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Financial News That Matters

And we are back!

An interesting economic backdrop and help us stop scammers.

The economic backdrop continues to impact, both on sentiment and investment markets, but there are pieces within the puzzle that may point to a more positive year.

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Investors and recessions

Despite much talk of rising interest rates and possible recession, here are a few reasons to stay the course and stick to your long-term investment strategy.

There has been much discussion of rising interest rates, recent inflation spikes and ongoing market volatility impacting investment and super balances. Add to that the increased chatter about the possibility of Australia falling into a recession and things certainly aren’t looking too hopeful for investors at present.

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Are you gambling on your business for your retirement?

‘The business is my retirement,’ say many business owners. The reality is far more complicated – and devastating if you get it wrong, writes financial advisor, Helen Baker.

The risks of using your business as your sole retirement nest egg or as the majority of it, are numerous and diverse. And they continue to ensnare many Aussie business owners looking to retire.

With this in mind, consider the common perils of making this gamble and options for safeguarding both your business and your retirement.

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The challenges of market timing

When markets fall, it’s natural to want to take action to prevent further losses. Doing so however can do more harm than good. Here’s why timing the market to buy low and sell high is not as easy as it sounds.

If you’re invested in the financial markets and also keeping up with the news, you’re probably wondering if you should do anything to insulate your portfolio from incurring further losses alongside rising interest rates and inflation.

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2023 Should Be Interesting?

2022 is wrapping up and it feels a bit like a stagger to the finish line.

Countries are slowly moving into a new normal with Covid no longer driving the policies around tourism and travel – even China.

In gaming parlance, 2022 could be described as ‘the grind’.  Picture any number of sports where there is a period where no one is scoring but you know fatigue will eventually set in and one side will get the upper hand.  Usually in State of Origin, that is QUEENSLAND… but I digress.

Investing can be a little the same. 

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Busted! Scam myths

We’re serving up the truth about some common scam myths that you might have heard, especially around tax time.

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