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2008 - the year in review

A review of 2008 and outlook for 2009, by Brad Matthews, Hillross Chief Economist.

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2008 - what a year!

This newsletter provides a brief wrap up of key events that took place during 2008 and some lessons worth considering as you take a well-earned break over the holiday season.

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A (slightly) different cycle – ascent of the emerging world

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at the economic and investment issues that may influence the economic cycle.

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An update on recent market turmoil: May 2010

I'm sure you have heard about the recent turmoil in the financial markets over the past few days, with significant falls in the Australian dollar and equity values across Australia and internationally.

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Apple, Butterscotch & Fig Puddings

A 'mouth-watering' dessert. Enjoy!

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Are house prices set to boom following the share rout?

This Oliver's Insights article looks at the outlook for Australian house prices, specifically whether house prices might boom as they did after the bear markets inshares in 1987 and earlier this decade.

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Are shares offering enough of risk premium over bonds?

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at Shares versus bonds.

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Are we heading into a long-term bear market?

The latest Oliver's Insights looks at the possible impact of the financial turmoil in the US

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Artichoke, Olive, and Roasted Capsicum Antipasto

A delicious snack or entree for a summers day.

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Asian shares and global reflation

This note examines the outlook for Asian shares

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Asian shares in a secular bull market

This edition of Oliver's insights looks at the economic recovery in Asia

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Australia remains the ‘lucky country’

2008 has been marked with extreme market volatility, but its not all bad news.

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Australian fixed interest & cash as at 30 November 2006

In response to concerns over the inflationary potential of strong demand and capacity constraints in parts of the economy, the Australian Reserve Bank decided to raise overnight cash interest rates by 0.25% to 6.25% last month.

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Australian shares as at 30 November 2006

The Australian sharemarket reached yet another new high in November, with an advance of 2.4%.

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Australian shares – too cheap to sell

The recent release of December’s labour force figures serves as a timely reminder of just how strong the Australian economy has been.

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Australian versus global shares – time to go more global?

There is a theoretical case for Australians to have a higher allocation to global shares on a very long term view and the recent out performance by Australian shares and the loss of their valuation advantage has made the case for global shares a bit stronger.

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Australian versus international shares

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at the relative success of Australia in navigating the global financial crisis.

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Australia’s new Government – implications for investors

This note looks at the implications for investors from the change in Government in Australia.

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Avoiding Boiling Frogs

In this article Brad Matthews, Hillross Chief Economist, considers the Reserve Bank's decision to publicly announce interest rate changes.

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Barramundi burgers with tartare sauce

Barramundi burgers with tartare sauce

A deliciously light Summer meal. Enjoy!

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Be smart – save for your children’s education

The rising cost of education means that you need to put a sound savings plan in place when your children are young, and stick to it. However, many parents are unsure how to start or what product or strategy to follow, particularly when there are tricky tax rules to be aware of. Here are a number of options to consider.

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Beef Casserole

A warming hearty winter meal!

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Belts may be tighter in 2010

In this article Brad Matthews looks at what we can expect in 2010, including how the GFC has influenced the future.

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Beyond 6000 – where to for Australian shares?

This Oliver's Insights article looks at the continuing surge in Australian shares.

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Bread and Butter Pudding

This tasty Winter favourite should bring back some memories.

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Carrot Pilaf

A delicious quick and easy vegetarian meal.

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Cheesy Gnocchi Bolognaise

After a hearty weeknight meal that's easy to prepare? Look no further than this tasty variation of a pasta bake.

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Chicken and tomato pesto pappardelle

Chicken and tomato pesto pappardelle

Enjoy this simple pasta dish. It's quick, easy and brimming with flavour!

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China hits a speed bump - by Brad Matthews, Hillross Economist

The importance of China in the modern-day global economy was clearly reinforced in recent days. Following a dramatic one-day fall of close to 10% in the price of shares listed on Chinese stock markets, the rest of the world responded with a rapid but contained price correction.

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China starts to unwind some of the stimulus

Belt tightening around cash

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at China's moves to tighten up lending and investment in sectors deemed to be in oversupply.

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China's slowdown

The latest Oliver's Insights looks at the likely severity of the slowdown and implications for commodity prices and China's share market.

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China’s economy, share market and the world

This note looks at China's outlook.

