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Investment Solutions – Spring 2016

Posted on October 5, 2016 by First Financial

Tim Rocks, Head of Market Research and Strategy, BT Investment Solutions looks at what could happen to markets should Donald Trump win the race to the White House.

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Hybrid Securities

Posted on September 29, 2016 by First Financial

Term Deposit Rates and Government Bond Yields have fallen dramatically on the back of the RBA’s efforts to stimulate the Australian economy. An alternative to Term Deposits that we have been using for many of our clients over the last 10 years are hybrid securities.

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Federal Budget – Super Opportunities

Posted on August 29, 2016 by First Financial

On Tuesday 3rd of May the Treasurer, Scott Morrison, released the Government’s 2016 Budget – an economic plan for Australia’s transition from a mining boom to a more diverse economy.

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The Hidden Benefit of Dividends

Posted on August 26, 2016 by First Financial

Australians love their dividend paying stocks. They pay a regular, tax effective income that provides cash flow for many of us. But is our love affair with these fully franked dividends detrimental to our market performance?

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Investment Solutions – Winter 2016

Posted on August 16, 2016 by First Financial

In this winter edition of Investment Solutions magazine, we focus on five take outs you should be aware of post federal budget 2016.

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Lower for Longer….

Posted on July 14, 2016 by First Financial

We have all been affected by lower interest rates in one way or another. It is great news if you are a mortgage holder. However, if you rely on income from your cash and term deposits to fund your lifestyle, low interest rates have indeed been bad news.

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Brexit, the economy and financial markets

Posted on June 27, 2016 by First Financial

Britain has voted to ‘Leave’ the European Union (EU) with a vote of 52% leave to 48% stay. There is little doubt there will be implications following the exit vote, however the magnitude of these implications is up for debate.

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What the 2016 Federal Budget means for you

Posted on May 4, 2016 by First Financial

On 3 May 2016, the Turnbull Government delivered its first Federal Budget. And it is also the last Federal Budget to be delivered by the current Government given the impending election.

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February 2016 Market Volatility Update

Posted on February 11, 2016 by First Financial

Back in August 2015 we posted an update on the volatility local and global share markets were experiencing. Since that update in August, if you only paid attention to the media you could be forgiven for thinking that things have significantly deteriorated further.

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First Financial Are Moving Office!

Posted on January 28, 2016 by First Financial

Our new office is located at the eastern end of Collins Street – to borrow a phrase – the ‘Paris end’ of the city. The building is located at Level 2, 90 Collins St, Melbourne between Russell and Exhibition Streets

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