Smart investing: using dividends to increase returns
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
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
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
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
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
‘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.
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
Australian Economy Snapshot
The latest release from the RBA (Data updated to 7 April 2015) is a positive sign for investors and business alike.
Welcome to 2014 – what now for investors?
I welcome you and your family to 2014, I hope this will be a prosperous year for all investors. 2013 was the best year for share market growth since 2009. The years 2012, & 2013 were good years for Investors, particularly those who have taken advantage of Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA). In January ’13, the S&P/ASX 200 […]