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China’s recovery

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at the signs of recovery in China and whether or not it is sustainable.

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Choc-Cherry Trifles

Choc-cherry trifles

These delicious, easy to make, trifles will not only add festive colours to your table, they are the perfect size for one - or more!

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Commercial property values after the credit crunch

This Oliver's Insights article looks at the outlook for unlisted commercial property office, retail and industrial) yields and values in response to the credit crunch and the deteriorating economic outlook.

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Crab & Camembert Quiche

Delicious served alongside a crisp green salad or, if making mini quiches, perfect for your Melbourne Cup Luncheon.

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Creating equity between beneficiaries when planning your estate

The first principle of estate planning is to decide who should receive your assets following your death. For many people this means sharing their estate equally between family members.

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De-synchronised global growth – implications for investors

While the US economy has slowed sharply over the last year the rest of the world remains robust.

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Easy Christmas Ice-Cream Crunch Cake

Looking for something quick and easy? This is so delicious and will make a very festive centrepiece on your Christmas table.

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Emerging market opportunities

This article, written by Hillross Chief Economist, Brad Matthews, looks at the recovery of global equity markets.

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Extreme views capture markets

World share markets have been swept up in a wave of negative sentiment.

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Falling commodity prices - more good news than bad

This latest Oliver's Insights looks at falling commodity prices and what this means for global growth and for shares generally.

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Falling debt and rising savings – how big a problem?

A key determinant of the severity of the recession in the global economy and in Australia will be the extent to which households in the US and Australia boost their level of savings in order to cut their debt levels. This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at these issues.

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Feature Article Higher Inflation is no surprise

The Phillips Curve Theory

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Federal Budget 2007 – an overview

The 2007 Federal Budget was handed down on 8 May. Some of the proposals that may impact your financial plans are set out below.

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Financial advisers - we're here to save the country

It's official - you save more money if you use a financial adviser.

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Four pillars of strength

This article looks at the 4 pillars structure of the Australian banking system and its advantages.

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From speculation to starvation

Brad Matthews, Hillross Economist writes about how rising food prices have been a feature of recent inflation numbers in Australia, with the food component of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rising by nearly 6% over the past year.

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Getting on top of debt

With interest rates at their highest level in 11 years and consumer spending at record levels, managing your debts can be a careful balancing act.

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Golden Syrup Banana Puddings

Warm puddings are great comfort food, best eaten when the weather is turning chilly.

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Greek Lamb with Watermelon Salad

This dish will make you feel like you're soaking up the sunshine on a Greek island, no matter where you are! Enjoy!

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Growing risks for the Australian economy

This Oliver's Insights article looks at the growing downside risks to the Australian economic outlook flowing from the Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) increasingly aggressive stance on inflation and interest rates, as well as the implications for Australian shares.

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Ham, Zucchini and Carrot Fritter

Packed with vegetables, this low-fat fritter is a great one for fussy eaters (big and little).

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Happy Birthday Maxie!

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Max who celebrated his 70th birthday this month. Max is an integral part of our office and easily the fittest.

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Happy Holidays from the staff of Lewis Financial

We, at Lewis Financial, would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy Chanukah.

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History lessons – what’s really changed?

We think it’s timely to look back at recent Australian history to see what really changed, and what’s likely to change as a result of the last few months.

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House prices and debt - Australia's archilles heel

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at Australia's high household debt levels and house prices, and their impact on our economy.

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Household Debt and Wealth

Household debt has risen to record levels, particularly in English-speaking countries such as the US and Australia.

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Housing prices – history unlikely to repeat

This article by Brad Matthews, Hillross Chief Economist, compares the housing market

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How long the bear market – and what are the risks?

While further falls in share markets are likely and the next six months will remain volatile, we expect the US downturn and slump in shares to be relatively short lived. Things should be on the mend in the second half.

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How strong will the economic recovery be?

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at the timing of the economic recovery globally and in Australia, how strong it might be and the implications for shares.

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If I had a hammer...

This month's feature article by Brad Matthews, Hillross Chief Economist, looks at how demand is outstripping supply in the Australian housing market.

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Income streams going cheap

This article looks at the role of income in a clients' investment portfolio.

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Inflation versus deflation

This month's feature article by Brad Matthews, Hillross Chief Economist, looks at 2 potentially competing forces – inflation and deflation.

