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Author Archives: Thabojan

Buy & Hold Australian Blue Chip Stocks – Are you Crazy?

What’s the best way to get some growth from your portfolio? So often we hear people say that you should buy a few Australian Blue Chip stocks and hold them long term…  Well they’ve got it wrong!

Many Happy Returns

It’s that time of the year when the talking heads of television and the prognosticators of print issue their sage outlooks for the coming 12 months. While this crystal ball gazing is always entertaining, it becomes even more so a … Continue reading

High returns with low risk; you can’t lose right?

‘Safe investments with high returns’ ‘Want the flexibility to maximise gains and minimise losses?’ ‘Take advantage of rising markets and protect the downside’ ‘High income with a capital guarantee’ Whenever I see these sorts of headlines or slogans, I get … Continue reading

Three common misconceptions about aged care fees

The aged care system is an extremely complex maze.  The most important aspect of the whole process is to make sure your loved one makes a smooth transition into the most suitable accommodation.  Whilst assisting many clients find their way through the … Continue reading

RBA cuts rates by 0.25% – What did your bank do?

The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates by 0.25%. The cut to 2.50% is a fresh historic low and represented the eighth reduction this cycle. While this has various implications for businesses, exchange rates, residential property and our … Continue reading

Do you have insurance through a large super fund? Beware the traps and the increasing costs…

Personal insurance is a must have for protection against any potential health disasters.  For those already retired, you should make sure your children have adequate insurance so that if they face a health disaster, you don’t become their insurance policy … Continue reading

Gold – Some Safe Haven!

by Jim Parker Gold is frequently cited in the media as a safe haven asset that offers stability in a diversified portfolio and an anchor in uncertain times. The reality, however, frequently falls short of the billing. By the end … Continue reading

RBA cuts rates by 0.25% – What did your bank do?

The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates by 0.25%. While this has various implications for businesses, exchange rates, residential property and our economy overall, the impact on households is direct through mortgage rates.  And the big question is … Continue reading

Running to Stand Still

by Jim Parker Trying to correctly time your entry point to the market is never easy. Just ask the experts. In early February, strategists at a global investment bank were becoming alarmed at political events in Europe, the sequestration “crisis” … Continue reading

Is now the time to buy shares??

With the recent strong performance of shares in Australia and around the world, you may be asking yourself this question.  Well the answer is… maybe, maybe not! What do the leading economists foresee in the financial indicators? What are the … Continue reading