2023 Value of an Adviser – Russell Investments

6 October

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In a complex world that keeps posing challenges to investors, advisers continue to add value that enables their clients to attain their long-term financial goals. The spectre of a global recession and rising inflation have...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 19/7/24

23 July

Global share markets mostly fell over the last week with tech stocks remaining under pressure, US political uncertainty starting to creep in, a lack of new stimulus from the Third Plenum in China and profit taking after markets reached record...[Read More]

Navigating the intricacies of family Law: Why professional guidance is essential

18 July

Family law is a highly sensitive niche that profoundly impacts the lives of individuals and families.  Given its intricate nature, seeking professional advice is paramount to effectively navigating its complexities.  Here, we explore some trending...[Read More]

Inspired living: Cultivating self-motivation and purpose

18 July

Self-inspiration is a transformative process, igniting our internal drive and pushing us toward our goals with newfound energy and enthusiasm.  It is the spark that fuels our passion, creativity, and resilience. Inspiration is not a fleeting moment...[Read More]

Make sure you follow these tips when getting ready for a holiday overseas

18 July

If you plan to embark on overseas travel, then it’s crucial to be prepared. For sure, the thought of holidaying overseas is exciting. However, aside from mastering what to pack for a holiday abroad, make sure you follow these tips to ensure you...[Read More]

What you need to know about home improvement

18 July

Embarking on a home improvement can be an exciting and rewarding process. It can transform your living space and increase the value of your property. With so many informative videos and other great resources online, there’s a thriving culture...[Read More]

A comprehensive guide to managing personal finances

18 July

The importance of personal financial planning can’t be overstated, regardless of your age. Proper financial planning can offer a safety net for you and your family while giving you the freedom to make informed choices. Many adults worry about the...[Read More]

Investment markets and key developments – Weekly market update 12/7/24

18 July

Share markets rose again over the last week with new highs in US, Japanese and Australian shares as expectations for Fed rate cuts were reinforced by comments from Fed Chair Powell and soft US inflation data and uncertainty about the impact of the...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – Australian shares at new record highs – is it sustainable?

18 July

Key points – With Australian shares reaching a new record high we have revised up our slightly our expectations for the ASX 200 this year (from 7900 to 8100) reflecting prospects for lower interest rates globally and eventually in Australia...[Read More]

Online shopping spree despite cost-of-living crisis

18 July

Online retail therapy is still booming despite the cost-of-living crisis putting pressure on Australian wallets. Even with inflation leading to more expensive groceries, interest rates remaining high and wages staying relatively stagnant,...[Read More]

Signs point to slow start for economy in new year

18 July

Australian consumers and business face the prospect of a sluggish economy through early 2025, according to leading indicators. An index of future-focused data points compiled by Westpac and Melbourne Institute “marginally improved” in June while...[Read More]

Call to tax companies that replace workers with AI

18 July

Businesses that replace workers with artificial intelligence tools should pay additional taxes, an inquiry will hear, as well as calls for restrictions on the use of the technology and greater government oversight. The calls are expected at the...[Read More]

New poll shows cost of living issues hurting government

18 July

Federal Labor is falling behind in the polls, with a new survey showing cost of living pressures are denting its standing with voters. The government’s primary vote remains at 28 per cent, against a rise for the coalition to 38 per cent, from 36...[Read More]

Gridlock on new energy transmission adds to bill shock

17 July

Consumers in NSW face the biggest bill shock from the nation’s delays in transmission infrastructure to support renewable energy, independent modelling shows. Households and businesses face higher electricity bills unless federal and state...[Read More]

Love & AI: the artificial intimacy of being understood

17 July

With artificial intelligence quickly seeping into everyday life, health experts question whether the popularity of mental health chatbots and digital lovers will alter the way people connect. Digital companions such as the ones on California-based...[Read More]

Doctors call for AI rules to prevent medical mistakes

17 July

Australian doctors are using AI tools, including ChatGPT, to deal with patients every day despite a lack of guidelines or oversight from the nation’s medical regulator, an inquiry has heard. Healthcare experts revealed the issue at the Senate’s...[Read More]