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Interest rates, the Australian economy and the latest share wobble

This note looks at the outlook for the Australian economy and sharemarket.

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International bonds as at 30 November 2006

Confidence that global inflation was under control continued to improve over November.

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International shares as at 30 November 2006

Most overseas sharemarkets also provided positive returns over November.

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Investing in the lucky country

Hillross Chief Economist, Brad Matthews, looks at the benefits of investing in Australia over the longer-term, compared with other major international markets.

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Is China a bubble that's about to burst?

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at making the right call on China.

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It's all been about confidence

This month's feature article by Brad Matthews, Hillross Chief Economist, looks at the role of business and investor confidence in the current economy.

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It's good to be 60

The new superannuation rules will mean your super is tax-free when you retire after your 60th birthday. The rules are also good news if you work past age 60.

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Jambalaya

A deliciously, colourful feast for your eyes as well as your tummy!

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Just how worrying is the 'worry list' for investors?

This edition of Oliver's Insight looks at the'worry list' being thrown up in regards to the outlook for shares and other growth oriented assets.

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Lamb & Yoghurt Pasta Bake

A delicious warming Winter recipe!

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Lehman Brothers’ demise one year on

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers’ collapse a year ago.

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Lemon Tarts

This deliciously light and easy dessert is perfect for entertaining in Spring.

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Lessons learned from the global financial crisis

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at range of factors behind the severity of the global financial crisis and the key lessons for investors.

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Listed property as at 30 November 2006

The slightly lower bond yields in place in November made listed property returns more attractive on a relative basis and this contributed to a bidding up of listed property trust prices over the month.

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Listed property securities- have they bottomed?

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at the outlook for listed property securities (also referred to as real estate investment trusts - REITs).

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Living with lower tax rates

In contrast to previous years, the Treasurer’s Budget Statement this month contained little in the way of change that would have significant implications for investors.

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March 2007 - Hillross Tactical View & the economy this month

National Accounts data for the 3 months to December 2006 showed the Australian economy was growing faster than generally expected.

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Market Update

Fear creates potential opportunities

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Market update - March 2007

We look at the movement in average investment returns from various asset classes for the period up to February 28, 2007.

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Market update as at 29 February 2008

This article provides a summary of the movement in average investment returns from various asset classes for the period up to February 29, 2008.

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Market update as at January 2007

Details of the movement in average investment returns from various asset classes for the period up to December 31 2006.

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Market view as at 30 November 2008

A view of the activity in financial markets in November, from Hillross Chief Economist, Brad Matthews.

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Markets behaving badly

There was at least some logic to the correction in share prices around the globe over January, writes Brad Matthews, Hillross Economist.

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Marriage in the Lewis Family!

The Lewis Family and the staff of Lewis Financial are happy to announce the marriage of Josh and Claire Lewis!

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Matzo Cake Recipe

This is a deliciously moist cake which has been in the Lewis family for decades (not the same one of course!). Enjoy this Jewish Passover Cake.

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Max makes waves at the 2009 World Masters Games

Congratulations Max on a successful World Masters Games. You just keep getting better with age!

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Maximising Super Contributions before 30 June

Have you taken full advantage of tax opportunities this financial year?

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Mediterranean Chicken Bake

A simple one dish recipe. This aromatic chicken is sure to impress.

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Minimum Pension Payments for the 2008/2009 Financial Year

Proposed changes to the minimum pension payments for the 2008/2009 financial year.

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Monetary tightening and the recovery in growth assets

Belt tightening around cash

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at the strong gains in equity markets (and other growth assets) from the lows in March last year.

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Monthly Markets & Economies Report for May 2008

A review of the Markets & Economies for the month of May 2008 by Chief Economist Dr Shane Oliver.

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Moroccan Sweet Potato, Carrot & Chickpea Soup

This is a wonderfully easy soup to make. It will warm you up and make a fabulous entree or main when entertaining this Autumn and Winter.

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Myths and mistakes investors often make

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at the myths and mistakes investors often make.

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Not the day to sell

This article by Brad Matthews, Hillross's Chief Economist, looks at the impacts on global financial markets following the US House of Representatives failure to pass the $US 700 billion financial sector rescue package on Monday, 29 September 2008.

