Oliver’s insights – Seven key charts for investors to watch – where are they now?

28 February

Key points – Shares have made it to record highs this year but after strong gains are a bit vulnerable to a near term pull back. – However, we remain upbeat on a 12-month view as falling inflation allows rate cuts and hopefully recession is...[Read More]

A guide to managing personal finances

29 February

The importance of personal financial planning can’t be overstated, regardless of your age. Proper financial planning can offer a safety net for you and your family while giving you the freedom to make informed choices.   Many adults worry about...[Read More]

A seasonal home maintenance checklist to ensure your property is in the best condition all year long

29 February

A lot of property owners take a very casual approach to the upkeep and repair of their house or building. They usually wait for something to break, clog, overflow, leak, jam or fail catastrophically before addressing the problem. Others are...[Read More]

Is your business eligible for concessions – tips on small business tax offsets

28 February

As a small business owner, you may be eligible for concessions on the amount of tax you pay. This depends on your business structure, your industry and your annual turnover. If you have an aggregated turnover less than: $2 million, you can access...[Read More]

Aussies to keep more of what they earn as tax cuts pass

28 February

Low and middle income earners will soon keep more of what they earn after revamped tax cuts cleared federal parliament. Labor’s amended tax package was endorsed by the Senate on Tuesday evening after receiving backing in the lower...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 23/02/24

28 February

Global shares surged in the past week to new record highs in the US, Europe and Japan, helped in particular by enthusiasm for Artificial Intelligence after a very strong earnings result from AI chip maker Nvidia which served to offset ongoing...[Read More]

Hope ‘goodwill’ will get Australian wine flowing

28 February

Australian wine exports worth $1 billion might be flowing back into China within weeks. China slapped sanctions worth $20 billion on Australian products during the height of diplomatic tensions in 2020 after the former Morrison government called for...[Read More]

Australia open to resuming stalled EU trade talks

28 February

Negotiations for a free trade deal with the European Union could resume within months after Australia’s talks with the bloc hit a stalemate. Discussions for an agreement with the EU failed to make a breakthrough on the sticking point of greater...[Read More]

Essential Checklist: Preparing for Your Will Drafting Session with a Lawyer

22 February

Preparing a will is an important step in managing your estate and ensuring your wishes are honoured after you pass away. Before meeting with a lawyer to draft your will, it’s beneficial to have several items prepared to make the process as smooth...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 16/02/24

21 February

Global shares were buffeted over the last week with hotter than expected US inflation data but better than expected profits results. While US shares hit a new record high, they fell 0.4% for the week. Eurozone shares reached new highs and rose...[Read More]

Data could end year-long holiday home tax breaks

21 February

New data collection methods could end the days of short-term rental property owners claiming tax deductions when the home is not being rented. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has vowed to raise the issue of the owners of holiday rentals or Airbnbs...[Read More]

Outgoing ATO boss calls for greater tax office powers

21 February

The outgoing head of the ATO has called for the tax office to have the power to collect evidence as part of criminal investigations. In a speech to the National Press Club, ATO commissioner Chris Jordan said the organisation should be given powers...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – investment outlook Q&A

14 February

Recession risks, rates and inflation, valuations, geopolitics, the US election and Swiftonomics   Key points – Rate hikes have worked in helping slow inflation and rate cuts are likely this year. Expect a bumpy ride though. – The risk of...[Read More]

Property investing – residential vs. commercial real estate

22 February

In the realm of property investment, prospective investors often grapple with comparing residential vs commercial real estate. Both offer viable investment opportunities, but they also come with their own unique advantages and drawbacks.   Hence,...[Read More]

Navy to be ‘most lethal’ in history after huge overhaul

21 February

The Australian navy will be able to meet challenges this decade, the defence minister says, despite the number of warships falling ahead of a spike in capacity under a major overhaul. The number of navy warships is set to increase from 11 to 26 by...[Read More]