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  • Bi Monthly Market Update | Gold soars as a flight to safety….

    Gold soars as a flight to safety…. Whilst the intensifying trade war between China and the US wreaked havoc on global share markets over the last couple of days, China’s appetite for Australia’s commodities has resulted in our monthly trade surplus smashing its previous record to hit $8.04 billion. This … Read more

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  • Bi Monthly Market Update | ASX close to a 12 year high

    ASX close to 12 year high Britain’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has committed to leaving the EU on October 31; leaving him only 66 days to do it. The new leader of the Liberal Democrats has vowed to fight him every step of the way and it won’t be … Read more

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  • Bi Monthly Market Update | Interest rates hit a historic low of 1%

    Are you taking advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity? Some positive signs in the US/China trade negotiations, with the ceasefire agreed at the G20 Summit in Japan. In an attempt to lower unemployment and lift wages and inflation, the RBA cut interest rates to 1% yesterday (the lowest level … Read more

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  • A Perfect Buying Storm

    From Deb’s desk A confluence of events on the political and financial fronts has created one of the best set of buying conditions that I can remember in my time as an agent. The Federal election result cleared away uncertainties across a range of investment platforms. Negative gearing stays and … Read more

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  • Bi Monthly Market Update | RBA minutes drive ASX gains

    RBA minutes drive ASX gains The ASX-200 hit a fresh 11 1/2 year high today as the RBA minutes indicated further rate cuts are likely. The ASX-200 is now within 180 points of the record 6827.7 locked in before the GFC took hold in 2007. Economists are betting on another … Read more

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  • Plantation style Bali getaway beckons

    STUART Membery, style icon for more than 30 years, does not regret putting his Bali oasis up for sale, that is not in his thoughts. For him the sale is a natural, almost predestined event of perpetual self-reinvention. A process he enjoys. “I look forward to continuing to evolve,” Mr … Read more

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  • Bi Monthly Market Update | Ease it!

    Ease it! As expected the RBA cut the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.25%, a record low. Not because of concerns with our economic growth as much as the desire to move inflation. Today’s GDP figures disappointed so further cuts are likely. The ASX-200 index closed up again today 6358 … Read more

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  • Bi Monthly Market Update | US-China trade tensions rattle markets

    US-China trade tensions rattle markets International markets remain dovish with the EU lowering its GDP forecast and the US Fed backing down from any rate hikes this year. US China trade negotiations have markets rattled after Trump threatened to raise tariffs from 10% to 25% on $US200 billion worth of … Read more

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