Over the month of September, markets experienced a reversal in investor sentiment. Apart from Overseas Small Caps and Emerging Markets, which returned 1.0% and 1.5% respectively for the month, equity markets broadly experienced negative returns.
As record numbers of Australians transition into retirement, considering your retirement lifestyle, the cost of living and your expected annual retirement income, is crucial in your retirement planning.
For the month of August, growth assets performed well as investor momentum remained strong. Economic data continued to be encouraging with another strong set of US nonfarm payrolls. As the world continues to open up, retail sales for the US, UK and Eurozone are now back at pre-COVID-19 levels, following the worst quarterly GDP declines on record for most countries. Purchasing manager indices remain in expansionary territory. Australian small caps was the strongest performing equity market, returning 7.2% over August whilst overseas hedged investors realised greater relative gains from the continued appreciation of the Australian Dollar.
Taking care of household finances can be taxing, especially if you have a big family. But with proper planning and budgeting, there’s no need to stress.
Here are some tips to help you effectively manage your household finances.
On 23 July 2020, a ‘mini-Budget’ was delivered by the Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. We provide a summary including the announcements made in relation to the COVID-19 early release of super and more. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the full 2020-21 Federal Budget will be delivered on 6 October 2020.