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April 2017

How attractive are Emerging Market Equities? A valuation perspective.

Ever since comparable index data became available in 1988, emerging market stocks have outperformed world stocks by more than 3%…

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Why the regulatory crackdown may not stop housing boom

This week, new information about year-on-year house price growth reignited fears of a property bubble. According to CoreLogic, Australian house…

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Is there a Bubble? Will it Burst?

The property market is enduring a prolonged growth period that has seen records for transaction volumes, prices and clearance rates.…

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What do new bank regulations mean for investors?

Residential Mortgages will be more challenging to get. On 31 March 2017, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), the body…

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What the first quarter of 2017 tells us about the stock market

The quarter ending March 31 showed impressive returns. The S&P 500 gained 5.5%, outperforming the Dow Jones Industrials, but underperforming…

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Why US companies are expected to post best quarter since 2011

Earnings for S&P 500 companies are expected to grow by 9.1% in the first quarter of 2017, compared to the…

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UGC Monthly Market Update | February 2024

Welcome to the UGC’s Monthly Market Update for February 2024. Join UGC’s CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Joel Hewish, as…

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How to Make the Most of the Stage 3 Tax Cuts

The introduction of stage 3 tax cuts represents a great opportunity for Australians to enhance their financial well-being. With 13.6…

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Investing for a House Deposit

In today’s economic landscape, purchasing a home is a significant milestone that requires careful financial planning and strategic saving. For…

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The Power of Dollar Cost Averaging in Building Wealth

In the realm of investment strategies, Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) stands out for its simplicity and effectiveness, particularly for those…

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Understanding the ASX 200: A Key Indicator for Investors

The ASX 200 is more than just a number—it’s a vital indicator of the Australian share market’s health and a…

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