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Oil and shares – this year’s Factor X

This issue of Oliver's Insights looks at the ongoing surge in the price of oil

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Oil prices and the economic outlook

This Oliver’s Insights article looks at the latest surge in oil prices, which has taken them up to US$120 a barrel in the last week, well up from just above US$10 in 1998.

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Oil Prices Still On The Way Up

This issue looks at the latest surge in oil prices to a record high which is just below US$88 a barrel. The latest surge in oil prices is a continuation of the "three steps forward one step back" pattern of oil prices over the last few years.

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Oliver's Insights - Australian house prices on the rise again - is it sustainable?

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at the average capital city house prices in Australia.

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Pesto Chicken Pasta with Pumpkin

Pesto chicken pasta with pumpkin

A mouth-watering easy meal for any night of the week. Enjoy!

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Positive early results from the stimulus

This month's feature article by Brad Matthews, Hillross Chief Economist, looks at the impact of the Commonwealth Governments economic stimulatory measures that have been announced in recent months.

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Priced for a recession, and then some

This article by Hillross Chief Economist, Brad Matthews looks at Australia's financial markets and the Australian economy.

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Prospects for a "happy" new year

Looking forward to a new calendar year, there is perhaps more reason to be pessimistic about Australia’s economic prospects than has been the case for some time.

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Putting negative investment returns in context

This Oliver's Insights article looks at the slump in investment returns for diversified (superannuation) funds over the last five months, and the temptation many investors naturally have to switch to cash.

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Raspberry & White Chocolate Muffins

These scrumptious, easy to make muffins will look great on your table when entertaining in Spring. Enjoy!

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Recipe - Cranberry & White Chocolate Biscuits

A delicious biscuit perfect for enjoying with company.

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Residential Property - too hot to handle?

This article, written by Hillross Chief Economist, Brad Matthews, looks at strong price growth in residential property.

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Review of 2006 and outlook for 2007

This article reviews how 2006 has gone for investors and takes a look at the key themes and likely investment returns for 2007.

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Review of 2007 and outlook for 2008

2007 provided a fairly volatile ride for investors with more modest and mixed returns than in recent years. 2008 is likely to see weaker global economic growth.

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Review of 2009 and outlook for 2010

Choc-cherry trifles

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks back at the year 2009, and forward towards whats in store for 2010.

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Rising Australian interest rates - how far, how fast?

Choc-cherry trifles

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at increases in Australian interest rates. These are likely in the year ahead as the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) seeks to move rates towards normal levels.

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Rising risk of a US recession – time for caution

A US recession is now a 50/50 call. While we think the cyclical bull market in shares has further to run, risk has increased and suggests a more cautious stance is warranted over the next six months.

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Risk and portfolio construction in the aftermath of the GFC

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at the lessons for investors in managing risk and diversification flowing from the global financial crisis.

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Roast Vegetable Frittata

Enjoy this quick, delicious, no stress dinner.

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Saving the Australian economy

This article, written by Hillross Chief Economist, Brad Matthews, looks at the recent patterns in Australian household savings.

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Self-managed super funds: flexibility isn't for everyone

The control, flexibility, tax advantages and potential lower costs of an SMSF are a strong attraction for investors, and current government reforms are making it even easier to get started.

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Share prices – when is high too high?

For the third consecutive year, the Australian sharemarket has delivered a return of more than 20%.

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Shares – is the bear market over?

Since the panic lows in mid-March global shares are up 15%, Australian shares are up 17% and Asian shares are up 19%. This Oliver’s Insights article looks at the issue of whether the rebound is just a bear market rally or whether it's the start of a new bull market.

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Shares, frozen money markets and bank bailouts

The latest edition of Oliver's Insights looks at activities in the financial markets in the last week

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Smoked Chicken, Cherry & Avocado Salad

A light refreshing salad perfect for entertaining your guests over Summer.

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Spiced Apple Cake

A great recipe for using up apples that are 'not so fresh'! Very tasty.

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Spinach Marjoram Crepes

A delicious, healthy, quick and easy vegetarian meal.

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Steamed pear and ginger pudding

Nothing beats sitting in front of an open fire or heater enjoying this delicious pudding.

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Strategy opportunities up to 30 June 2007

The changes proposed in the 2006 Federal Budget mean that the period up to 1 July 2007 will offer a final opportunity for some of the existing superannuation strategies to be implemented.

