Sharemarkets are the most volatile they’ve been in the past 20 years. Increased uncertainty, fear, forced and panic selling, as well as reduced liquidity, are all contributing factors to currently elevated levels of volatility. Read why.
In recent weeks, investment markets around the world have continued to experience significant volatility as investors try to assess the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – an event that no-one anticipated for 2020. How much of your super is invested in shares is important.
The world began 2020 much as it ended in 2019. There was growing optimism in the global economy with expectations that the US and China had ‘buried the hatchet’ on trade disputes and the United Kingdom would be exiting the European Union (EU) in a less disruptive fashion. This optimism lasted until February.
Meet Terri Hamilton who works closely with Debbie as OBT’s Client Accounting Support Administrator looking after our clients’ correspondence and queries.
From working with an accounting firm in one of Brisbane’s iconic high-rises to celebrating 20 years as an accountant with OBT, Sue’s career is certainly varied. Read why, as we congratulate Sue Dobinson on Happy 20th Anniversary at OBT!
When life starts to wind down, read how retirees can have cash flows for all the essentials that they need and can take comfort in the knowledge that they are able to enjoy life on their terms.
If you work from home right now, remember to keep records and receipts for your home office expenses, along with a record of the hours you work from home. Keeping good records now will help to get your deductions right at tax time. The ATO has a PDF poster you can download to help understand what you can claim.
Read how being actively involved in how and where your super is invested, could make a real difference to your retirement savings over the long-term.
Anchoring is one of many behavioural heuristics or biases that can inhibit investor returns. Whether you are investing on your own behalf, or consult a financial advisor, we hope the examples and suggestions here help in your decision making process.
In Australia, economic growth in the September 2019 quarter remained weak with annual growth at 1.7% in the Autumn 2020 economic outlook.