Volatility returns to markets – what happened?

Volatility returns to markets – what happened?

A long period of calm markets ended this week with share markets in the US, Australia and around the world falling dramatically. At the lowest point the US stock index, the Dow Jones Industrial Index, was down 1597 points, representing a 6.4% fall. By the close of the...
Market Wrap – February

Market Wrap – February

Each month we release the Market Wrap that is compiled by our Chief Investment Office (CIO). Please call us to discuss any points which you find of interest!     Off to a good start Share markets started the year positively, with global shares in hedged terms...
Create a great financial new year

Create a great financial new year

New Year’s resolutions are easy to make but often hard to keep. But there are real benefits to making financial resolutions. Here are some helpful suggestions to get you started.   Get back to basics If you find it near-impossible to reach your financial goals, you...
Is that a Will or a maybe?

Is that a Will or a maybe?

In Australia, of every 10 Wills that are contested, 7 are overturned. And if it’s a spouse, former spouse or partner who’s contesting it, that rate goes up to a staggering 8 in 10.   Not every Will is contested, of course, but a lot are. If your Will is successfully...
Market Wrap – January

Market Wrap – January

Each month we release the Market Wrap that is compiled by our Chief Investment Office (CIO). Please call us to discuss any points which you find of interest! Positive end to 2017 Most share markets ended 2017 positively, with global shares in hedged terms returning...