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Amazon Innovation, Soros Joins Crypto Rollercoaster, Property Prices Fall

Kent Kwan

Check out our key takeaways from Amazon’s Innovation Day, plus catch up on other notable things that happened around the world this week, and what it all means for you and your investments. Show More

What's More Risky: Shares or Residential Property?

Kent Kwan

In Australia, many cities have enjoyed a prolonged period of house price increases. As a result, it's safe to say a large number of Australians have fallen in love with residential investment property as an asset class. Show More

The outlook for Australian house prices

Chris Rands

Over the past 15 years Australian house prices have been on an incredible run, resulting in Australian households becoming some of the most indebted in the world. So what is the economic cost of Australia’s sky high property prices and what could it mean for property prices in 2018? Show More

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Why Renting Could be the New Black

Kent Kwan

Should you rent or buy? It’s the classic housing dilemma. However, with property prices being as high as they are, renting is increasingly looking like a more attractive option. While renting can be the more affordable option in the short term, it can also be the smartest – particularly when... Show More

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The ten things to watch in 2018

Saul Eslake

Here are ten things that I think will shape the global and Australian economies in 2018, and that expect I’ll be talking about at conferences and events over the course of the coming year. Show More

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House prices are falling... Be careful what you wish for, RBA

Stephen Koukoulas

The recent house price data from Corelogic are showing further falls in house prices. The falls are, disconcertingly, most evident in Sydney where prices have dropped 0.5 per cent so far in January, which brings the aggregate fall since the September 2017 peak to a chunky 2.9 per cent. This... Show More

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Outlook 2018: A mixed bag for residential housing

Pete Wargent

We should expect to see variations around the country for residential housing in 2018. For example, the Hobart market is extremely tight and there will be ongoing price gains there, and some peri-urban regional markets in New South Wales & Victoria are tracking well. Overall, though, access to credit is... Show More

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5 Essential Investing Tips for Millennials: How to Start Building Wealth Early

Kent Kwan

Isn’t it time we changed the dialogue around millennials and money? Moved away from berating them for their supposed avocado-eating, latte-sipping, globe-trotting habits and offered some pragmatic strategies for building a sustainable financial future? We certainly think so. It’s why we’ve broken down 5 investing tips for millennials looking for... Show More

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Out of property and into stocks

Stephen Koukoulas

There seems to be a theme developing in the Australian market at the moment. We have further evidence of a cooling in the housing market, and a coincidental lift in the value of the ASX hinting that those with money to invest are avoiding the ultra-expensive, low yielding housing market,... Show More

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Key takeaways from the brightest minds in the business

Crestone Wealth Management

Some of the brightest economic and investment minds in the business debated the big macro-economic issues at our latest Crestone Investment Forum. Read on for insights from Jacob Mitchell, Brett Gillespie, Vimal Gor, Dr Phillipp Hofflin, Robert Mead, Dr Michael McCorry, and Stephen Halmarick. Some of the key takeaways are... Show More

Finding Monopoly's 'orange squares' in property investing

Quay Global Investors

In the board game Monopoly, research has shown that on average, the orange squares are among the best investment propositions on the board. Monopoly might be just a game, but identifying and buying the orange squares in real life – those with the best return on capital, and opportunities for... Show More

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3 implications of the hot property market

Livewire Exclusive

Livewire caught up with Giselle Roux, CIO at Escala Partners, to discuss the implications of elevated housing valuations on the wider economy. These include the effect on the retail sector through reduced levels of discretionary income, as well as two other key areas. Show More

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Shares vs Property - Which produces greater returns?

Michael Gable

Property has been a major source of wealth building over the last couple of decades. And has been the vehicle of choice for “Mum and Dad” investors. Show More

Sydney and Melbourne property down 2%

Livewire News

If CoreLogic’s daily home price data prove accurate, Sydney and Melbourne property prices are both about to post a negative month. The Sydney index is today reading 1,095, down from 1,108 on 30th April, for a 1.2% fall. The Melbourne index is today reading 889, from 904 on 30th April,... Show More

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House prices slump: The Straw that breaks the economy’s back?

Stephen Koukoulas

Will a slump in house prices be the straw that breaks the economy’s back and be the trigger for an economic hard landing in Australia? Probably no, but it is a question that will likely dominate the news over the remainder of 2017 and into 2018. Show More

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Property inventory is rising

Nicholas Sproats

In assessing the property price outlook, it’s really just looking at first principles of supply and demand. From my perspective, there’s no ‘ah-ha’ statistic or ‘bucket of dead canaries’ as such. However, CoreLogic recently released figures that showed that across Australia’s capital cities there is 4.4 months’ worth of properties... Show More

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The uncertain road ahead for residential property

Pete Wargent

Given some recent potential headwinds, Livewire recently reached out for my thoughts on the residential property market, specifically what new drivers have emerged, what their implications are, and what data investors should be keeping a close watch on. Show More

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Government's profound shift in thinking on property

Daryl Wilson

The Federal budget announcement that deductions for travel costs and certain depreciation allowances will no longer be available to landlords of residential property is a potential game-changer for residential property. These changes, combined with other changes to curb foreign buyer demand, are relatively small in terms of their market impact.... Show More

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What to watch with housing

Livewire Exclusive

With residential property prices starting to misfire, we reached out to three experienced property investors for their perspectives on the market. We posed the question: “What do investors need to watch for in coming months, and why?” Read on below as to why you need to keep a hawk’s eye... Show More

The game-changer for residential property

Livewire Exclusive

Expectations for Australian residential property prices have been tempered recently by Governor Lowe’s presentation, data including soft wages growth and slower price growth, and the proposed bank levy. Given this backdrop, Livewire reached out to three experts for their perspectives on the market, asking: What data point, or event, in... Show More

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