Category Archive for "Investing"

Why not invest in bitcoin

Why I won’t be investing in bitcoin!

When I wrote about bitcoin just before Christmas, its price was sitting around USD$19,000. Today, about three weeks later, it’s sitting about USD $14,000. That’s a drop of about 26 per cent – in just three weeks!! I don’t know...
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renovating for profit

Renovating your property for profit

If an alien landed in Australia, it might think that we’re a nation of renovators. Not only do we have a plethora of TV shows about renovating for profit, but there is an army of amateurs who spend their weekends becoming...
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Brisbane City investment

Is Brisbane about to become the playground for China?

Passenger numbers through Brisbane Airport increased by 447,000 people to more than 22.4 million throughout 2016. Those numbers are set to soar considerably more as we approach the opening of the second parallel runway for Brisbane Airport. It appears the...
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What do tulips have to do with bitcoin?

What do tulips have to do with bitcoin?

Did you know that back in the 17th Century tulips were seen as “assets” that could make you rich? In fact, according to various accounts, the demand for tulip bulbs in the Netherlands in particular soared from the early 1600s...
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Rentvesting

What you need to know about rentvesting

The “A-word” is in the headlines a lot lately isn’t it? When we say that, of course, we mean affordability. Would-be homeowners in Sydney and Melbourne are finding it increasingly difficult to get a foothold in the market. The great...
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Is the Regulator's work done yet

Is the regulator’s work done yet?

I’ve written a lot about the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) this year because they’ve been pulling levers for nearly two years now. But as we head into the New Year, the question becomes “Is their work done yet?” Friend...
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Recession Australia Note Money Economy Squeeze Tight

Many of our richest households are in mortgage stress

More than 860,000 Australian households are estimated to be now in mortgage stress with more than 20,000 of these in severe stress. Digital Finance Analytics says this equates to 26.4% of households, up from 25.8% last month. DFA suggest more than...
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Baby boomers are enjoying life – but what’s in store for millennial investors?

A cohort of baby boomers are now well into retirement – after a lifetime of work and paying off the mortgages on their homes. Sure, property prices have ballooned over their lifetimes, but baby boomers also weren’t overly good at...
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What type of Brisbane property is right for you?

Brisbane might be the Sunshine State’s capital but it hasn’t had much time in the property sun over recent years. Now that’s not to say that is hasn’t been recording property price growth because it has. It’s just that, compared...
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Here’s what will underpin Sydney and Melbourne property markets

Australia’s population is now almost 24.7 million following its fastest rise in nine years according to recently released ABS figures. Victoria experienced its fastest annual population growth since 1960 – up 2.43 per cent. NSW population rose 1.6 per cent last...
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