fail”. Before you jump right in, creating a plan will help you reach your financial goals faster. You want to ensure all your ducks are in a row before you invest. Some things to look at are:

Hewison Private Wealth is a Melbourne based independent financial planning firm. Our financial advisers are highly qualified wealth managers and specialise in self managed super funds (SMSF), financial planning, retirement planning advice and investment portfolio management. If you would like to speak to a financial adviser on how you can secure your financial future please contact us 03 8548 4800, email info@hewison.com.au or visit www.hewison.com.au

Please note: The advice provided above is general information only and individuals should seek specialised advice from a qualified financial advisor. The views in this blog are those of the individual and may not represent the general opinion of the firm. Please contact Hewison Private Wealth for more information.