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Strong investment returns – is it just a liquidity boom?

This Oliver's Insights article examines how liquidity conditions are providing a favourable backdrop for investment markets.

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Super funds and negative returns

The latest Oliver's Insights looks at the negative returns in superannuation funds over the last financial year, which have flowed from the slump in financial assets

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Super options for your home loan

Paying off your mortgage as quickly as possible has long been the mantra of financial planning – clear your non-deductible debt first.

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Superannuation - summary of key changes

If you were in any doubt as to the role superannuation can play
in setting you up for retirement, recent changes to super laws
should have put the issue beyond question.

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Take advantage of these super opportunities

From 1 July 2007, the Government is introducing a “simpler superannuation” regime, which boosts the attractiveness of superannuation as an investment vehicle, making it an even more tax-effective way to fund your retirement.

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Thai Chicken & Pumpkin Curry

Enjoy this tasty Winter warmer.

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The 'green shoots' to look out for

This article by Hillross Chief Economist, Brad Matthews, looks at the potential sources of new economic growth or stimulus over the next 12 months.

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The 'Robin Hood' recession

This month's feature article by Brad Matthews, Hillross Chief Economist, looks at the impacts of the current economic downturn.

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The 1987 crash - what is the risk of a repeat now?

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the October 1987 share market crash. While the anniversary itself has the potential to create jitters, the current situation in share markets is very different to that before the 1987 crash. Share price gains and valuations have been far more reasonable this time around.

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The Australian Economy - Heading for a Better Place

This edition of Oliver's Insights takes a look at the future of the Australian economy.

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The Australian Economy - past the tipping point

This latest Oliver's Insights looks at the slow down in the Australian economy and where interest rates are headed.

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The Australian economy - recession, recovery or both?

This edition of Oliver's Insight looks at the outlook for the Australian economy.

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The bear market from an historical context and the potential impact of lower interest rates in Australia

This latest Oliver's Insights puts perspective on the current bear market and discusses where interest rates may be headed.

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The bleak outlook for Government bond returns

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at the cloud hanging over the return outlook for Government bonds in many advanced countries.

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The Blowout in Public Debt - How Big an Issue?

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at high sovereign debt levels which are causing concerns in global financial markets.

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The challenge for Generations X and Y

The younger generations have a different range of attitudes, motivators and financial decision-making processes to those of the Baby Boomer Generation.

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The Chinese Renminbi heading towards appreciation

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at the outlook for the Chinese Renminbi.

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The continuing roller-coaster ride in financial markets

This latest Oliver's Insights looks at activities in the financial markets in the last week.

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The giddy heights of the $A

Since the Australian dollar was floated in 1983, market forces have led to our currency being volatile, and often priced at levels well outside of what would normally be considered “fair” on an underlying valuation basis.

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The global economic cycle, risk premiums & super returns

This Oliver's Insights article takes a further look at superannuation and diversified investment returns over the year ahead, in particular the outlook for the economic cycle and risk premiums.

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The Greek debt debacle

This edition of Oliver's insights looks at the Greek debt debacle.

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The implications of Barack Obama’s election victory

The latest Oliver's Insights looks at the investment implications of Barack Obama’s presidential election victory in the US.

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The importance of diversification

One of the most important decisions you can make in building or maintaining your wealth is asset allocation – that is, deciding which assets to invest in and how much to invest in each asset class.

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The Indian growth story and opportunities for investors

The Indian economy is likely to grow strongly over the decades ahead, eventually coming to rival China and having a huge impact on the global economy. India offers investors opportunities in shares, property and infrastructure that should not be ignored.

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The merger and acquisition boom has further to go

This Oliver's Insights article looks at the surge in merger and acquisition activity. Is it a sign of a bubble set to burst or is it more soundly based, and likely to continue?

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The New Superannuation System – how it impacts you

Superannuation is one of the most tax-effective ways of providing for your future. The 2006 Federal Budget changes only make it more attractive. Capitalising on the key changes before & after 1 July 2007 is important!

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The outlook for Australian house prices

This Oliver's Insights article examines the outlook for Australian house prices.

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The per capita recession

This article, written by Hillross Chief Economist, Brad Matthews, looks at the demand within an economy that can be increased by population.

