Category: Economics

Economics Financial Planning

What does the Federal Budget mean for me?

Treasurer Jim Chalmers has high hopes that his 2024 Federal Budget will rein in inflation earlier than expected, ease cost-of-living pressures and build a stronger economy in the future. It’s…

Economics General Insights Investment Market Updates

Making sense of a confusing market

Strange times are afoot in financial markets with contradictory assumptions being priced into various asset classes. Here’s a great summary of the confusion investors must contend with at present… Nothing…

Economics Financial Planning Investment

How rising rates and inflation will affect investment markets

Investment markets are experiencing renewed volatility in recent weeks as a result of rising interest rates as central banks try to control inflation.  In Australia, inflation is at 5.1% (year over…


Aussies expect higher inflation over the next two years

Australians are anticipating higher inflation in the coming years, particularly those in regional areas. The inflation expectations of Australians have continued to rise, with annual inflation of 4.9 per cent…

Economics Financial Planning Retirement

Aged care increases announced, but are they enough?

The government has announced more than $17 billion in assistance to the underfunded aged care sector over five years. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced that his government will increase aged…

Economics Financial Planning

Roaring ’20s or wasted decade: Budget to decide

Australia’s economy faces either a decade marred by ‘epic policy failures’, with stagnant economic growth, or a scenario reminiscent of the roaring 1920s, with the upcoming budget critical to getting the country back…

Economics Investment

Economy to recover from weakest year since WWII

The global economy is expected to recover in 2021 following the weakest year since World War II, with fiscal and monetary policy continuing to support world economies, a big four…

Economics Financial Planning

The economics of COVID-19 lockdowns

A further rise in COVID-19 cases around the world is leading to questions about the need for another round of government-mandated lockdowns. Given that there are arguments for and against…

Economics General Insights

The economic hangover of COVID-19: how long will it last?

As the Australian economy begins to emerge from hibernation, the question of what the recovery will look like – and how long it will take – is being hotly debated….

Economics Financial Planning

The Australian economy and recovery from COVID-19

The shutdown in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) has wreaked havoc on the economy, but after a period of free-fall we could be beginning to see light at the end of…

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