The Nasdaq Composite Index has just seen a rare event, so rare, it has occurred less than 1% of the time since 1971 and only twice in the current bull market. Most recently seen in February 2015 and 2009, history shows that this anomaly is likely to lead to big returns. DailyWealth’s Brett Eversole predicts,[…]
Australian wages are growing at a miserly 1.9%. This rate has been declining since 2010 as it continues trending further downward. Combine this with property prices growing at 4 times that rate and the opportunity for young Australians to enter the property market or get ahead financially is looking bleak. So what options are there[…]
As of 1st July 2017, more Australians will be able to claim tax deductions for personal super contributions. This is possible when an individual makes the super contribution, rather than an employer. In the main this measure will assist: Individuals who are self-employed, Partly employed, and Employees whose jobs do not provide salary sacrificing What[…]
Around 80% of Australians who have reached Age Pension age are currently receiving the Age Pension in full or in part. The remaining 20% are either ineligible due to the income and assets test or have not applied. At some stage in their retirement, most Australians will be eligible to claim a Part or a[…]
Several weeks ago we laid out our argument for why we did NOT believe that the US stock market (and by default global markets) were likely nearing a major top. (Click here to read the article) Today we analyse 9 very important US stock market charts, which provide further evidence to support our thesis. US[…]
June Swoon in Tech Stocks. Should we be Worried? The US NASDAQ 100 is down almost 4.6% since hitting its all-time high of 5885 on 8 June 2017, to close last night at 5646. On the back of this sell-off, many commentators are suggesting that this could be the beginning of a major market sell-off[…]
With 98% of US S&P 500 companies having reported earnings for the March quarter, Mason Stevens Head of Equities, Marcus Tuck, provides his key takeaways: Aggregate profit growth was a very healthy 13.9%, the highest year-on-year growth since Q3 2011, where it recorded a 16.7% growth rate. 10 of 11 sectors reported profit growth with[…]
Appen Ltd (ASX: APX), the data services and language technology company, has seen its share price soar 43% over the past 2 weeks on the back of a strong earnings result and a significant upgrade to its full year earnings guidance. APX is seeing significant increased demand for its high quality data for machine learning-based[…]
On 31 March 2017, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), the body that regulates how banks operate, further clamped down on Australian banks and their ability to lend, by implementing new rules to curb the pace of activity in the Australian housing market. The measures are particularly designed to manage the heat being experienced in[…]
UGC Chief Executive Joel Hewish was invited to join the panel at the annual SIBOR Global Real Estate Summit in Staten Island, USA.
In 2015, the US stock market generated a total return of just 1.4%. This means that the U.S. stock market has now generated positive returns for seven consecutive years.
Self-Managed Superannuation Funds offer a number of key advantages for investors over industry, public offer and corporate superannuation funds. So much so that many of the investment strategies we recommend at United Global Capital (UGC) simply can’t be implemented within any other superannuation structure. Advantages of SMSFs include: Trustees have unlimited discretion to invest in[…]