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Category Archives: Economics

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

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

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

2012: The Year It Didn’t Happen

- by Weston Wellington (US) Judging by the headlines in the financial press, investors spent much of the past year anxiously awaiting one calamity after another that failed to occur. The plunge off the so-called fiscal cliff was averted. 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%.

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

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

RBA cuts rates by 0.5% – what did your bank do?

The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates by 0.5%. 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