04 Sep 2015

Spring is here and not a moment too soon! As the weather warms up it’s the signal to pack away your winter woollies, get back into the garden or start a new fitness program and start planning your summer holidays.

It has been hard to avoid media coverage of recent events on global stock markets. What started as a massive sell-off in Shanghai quickly spread to other global markets including Australia. In this snapshot we look at the causes of the current market volatility and the implications for local investors. The evidence suggests that Australian shares are not over-valued and that investors who hold their nerve and focus on value rather than price will come out the winners.

Our second article looks at options for where to get the best returns on your savings, given our historically low interest rates. A hint – it’s not the bank.

And with the holiday season fast approaching we give you some ideas for fun family holidays that won’t break the bank. Improved facilities and a falling Aussie dollar are behind the growing popularity of camping and caravanning getaways in our own backyard.

As always, if you would like to discuss the contents of this newsletter don’t hesitate to call our office.

You can read the Spring newsletter online here. eread.com.au/visis/1509tnnl

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