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2,000,000 Australians are experiencing high financial stress, 1 in 2 adults have limited to no savings and only 1 in every 2 Australians have a “basic understanding” of financial products and services. At anyone time, 1 in 10 Australians have a missed credit or insurance payment.
Percentage of Australian pensioners below the poverty line.
One in every three Australians will struggle to survive in retirement.
Percentage of Australian households in financial stress.
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Percentage of fund managers that underperform.
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Percentage of Australians that seek financial advice.
Of these 89% believe the advice they received was extremely beneficial.
The Australian dollar has been moving higher against its US counterpart since last week’s decision by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. This is even after the RBA’s March meeting warned of a “build-up of risks associated with the housing market” in Sydney and Melbourne. What does this mean for Australian companies? To help[…]
Value stocks are essentially underpriced businesses for which the market has low expectations. They trade at lower price/earnings (P/E) multiples relative to industry peers, to the market or to their own intrinsic value. Typically, a good value strategy relies on catalysts that improve the underlying business, such as new management, debt restructuring or changes in[…]
After reaching agreement to cut production between some of the world’s biggest oil producers in November last year, crude oil soared as much as 30% from US$42.20 to US$55 a barrel in just two months. However, in recent weeks, the crude price has dipped once again to trade around US$48 as concerns are raised over[…]
Northern Dynasty (US.NAK) owns the world’s largest undeveloped gold and copper deposit, situated in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. Since October 2016 to mid-February 2017, its share price rocketed from US$0.60 cents to a high of US$3.36, rising an incredible 660% in just 4 months. But in the past month, after a damning report from a[…]
Last night the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25% to a new target range between 0.75% and 1.00%. But equity markets focused more on what the Fed said next, alluding that it was not in a hurry to tighten monetary policy further than what they had already outlined. US equities rallied as a result. All[…]
After 6 consecutive years of declining prices, uranium stocks have fallen around 90% on average, and the price of uranium has declined to all-time inflation adjusted lows. However, there are signs that things might be starting to improve in the uranium market. 1. Background Let’s have a look at uranium’s price history: Source: indexmundi.com After[…]
Hated by analysts, portrayed as “stagnant” and “sclerotic”, Europe could be at the start of a multi-year expansion. Yes, Europe, best known for the “Euro crisis”, “Brexit” and overall political turmoil, has been quietly growing and may be one of the best bets for 2017 and beyond. First, a historical perspective. In the 20 years[…]
Over the past week, we’ve been arguing that the stock market still has room to run despite high valuations. Yesterday, one of the most respected hedge-fund billionaires in the world, David Tepper, gave three reasons why he agrees. 1- Synchronized growth around the world. Europe, Japan, China, and the US are all growing at the[…]
Has the Trump rally gone too far? Is the US stock market about to break? Last Monday, we showed how the market likely has further to run. But today, after both the Dow and the S&P 500 have declined for two days in a row for the first time since January, the question remains: is[…]
With low interest rates and record profits, why aren’t businesses in Australia investing for growth? Rather than investing in new projects, instead, they are giving cash back to shareholders in the form of record dividends and share buybacks. Why? Well according to Professor of Finance Lee Smales, there are three key reasons for this: 1- Worries[…]
If you’re concerned about the sustainability of the Trump rally. Don’t be! According to this indicator, which has never been wrong, the US stock market is likely to see significantly higher gains from here. Since 1945 there have been only 27 years where the S&P 500 has risen in both January and February. The 28th[…]
The video shows the drive-by through the suburb of Murarrie, located in Brisbane. The drive incorporated the East Village of Murarrie in order to survey the surroundings of the development site.