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RBA Cash Rate – February 2020

On this first Tuesday of February as part of the new 2020s, the new decade, the RBA had a tough decision to make today. They had some really positive economic data flowing through from the end of 2019 that consisted of a really good unemployment story. It also said that retail spending had at a bounce in November, so that was positive. Ultimatel...

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New Features Introduced for Money SMARTS!

Good day, Ben Kingsley here, Managing Director of Empower Wealth and I am thrilled to be able to share with you one of the latest features we have on our MyWealth Portal, which is free for all of our customers and in fact, free for the public to use. And that is our Money FIT section. (Sign in to MyWealth Portal here: www.ew.moneysmarts.com.au)...

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RBA Cash Rate – December 2019

Today Governor Lowe and the reserve board met for the final time in 2019 and they kept the cash rate on hold at 0.75%. Now, in 2019 we saw three rate cuts. And for all of those people who love the data, what's interesting about that is between August 2016 and May 2019 — 34 months — the cash rate was on a hold at 1.5%. So they've definitely tri...

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RBA Cash Rate – November 2019

On this Melbourne Cup Tuesday in November, the Reserve Board met and they've kept the cash rate on hold at 0.75% — and that's on the back of stable unemployment. So we haven't seen unemployment deteriorate — in fact, it improved — but more about that later. And we’ve also had some commentary coming out of the Reserve Bank, in regards to ...

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RBA Cash Rate October 2019: Third Time Lucky?

Today Governor Lowe and the Reserve Board met for the first Tuesday of October and they've cut the cash rate.   Now, 75% of economists believed that this was going to be the case.  If you were listening to some of the commentary last week from Governor Phillip Lowe around his concerns in the market, it was pretty clear that he was signall...

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RBA Cash Rate September 2019

G'day and welcome to September and on the first Tuesday of this month Governor Lowe and the RBA Board met and they kept the cash rate on hold at 1%. Now, some punters might have been thinking, “Well are we going another 25% lower?”, but really most economist believe that's going to be next month. So I suspect the board decided not to spook t...

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Before You Build Your Portfolio, Ask Yourself…

Are you thinking about investing in property? Not sure how many properties you'll need to retire on a decent passive income? Not even sure where to start? If you're even remotely considering property as the wealth creation vehicle for you, it might be a good idea to read this Special Report from Your Investment Property Magazine because our founder...

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RBA Cash Rate July 2019: Twice in a Row?

Today Governor Lowe and the Reserve Board met and they changed the cash rate for the second consecutive month, dropping the cash rate down by another 25 basis points. This is reasonably well-signaled, even though some economists still thought that the RBA may wait until August. So, what is their agenda? Well, if you look at the minutes — and ...

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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest??

Have you ever wanted to pay off your mortgage — aka do everything in your power to make sure the damn thing is no longer hovering over your head like a big ol' black and threatening cloud? Have you ever wondered if doing this would ACTUALLY be in your financial best interest? Honestly, have you ever taken a minute to really think about it? '...

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