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The profit reporting season and shares a year after the low

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at the reporting season that just passed in Australia being the strongest since August 2007.

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The pursuit of happiness

Happiness is now big business with articles and books churning out at a rapid rate.

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The Reserve Bank grows some teeth

Our central bank has not been winning many public relations awards in recent weeks. There appears to have been a distinct change in strategy with the Reserve Bank now using its public comments and press releases to add to the efficacy of its monetary policy settings.

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The turn in the cycle - the implications of falling interest rates

The latest Oliver's Insights looks at the Reserve Bank of Australia's move to cut interest rates.

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The upcoming Australian election and investment markets

The upcoming federal election has the potential to create short-term share market uncertainty.

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The US Federal Reserve, investor confidence and volatility

The US Federal Reserve’s (Fed) move to cut its discount rate has aided credit market stabilisation and caused a partial share market rebound.

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The world is catching up

Economic fundamentals do suggest that the position of overseas markets should improve relative to Australia.

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The “Lehman” effect

Concerns over the plight of New York investment firm, Lehman Brothers Holdings, and the potential that other financial institutions are yet to make similar announcements, have exacerbated the recent weakness on world share markets already staggering due to record high oil prices. Brad Matthews, Hillross Economist examines this issue.

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Tikka Prawns with Yoghurt Pilaf

A deliciously light Summer meal, perfect for lunch or dinner.

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Time to bunker down....again

This article, written by Hillross Chief Economist, Brad Matthews, looks at the significant sell off on world equity markets during May.

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Two-Cheese Omlette with Tomato Salad

Enjoy this delicious omlette - Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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Unemployment defying the economic cycle

Belt tightening around cash

This article by Hillross Chief Economist, Brad Matthews, looks at the economic growth rate against the backdrop of the Global Financial Crisis.

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Up by the stairs, down by the lift

This month's feature article by Brad Matthews, Hillross's Chief Economist, looks at the impact of the fluctuating Australian dollar.

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Vegetarian Pizza

Just Delicious!

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View from the Hill - Amber Lights on the Australian stock market June 2007

This months feature article looks at the Australian stock market and interest rates.

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View from the Hill - Low wages growth – is it a pre-election mirage?

This months feature article looks at low wages growth and the pre-election impact.

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View from the Hill - Making sense of the mayhem

This months feature article looks at making sense of the mayhem.

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View from the Hill - Market update as at June 2007

We review the movement in average investment returns from various asset classes for the period up to 31 May 2007.

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View from the Hill - Market update as at September 2007

We review the movement in average investment returns from various asset classes for the period up to 31 August 2007.

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View from the Hill - The Economy this month as at June 2007

This month's economic update reviews the strengthening of economic growth.

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View from the Hill - The Hillross Tactical View September 2007

We take a look at the tactical view as at 31 August 2007

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Volatile times – weathering the storm

Market volatility is not new.

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Wattle Seed, Date & Macadamia Nut Cake

Just in time for the Olympics is this scrumptious home grown cake you can enjoy with the family while you are watching our athletes compete.

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What will rising interest rates mean for investors?

This edition of Oliver's Insight looks at what the rising interest rates mean for investors.

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What’s driven the recent rally in shares? Is it sustainable?

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at the strong gains in the sharemarket over the last month, and whether these gains are sustainable.

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When the economy runs dry

With real economic growth currently running at less than 2% and inflation nudging 4%, the last thing the Australian economy needs is another severe drought, writes Brad Matthews, Hillross Economist.

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Where are we in the short and long-term share cycles?

This edition of Oliver's Insight looks at the short-term investment cycle and discusses the longer-term trend for shares.

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White Chocolate Mousse Tart with Coffee Syrup

Decadent and delicious, this tart is a great finale to any dinner or Melbourne Cup Luncheon and well worth the effort.

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Why is the gold price so strong and can it continue?

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at what's driving the surge in the gold price, what is it telling us, and if it can continue.

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Why relaxing inflation targets would be bad for investors

This Oliver’s Insights article looks at recent suggestions that Australia's 2% to 3% inflation target needs to be relaxed in the face of rising food and energy prices, and the implications of such a move for investors.

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Will the gold rush continue?

This edition of Oliver's Insights looks at the investment performance of Gold over the short and long term.

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