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So far Andrew North has created 14 blog entries.

Changing Your Financial Planner

Problems with your financial planner? It could just be a difference in personality or culture, or it could be the passing of time or even a geographic location. Bring these issues to their attention. Don't be shy. Make an appointment to discuss everything. Be very wary of the planner that has no time to [...]

By |2019-04-10T21:49:59+10:00April 10th, 2019|Financial Planning|

The Emotion of Money

For those that have never been used to money, it's possible there may be something in the subconscious holding us back from making more. It's almost as if money is a bad thing and getting more of it will be a terrible thing. Are these negative thoughts holding you back from getting more money? [...]

By |2019-04-10T22:33:14+10:00April 10th, 2019|Financial Planning, Investment Advice|

The International Opportunity

Historically Australians have over invested in domestic equities at the expense of international equities. Many feeling comfortable with their investments being closer to home, in a company they can connect with and read about in local media. There being a feeling of greater understanding of the political environment and the domestic economy and the [...]

By |2018-09-06T17:47:13+10:00September 6th, 2018|Financial Planning, Investment Advice|

Equities, Currencies & Commodities News June 2018

Equities Developed market stocks rose 0.6% over the month U.S. increased 2.4% European equities rose 0.1% Japan declined 1.2% emerging markets lost 3.5% Brazil fell 10.9% Currencies U.S. dollar rallied over the month. pressure on emerging market currencies, worst  being the Argentine peso and Turkish lira euro fell 2.5% on political uncertainty in Italy British pound fell to a near five-month low [...]

By |2018-09-06T17:56:01+10:00September 6th, 2018|Currencies & Commodities|

Investment News June 2018

geopolitical uncertainty and bouts of market volatility U.S. unemployment rate steady downward trend, down 0.2% to 3.9%, lowest since December 2000 U.S. increase in industrial production, expanding economy, inflation solid 2.1% core CPI political developments in Italy pressured Italian government bonds most developed market yields fell as investors bought “safe-haven” assets such as U.S. Treasuries, [...]

By |2018-09-06T17:43:07+10:00September 6th, 2018|Investments|

Superannuation News June 2018

banking royal commission focuses on superannuation at next public hearing Treasury consults on three-year audits for some SMSFs rules about what can and can’t be done with property held by self-managed super funds are often misunderstood From 1 July 2018, clients aged 65 or over are able to make downsizer contributions using the proceeds from the [...]

By |2018-09-06T18:01:59+10:00September 6th, 2018|Superannuation|