How do interest rates affect your investments

How do interest rates affect your investments?

April 4, 2023
Interest rates are an important financial lever for world economies. They affect the cost of borrowing and the return on savings, and it makes them an integral part of the return on many investments. It can also affect the value of the currency, which has a further trickle-down effect on other investments. So, when rates…

The Rich Life Vol 55

March 2, 2022
It’s March already which marks the beginning of Autumn. While this is traditionally the season when things cool down, the economic and political scene is gearing up with the Federal Budget later this month and a federal election expected by May. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February increased volatility on global financial markets and…
Feb 2022 Newsletter

The Rich Life Vol 54

February 2, 2022
It’s February and what a summer it’s been with success on the tennis court and the cricket pitch. Now that the kids are returning to school and we settle back into our ‘’new normal’’ routines, the new year begins in earnest. January is normally a quiet month on the economic scene, but not this year….
January 22 Newsletter

The Rich Life Vol 53

January 25, 2022
It’s January and the start of a new year. Whether you are back at work or enjoying a summer break, we wish you all a Happy New Year and a return to normal life in 2022. The global economy and financial markets ended the year as they began, all over the place, as the world…
Livewire Buy Hold Sell 3

Buy Hold Sell: 3 essential asset classes and 2 to avoid – Livewire

October 20, 2021
Our very own Hugh Robertson joins Livewire’s James Marlay in yet another special Income Series edition of Buy Hold Sell. In this episode, Livewire drew on the asset allocation expertise of Hugh Robertson from Centaur Financial Services and Charlie Viola from Pitcher Partners. As stated by Livewire in the release of this edition of Buy Hold…

The Rich Life Vol 48

August 3, 2021
It’s August, and this chilly winter and periodic lockdowns can’t end fast enough for many of us….
Gold Coast Financial Planners

What’s up with inflation?

July 1, 2021
Fears of a resurgence in inflation has been the big topic of conversation among bond and sharemarket commentators lately, which may come as a surprise to many given that our rate of inflation is just 1.1 per cent. Yet despite market rumblings, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) appears quite comfortable about the outlook. Inflation…
Gold Coast Financial Planners

The advice model of the future – ifa Show Podcast with Hugh Robertson

June 25, 2021
In this episode of the ifa Show, our very own multi-award-winning adviser Hugh Robertson joins host Sarah Kendell to discuss his practice’s goals-based approach to advice and investment and the benefits of being part of a cooperative licensee model. As the ifa Show reveals, Hugh unpacks how the concept of goals-based advice has evolved over…

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