Have you tried dollar cost averaging as an investment strategy?

Investing can be a challenging exercise, although the principle behind it is deceptively simple: buy when prices are low. However, this is easier said than done. Even seasoned investors who attempt to time the market to buy at the most advantageous periods don’t...[Read More]

Oliver’s Insights – the RBA hikes rates by another 0.25% – are we there yet?

Key points – The RBA hiked again by 0.25% taking the cash rate to 3.35%. It continues to expect to increase interest rates further. -We remain of the view the cash rate is near the top as: rate hikes impact with a lag; inflationary pressures are easing globally...[Read More]

Webinars to help your business thrive

There are many online services and digital systems that can help you excel in your business activities and easily manage your tax and super commitments. Join our webinars to find out what systems are available for each area of your business operations and how they can...[Read More]

Abbott joins contrarian climate think tank

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has joined the board of a climate think tank that he argues is not held back by “groupthink”. The contrarian London-based Global Warming Policy Foundation, founded in 2009 by former UK chancellor Nigel Lawson, says it aims to...[Read More]

Clash over claim aged care workers better off at KFC

The government is staring down a key health union after its national boss said workers in the “crumbling” aged care sector would be better off working at KFC. Health Services Union national president Gerard Hayes said aged care workers couldn’t wait two years for...[Read More]

Interest rate rise won’t lead to recession: Treasurer

Treasurer Jim Chalmers remains confident Australia will avoid a recession despite forecasts showing a slowing of the economy. Following the Reserve Bank’s decision on Tuesday to lift the cash rate by 25 basis points to 3.35 per cent, Dr Chalmers said the rise would...[Read More]

Achieving a feeling of pride in retirement

Are you the employee who eagerly waits for retirement day or one who fears it because they are not prepared? While there is no blueprint for a happy retirement, some actions can help increase the chances of having an enjoyable life after retirement. For example, you...[Read More]

Top 10 financial New Year’s resolutions to achieve in the new year

The new year is a perfect time to reflect on your achievements from the ending year and to plan for the new year. While you can also make resolutions for other aspects of life, financial success should be at the top of your list. Check if you achieved your last...[Read More]

Oliver’s insights – Australian v global shares

Key points – The underperformance of Australian versus global shares since 2009 reflects a combination of tighter monetary policy, the strong $A into 2011, the slump in commodity prices, property crash phobia and classic mean reversion. – Australia’s performance...[Read More]

Are you still using your ABN?

Your ABN may be flagged for cancellation if you haven’t reported business activity in your tax return, or there are no signs of business activity in other lodgments or third-party information. If we identify your ABN as inactive, we’ll contact you by email, letter...[Read More]

Pressure builds to ditch tax cuts in next budget

Welfare advocates are putting a spotlight on the federal government’s planned tax cuts for the wealthy, urging them to be scrapped in favour of lifting the rate of JobSeeker and other support payments. Anglicare Australia has released its submission to the government...[Read More]

‘Encouraging signs’ for Australia, China trade row

No changes to Chinese sanctions on Australian goods have been announced but ministers remain hopeful breakthrough meetings will lead to their removal. Agriculture Minister Murray Watt welcomed a meeting between Trade Minister Don Farrell and his Chinese counterpart...[Read More]