Plunging bond yields and weak share markets what does it mean for investors?

Worries about the US trade wars and global growth are continuing to cause volatility in investment markets.

While the risks have increased, we remain of the view that recession is unlikely

Share markets may still fall further on trade war fears and this may even be necessary to remind both sides of the need for a deal.

However, we regard the fall in share markets as another correction and not the start of a major bear market.

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Elizabeth Hatton
The 2018-19 Financial Year in Review

The past financial year saw a roller coaster ride for investors. Share markets plunged into Christmas only to rebound over the last six months. This bulletin reviews the last financial year and takes a look at the investment outlook for 2019-20.

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Elizabeth Hatton
What could the 2019 election outcome mean for you?

Whilst It is not clear whether or not the Coalition will hold a majority, it is the Coalition which will form Government.However, it is not yet known when parliament will resume, and how quickly legislation can be passed to implement major Coalition proposals.In the interim, here is a review of some of the major positions that the Coalition has announced and what they may mean for you.

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Elizabeth Hatton
How to protect your loved ones after you’re gone

It’s difficult enough for families to cope with the loss of a loved one, but the added burden of dealing with the remaining estate can make an emotional time even more traumatic - which is why drawing up a will is essential, regardless of your age and the state of your finances. Here’s what you need to know.

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Elizabeth Hatton
Getting personal insurance right

With recent media coverage about insurance sales tactics, many Aussies might be concerned they’re being sold personal insurance policies – life, total and permanent disablement (TPD) and income protection – they don’t really need.

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Elizabeth Hatton
What does a per capita recession mean for investors?

Key points

  • Australian growth slowed even more in the December quarter. Growth may bounce back a bit this year, but the housing downturn will likely constrain it to around 2- 2.5%.

  • As a result, unemployment is likely to drift up and wages growth and inflation remain lower for longer.

  • The RBA is on track to cut rates this year and the housing downturn will likely see Australian shares continue to underperform global shares.

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Elizabeth Hatton