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Five charts to watch regarding the global economy and markets this year

Shares are at risk of a short-term correction or consolidation after a strong run over the last year and with sentiment now very bullish. However, this year should still see good returns for investors as global growth edges up and interest rates remain low. > Five key global charts to watch are: global business conditions PMIs; global inflation; the US yield curve; the US dollar; and global trade growth. > So far so good, with PMIs improving a bit, inflation remaining low, the yield curve steepening, the $US showing signs of topping and the US/China trade truce auguring well for some pick up in world trade growth.

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Bushfires and the Australian economy

The Australian bushfire season that began in September has been horrific with more than 7 million hectares of bush destroyed, more than 25 deaths, significant loss of livestock, estimates of more than a billion wildlife animals killed and more than 1800 homes destroyed. More than 200 fires are still burning. Following the intensification of the bushfires over the Christmas/New Year period attention has now turned to the impact on the economy. This note looks at the key impacts.

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Learn about refinancing your home loan and how it can save you money

Even if you secured a competitive package when you first took out your home loan, it’s worth reviewing each year1 to ensure the interest rates, fees and features continue to meet your needs. By refinancing you may be able to pay off your home loan sooner.

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GFS Newsletter December 2019

Welcome to the December edition of our GFS newsletter.

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Capital Edition - Strength in unity

In this month’s issue we discuss how: James Maydew believes that having culture and strategy on the same blueprint is an absolute imperative climate change is impacting the real estate sector, and how leaders and businesses are standing up to the task of tackling it Julie-Anne Mizzi uses her innate passion for investing in infrastructure for those who need it, and the familiar airport retail experience is set for a makeover.

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Oliver's insights - Review of 2019, outlook for 2020 - the beat goes on

2019 saw growth slow, recession fears increase and the US trade wars ramp up, but solid investment returns as monetary policy eased, bond yields fell and demand for unlisted assets remained strong. 2020 is likely to see global growth pick up with monetary policy remaining easy. Expect the RBA to cut the cash rate to 0.25% and to undertake quantitative easing. Against this backdrop, share markets are likely to see reasonable but more constrained & volatile returns, and bond yields are likely to back up resulting in good but more modest returns from a diversified mix of assets. The main things to keep an eye on are: the trade wars; the US election; global growth; Chinese growth; and fiscal versus monetary stimulus in Australia.

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2018-19 Federal Budget client briefing

Here's a roundup of some of the key proposals put forward in last night's Federal Budget. We take a look at how they might affect your financial goals -- whether you're starting out in your working life, building a career, having a family, or moving toward or living in retirement.

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March 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of our client newsletter. Australians buying their first home or downsizing in retirement are about to receive a helping hand thanks to new superannuation rules which come into effect on 1 July 2018. In this edition we briefly explain these new rules. As with any rules to do with superannuation, it can be complicated so please contact us if you would like to know more.

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January 2018 Newsletter

From all of us at GFS we would like to wish you a Wonderful New Year and trust that you had an enjoyable festive season. In this edition we have included two articles by Paul Clitheroe AM, which we felt would be of interest to you, your family and your friends. New Year is a time that many of us make various resolutions and our third topic in this edition relates to reflecting on 2017 and thoughts of the Year ahead which we wanted to share with you.

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Final Newsletter for 2017

Welcome to the Final newsletter for 2017 as the holiday season approaches. Given investment market performance for the year, one can only conclude that the markets have been kind to us as outlined in Paul Clitheroe’s article. We have also included two additional articles addressing the issue of property prices and ways to enjoy summer without spending a fortune.

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How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio

Over 4.6 Million people have viewed this concise educational video. A must view for anyone who would like a greater INSIGHT into how an Economy Works.

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Spring Newsletter 2017

Welcome to the Spring edition of our newsletter. Our articles cover a range of topics which we hope you will find of interest. These articles may not impact on you directly but from previous feedback many of you have found these to be of benefit for family members and friends. We would encourage you to forward any relevant articles on to them as you see fit.

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Budget Update 2017-2018

Budget Update 2017-2018

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GFS Newsletter March 2017

Welcome to the March edition of our GFS newsletter.

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New Super Changes from July 2017

New Super Changes from July 2017

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Goodwin Financial Services newsletter June 2016

We are nearing the end of another financial year which closely follows the May Budget announcements relating to superannuation. In this bulletin, we are specifically drawing attention to those individuals who are eligible to make contributions to superannuation as there is a definite 2 year opportunity to contribute at the current maximum levels of $30,000 or $35,000 per annum depending on your age (refer table below).

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