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Economic growth

The Economic Stimulus Package: maintaining confidence, supporting investment, keeping people employed

Team Maddern
14/Mar/2020
Maintaining confidence, supporting investment, keeping people employed By now you’re probably aware that the Federal Government has announced a $17.6 billion stimulus package. One designed to “protect the economy by maintaining confidence, supporting investment and keeping people in jobs”.
Smart investing: using dividends to increase returns

Smart investing: using dividends to increase returns

Team Maddern
09/Oct/2017
The study of behavioural finance tells us people prefer a small certain reward today than a bigger uncertain one in future. That’s certainly true of share investors over the past decade. Against a backdrop of low interest rates and slow economic growth, investors have looked for dividends in ‘safe’ companies rather than big capital gains […]
Australian economy: still going strong

Australian economy: still going strong

Team Maddern
06/Apr/2017
Australia, take a bow. We are on the brink of overtaking the Netherlands’ record for the longest period without a recession and very close to pulling off an even greater feat. Not only have we survived the end of an extraordinary mining boom without going bust, but the economy is showing signs of renewed growth. […]
How to achieve early retirement

How to achieve early retirement

Team Maddern
21/Feb/2017
Spending more time with your family. Picking up a brand new hobby. Exploring exotic destinations for longer than your scant weeks of annual leave would allow. However you paint it, retirement is a beautiful goal to work towards. And starting early means you’ve got more time and energy to enjoy it. Early retirement has become […]
Financial Commentary and Investment Opportunities for February 2017

Financial Commentary and Investment Opportunities for February 2017

Team Maddern
14/Feb/2017
Today, in our quarterly video newsletter, Dr. Dennis Maddern speaks about: 1. The Health of the Australian Economy 2. Current Political Climate (Australia) 3. World Political Climate & Economies – (USA, Russia, China and the EU) 4. 3 Great Investment Areas (Growth) If you have any questions or if Maddern Financial Advisers can help you […]
A global sea change

A global sea change

Team Maddern
10/Jan/2017
If 2016 taught us anything, it was to expect the unexpected. Britain’s vote to exit the European Union and Donald Trump’s election as the next US President surprised the pundits and markets alike. Markets generally hate surprises, yet in the closing weeks of the year so-called ‘Trump trades’ pushed shares, bond yields and the US […]
Australian growth resilient in tough times

Australian growth resilient in tough times

Team Maddern
01/Jul/2016
‘Resilient’ is perhaps the best way to sum up Australia’s economic performance over the past 12 months. That was the word used by Standard and Poor’s director of sovereign ratings, Craig Michaels, when confirming Australia’s AAA credit rating in mid-June.Australia’s strong performance is even more remarkable in a year characterised by ongoing uncertainty and volatility […]
Keep perspective, not panic; professional investors believe we are in a normal correction.

Keep perspective, not panic; professional investors believe we are in a normal correction.

Team Maddern
25/Aug/2015
You may have been watching the market fluctuate over the past week. We thought that we would take a few moments to outline some of the key points as to what has been happening with the market. Firstly, it is important to remember that investment markets move in cycles and negative corrections are a completely […]
August 2015 Australian Economy Snapshot

August 2015 Australian Economy Snapshot

Team Maddern
14/Aug/2015
Source: RBA   
Australian Economy Snapshot

Australian Economy Snapshot

Team Maddern
17/Apr/2015
The latest release from the RBA (Data updated to 7 April 2015) is a positive sign for investors and business alike.