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The Story Part 2: Federal Budget 2014/15 – what does it mean for you?

On Wednesday we brought you 'The Story', a budget summary outlining the key proposals from Treasurer Joe Hockey’ s 2014-15 budget. Now the dust has begun to settle we bring you 'The Story Part 2' - What does it mean for you? How could the Budget proposals change the way you live, work and pay for services on a practical day-to-day level? Here’s a round-up of what the 2014-15 Federal Budget could mean for your family finances. As always, if you [...]

The Story: Federal Budget 2014/15

    In this edition of The Story we summarise Joe Hockey's 2014 Budget. We are currently reviewing and assessing the implications, risks and opportunities of this budget and in the following days will bring you our conclusion in The Verdict. Overnight treasurer Joe Hockey delivered his first budget, vowing to end the age of entitlement “ prosperity is not a gift it has to be earned, so now it is our turn to contribute, now it is our turn to [...]

2014-05-14T07:56:07+00:00May 14th, 2014|Federal Budget, FinSec Post, The Story|

Weekly Market Update – 2nd May 2014

Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week was mixed for share markets. US shares gained +1%, European shares rose +0.9% and Japanese shares rose +0.4%. Share prices were lifted by good economic and profit news. However, worries about Ukraine acted as a constraint, particularly as the week wore on. Chinese shares fell 0.5% and this weighed on some Asian markets. Australian shares also fell, down 1.3% with mining stocks slipping on the back of the falling iron [...]

2014-05-06T04:47:12+00:00May 6th, 2014|Economy, Federal Budget, Investment, Weekly Market Update|