October 26, 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of our client newsletter, The Harvest.

We hope you find our Spring edition interesting with articles on women and money, avoiding pre-retirement financial traps and a Paul Clitheroe article on the importance of planning financially.

Many of...

October 11, 2017

Key points

  • Talk of a property crash is likely to ramp up again with signs that the Sydney and Melbourne property markets are cooling. But the Australian property market is a lot more complicated than the crash calls suggest.

  • We continue to expect a 5-10% dow...

August 3, 2017

Welcome to the Winter edition of our client newsletter, The Harvest.

We hope you are keeping well, despite the winter weather. It is of course time to wish you "Happy Financial New Year!". The 2017/2018 financial year has bought with it changes to superannuation contrib...

July 25, 2017

Key points:

  • At its core, successful investing is simple, but we have a knack of making it look complex.

  • These five great charts help illuminate key aspects of investing: the power of compound interest; the investment cycle; the roller coaster of investor emo...

From goldilocks to taper tantrum 2.0 - a bit of turbulence hits markets. 3 reasons not to be fussed.

This article looks at the recent back up in global bond yields in response to various central bankers talking about an eventual exit from easy money.

The key points are...

June 20, 2017

Key points

  • Geopolitical issues create much interest, but as we saw over the last year starting with Brexit this doesn’t mean they’ll have a big negative impact on financial markets.

  • However, a backlash against economic rationalist policies and inequality, an...

Key points

  • The increasing noise around global economies and investment markets since the global financial crisis highlights the need for investors to have a disciplined approach to investing.

  • Economic and investment forecasts are often seen as central to inve...

May 23, 2017

The Trump bump and shares - short-term risks, but five reasons for optimism
Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist.
The attached note looks at the political risks around President Trump and the risk of a correction in share markets generally.


May 22, 2017

Welcome to the Autumn edition of Harvest Wealth Services newsletter.

The Federal Budget has come and gone without too many nasty surprise (unless you
are a major bank!) We will now have to wait to see what actually gets passed through

Our articles cover a ra...

Key points

  • The closure of speculative short positions in the $A, a bounce in commodity prices, delays in Fed rate hikes and expectations the next interest rate move by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is up, have stabilised the $A over the last year.

  • The dow...

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