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Update on Life Behind Closed Doors 1008 756 Clare Sanderson

Update on Life Behind Closed Doors

We closed the office to the public on Tuesday and most of the staff are now working from home.  Fortunately for our business this is minimally disruptive as our entire client and portfolio management framework is electronic with remote access.…

Insights – Five Charts on Investing to Keep in Mind 1631 584 Clare Sanderson

Insights – Five Charts on Investing to Keep in Mind

These five charts focus on critical aspects of investing that are insightful in times of market stress: the power of compound interest; don’t get blown off by cyclical swings; the roller coaster of investor emotion; the wall of worry; &…

Insights – Coronavirus Update: What to Watch and What Should Investors Do 1631 584 Clare Sanderson

Insights – Coronavirus Update: What to Watch and What Should Investors Do

Key things for investors to bear in mind remain that: share market falls are normal; selling shares after a fall locks in a loss; share pullbacks provide opportunities; and to avoid getting thrown off a long-term strategy it’s best to…

Insights – The Increasing Spread of Coronavirus 1631 584 Clare Sanderson

Insights – The Increasing Spread of Coronavirus

What we are seeing right now is a global contraction in earnings as a result of containment measures as a response to the Covid 19 virus outbreak.  Whilst this is disruptive to short term earnings, it does not indicate Armageddon.…

Cipher February 2020 Newsetter 1627 908 Clare Sanderson

Cipher February 2020 Newsetter

This quarter cipher looks at getting our finances in order whether that’s spending now or saving for retirement.  It’s often about setting realistic goals in order to achieve.

February 2020 Market Update 1500 362 Clare Sanderson

February 2020 Market Update

Market update The table below provides details of the movement in average investment returns from various asset classes for the period up to 31 January 2020. Asset class (% change) 1 month 3 months 1 year 3 years (% pa) Australian…