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Asset Class Update

Asset Class Update

Asset Class Update Cash Central bank cash rates have lifted off zero but remain very low. As such, cash returns remain very low. Heightened inflation also means that the purchasing power of cash is significantly less than it would otherwise be – eg. headline...
RBA Decision – June 2022

RBA Decision – June 2022

RBA Decision – June 2022 The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) surprised most lifting rates by 0.50% at their June meeting, taking the cash rate to 0.85%. Market expectations were for a 0.25% rise with the upper range of expectations for a 0.40% rise.  The RBA...
Market Commentary

Market Commentary

Quarter In Review – Market commentary Below is a summary and highlights from the movements this quarter and major changes to some of the key asset areas: Australian equities The Australian equity market (as measured by the S&P/ASX 200) bounced back from a...
US releases more oil

US releases more oil

US releases more oil Markets: The local equity market finished higher for the week whilst global markets were mixed with emerging market equities receiving a boost. Parts of the US government bond yield curve are inverting, ie. where short term bond yields are higher...
2022 Budget Update

2022 Budget Update

2022 Budget Update Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the 2022 Budget last night in what can be best be described as a bi-polar outcome with plenty of spending to try and wrestle back the polls given with Coalition’s recent weak showing, along with plenty of...
Russia / Ukraine Update

Russia / Ukraine Update

Russia / Ukraine Update Christopher Lioutas, Director, Insight Investment Consultants The Russia / Ukraine conflict is evolving at a rapid pace with plenty of propaganda and misinformation doing the rounds along with vested interests and important historical contexts...
Exposure to Russian securities in Vanguard funds

Exposure to Russian securities in Vanguard funds

Exposure to Russian securities in Vanguard funds As governments around the world impose sanctions on Russian financial institutions, companies, and individuals, our clients naturally have questions about the exposure of Vanguard funds. The following table shows the...
When Are Interest Rates Rising?

When Are Interest Rates Rising?

When Are Interest Rates RISING? A TECHNICAL SNAPSHOT 1. CASH RATE What actually is the cash rate? It is the interest rate on unsecured overnight loans between banks. = RBA Currently maintaining cash rate at 10 basis points or 0.10% (Source: rba.gov.au) 2. INFLATION ·...
Russia invades, sanctions to follow

Russia invades, sanctions to follow

Russia invades Ukraine, sanctions to follow Markets: · Local and global equity markets weakened this week as escalating European tensions saw Russian troops enter Ukraine. · In local stock news, Magellan reported a net profit after tax of $251.6 million for the 1st...
HOW NOT TO SPEND A BA-ZILLION DOLLARS THIS CHRISTMAS

HOW NOT TO SPEND A BA-ZILLION DOLLARS THIS CHRISTMAS

HERE’S HOW NOT TO SPEND A BA-ZILLION DOLLARS THIS CHRISTMAS (And keep the family happy…) Here at HH Wealth we understand the societal pressures to have BIGGER and BETTER Christmas but honestly it really needs to be about spending time with loved ones (regardless of...