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TGIFF (Thank God Its Friday Finance) 11th August 2017

TGIFF (Thank God Its Friday Finance) 11th August 2017

The Australian market was lower this week with the ASX 200 index falling below the 5,700 level on Friday as markets reacted to tensions between the United States and North Korea with the Asian country threatening a missile strike on U.S. territory Guam. On a sector...

TGIFF (Thank God Its Friday Finance) 4th August 2017

TGIFF (Thank God Its Friday Finance) 4th August 2017

The Australian market was modestly higher this week but couldn’t break the recent trading range of between 5,700-5,800 points as investors digested the first of many earnings reports this season. The RBA left the cash rate on hold this week at a historical low of...

TGIFF (Thank God Its Friday Finance) Friday 28th July 2017

TGIFF (Thank God Its Friday Finance) Friday 28th July 2017

The Australian market was lower with next week’s annual reporting season looming and on investors’ minds. The ASX 200 index fluctuated within striking distance of the 5,800 point barrier mid-week due to strong commodity prices which helped drive up energy and mining...

Baby planning 101

Baby planning 101

I had always been told that come a certain point I would be thinking less about late-night cocktails and more about late-night bottle feeds. I’m afraid to report that this year as I spend more time around young families and my two adorable nephews, it’s happened....

TGIFF (Thank God Its Friday Finance) 21st July 2017

TGIFF (Thank God Its Friday Finance) 21st July 2017

The Australian market was lower this week but the ASX 200 managed to hold above the 5,700 mark. The RBA’s July minutes were taken to be more hawkish than expected by the market. The market overreacted by assuming that an interest rate increase was near. This is not...

TGIFF (Thank God Its Friday Finance) July 14th 2017

TGIFF (Thank God Its Friday Finance) July 14th 2017

The Australian market finished the week higher pushing closer to the 5,800 level. The market followed Wall Street’s lead following comments by the U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman, Janet Yellen. Yellen indicated that the federal fund rate wouldn’t need to rise to “get...

TGIFF (Thank God Its Friday Finance) July 7th 2017

TGIFF (Thank God Its Friday Finance) July 7th 2017

The Australian market finished the week lower with the ASX 200 index falling below the 5,700 level. The RBA left the cash rate on hold at 1.50% in their July monetary policy meeting this week, citing a mixed labour market, low wage growth and slowed GDP growth. The...