Entries by Digilari

Review of 2019, outlook for 2020 – the beat goes on

Key points 2019 saw growth slow, recession fears increase and the US trade wars ramp up, but solid investment returns as monetary policy eased, bond yields fell and demand for unlisted assets remained strong. 2020 is likely to see global growth pick up with monetary policy remaining easy. Expect the RBA to cut the cash […]

Why offshore investing is the right move for retirees

This article originally appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald. Most Australian retirees would admit they prefer to invest in Australia. But Myooran Mahalingam, Portfolio Manager – Global Equities and Listed Property at MLC, says retirees should be increasing their exposure to international assets now to diversify away from a subdued Australian economy and seize greater […]

Five reasons why the $A may be close to the bottom

Key points In the absence of significant fiscal stimulus soon, further RBA monetary easing both in the form of rate cuts and quantitative easing point to more downside for the $A. However, there is good reason to believe we may be close to the low in the $A (or have already seen it): it has […]

5 easy ways to save money by going green

Saving the planet isn’t the only reason to go green. Using less energy and fewer resources can also help you cut costs. Take a look at these suggestions to help you save. Upping how eco-friendly a life you lead can be as good for your bank balance as it is for the environment. Here are […]

Your 5 step plan for a life of good mental health

Anxiety, stress and depression can rob you of life’s pleasures. Use these simple moves to help tackle poor mental health and get the most from every day.   Make nature your best friend Long-term stress is a common cause of anxiety and depression1. Good news – just 20 minutes in nature significantly lowers stress hormone […]

New rules on insurance through super

A new law started on 1 July 2019 which requires us to cancel insurance cover on inactive super accounts (inactive means no contributions or rollovers received for over 16 months) —unless you tell us you want insurance and take steps to keep it. Find out more. The government has recently passed another law known as […]

Are you as financially savvy as you think you are?

Make your money work harder for you with our myth-busting guide to finance. How many questions can you get right? Scroll down for the answers. Once you have a home, more residential property is your best investment All mortgages are the same Investing in large, stable companies yields the best return It’s okay to put […]

Newsletter – 18th October 2019

Dear Sir/Madam, September has been and gone and we are nearly through October! 9 working weeks until Christmas! Hasn’t the year flown by! With lots of our clients travelling to various parts of Australia, we have been receiving feedback on the devastating effect that the drought is having not only on farmers but also the […]