Market Wrap

Each month we publish Market Wrap, a summary of the previous month’s local and international economic highlights. Economic and Market Overview Inflationary forces continued to intensify in key regions, which suggested interest rates could be raised more quickly and more aggressively than previously anticipated. Government bond yields continued to rise sharply, resulting in negative returns from fixed income markets. The likelihood of rising borrowing costs also appeared to spook equity…  Read more

Preparing for end of financial year

As we approach the end of the financial year, there are a number of smart strategies you could consider to help you streamline your finances and legitimately reduce your tax liability. Our team has prepared a detailed guide to assist you in ensuring you can tick off all the strategies relevant to you. You will find information for: Individuals insurance premiums work-related expenses investments – prepay loan interest, deduction for…  Read more

Market Wrap Special Budget Edition

On Tuesday 29th March 2022, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the 2022-23 Federal Budget, which was eagerly awaited given the impact it could have on the forthcoming election outcome. In the lead up to Budget night, the Treasurer flagged that this Budget would ease cost of living pressures, lower certain taxes and focus on large-scale infrastructure projects. Some of the key announcements made include: A one-off $420 cost of living tax…  Read more

Differences Between an Accountant and a Financial Planner

When it comes to managing your finances, there are two professions that can help you understand your numbers, and ensure you have a plan to get to where you want to be. Accountants and Financial Planners can both play an important role in your financial success, but there are some important differences between the two. For any successful business, it is advisable to have both an accountant and a financial…  Read more

Financial Planning to Ensure Financial Independence for Women

Financial independence is an important goal for many people. It means you have the ability to support yourself financially, without relying on others for assistance. It also means you control your finances because you make your own financial decisions, rather than someone else making them for you. Regardless of who you are, financial independence makes it easier for you to achieve your dreams. It also gives you the peace of…  Read more

Now & Next latest edition

Is share market volatility here to stay, the rise of sustainable investing and more… Now & Next, the quarterly newsletter published by Count Financial, is designed to give you valuable insights into a range of different topics affecting your financial situation – both now and in the future. Welcome to the Autumn edition… Stories include: Is share market volatility here to stay? Recently we’ve seen some wild volatility in share…  Read more

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