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Weekly Market Update – 18th July 2014

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Despite initially falling in response to worries about Ukraine and the Middle East shares actually had a good week helped by favourable US and Chinese economic data, good earnings reports and reduced concerns regarding European banks. US shares gained 0.5%, European shares

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Weekly Market Update – 27th June 2014

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Despite mostly good economic data, global share markets fell over the last week amidst ongoing uncertainty regarding Iraq and Ukraine. US shares fell 0.1%, Eurozone shares declined 2.2% and the Japanese share market fell 1.7%. However, Chinese shares gained 0.5% and Australian

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Weekly Market Update – 20th June 2014

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Global share markets generally rose over the last week as a dovish US Federal Reserve (Fed) and solid economic data offset continuing uncertainty regarding Iraq and Ukraine. US shares gained 1.4%, European shares gained 0.3%, Japanese shares rose 1.7% and Australian shares

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Number of SMSF members tops one million

It’s official. The numbers of SMSF members has now topped one million, according to the Australian Taxation Office’s March 2014 SMSF statistical report.

The report shows the number of SMSF members at 1,006,975 – a net gain of 11,384 compared with the 31 December 2013 figure of 995,591. Over the past

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