Investments

What’s happening with investment markets?

As I am sure you are aware we’ve experienced a lot of share market volatility in recent weeks.  In order to alleviate some of the stress caused by this uncertainty we have put together a summary to help clarify the recent declines in your account balance, provide some longer-term context and highlight our investment beliefs…

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Mortgage Terms Explained

Owning a property is the Great Australian Dream.  Home-ownership is perceived to be the pathway to a better life, one full of success and security. While we all want a part of this dream, for most potential homeowners the only way to enter the property market involves borrowing funds. When sourcing the best mortgage for…

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Got Spare Cash? Moves for the Savvy Investor

Should you be in a position to, you might find yourself asking “What should I do with any spare income I have”? While there are many options available, some, such as taking a holiday or buying yourself new clothes, gadgets or a car are great for your enjoyment; you might want to consider making some…

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State of the Market

There has been a lot of doom and gloom in the media lately about the recent fall in the sharemarket. Headlines such as “ASX loses $56 billion as investors join global stock rout” (The Age – 6 February) and “Aussie Sharemarket Bloodbath” (Herald Sun – 6 February) would have made any investor nervous. However, we…

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The award winning fund in your account!

Our clients with MLC accounts will be pleased to learn that one of the underlying funds in their portfolios has won an award! The MLC Inflation Plus fund, which is a staple in the MLC portfolios we maintain for many of our clients, was voted the best fund in the “Multi-Asset Real Return category” at…

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Investment Update: Sept 2017

The Muirfield Financial Services Investment Committee recently completed its half-yearly update. As such, we thought it would be a good time to reiterate some of the investment philosophies that we use when making investment decisions on client portfolios. We believe this is particularly relevant given the recent volatility in markets as a result of North…

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A brief review of 2016 and expectations for the year ahead

Proving that no one has a Crystal Ball, economists and presidential pollsters alike are looking back on 2016 and wondering how they got it all so wrong. As AMP’s Chief Economist, Shane Oliver, recently noted, “2016 was perhaps remarkable for the things that many thought were obvious at the start of the year but did…

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How Not to Invest

Every once in a while we hear investment suggestions that make us uneasy. It’s not that the suggestions are necessarily wrong or bad, more often than not they are based wholly in common sense. The problem is that the rules of common sense rarely ever apply to good investing.   AMP’s Chief Economist, Shane Oliver,…

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President-Elect Trump Market Expectations

So Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States and to the surprise of many, the markets currently don’t look worse for it.  In fact, the markets have mostly recovered since its knee-jerk sell off as the election results unfolded.   As well, in the days since the election, Trump appears to…

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