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How High Will Interest Rates Rise?

February 28, 2022 5:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Hudson had the opportunity to recently attend an Economic Indicators Conference held in Brisbane on the 4th February. Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist at HSBC was the key speaker. There was also a panel discussion following Paul’s update which included figures such as: Ross Israel, Head of Global Infrastructure at QIC, Leigh Warner, National Director of Research at JLL and Josephine Sukkar AM, Principal at Buildcorp.

The Great Bond Reversal – What it Means for Investments

November 24, 2021 12:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Written by Ivan Fletcher. If the government issues a bond (which is basically a fixed amount of debt with a fixed interest payment) for $100 and agrees to pay $3 a year in interest, this means an initial yield of 3%. If growth and/or inflation slows and the central bank cuts interest rates, investors might snap up the bonds paying $3 till the yield is pushed down to say 2%. In the process, the value of the bond goes up giving a capital gain.

Reading Between the Lines of the Latest RBA Meeting Minutes

November 24, 2021 11:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Written by Michal Park. There is no doubt that the Australian economy is on its way to expansion following a pronounced contraction amid Delta Covid restrictions.  This anticipated expansion is largely due to vaccination coverage and expansionary policy setting.  However, we are not out of the woods yet which is why the Reserve Bank of Australia maintained the cash rate at 0.10% for the month of November.

Hudson Financial Planning - Capital Gains Considerations when converting from Home to Investment Property

About to Start Out in Property? Do You Go Investment or Owner-Occupier?

October 28, 2021 2:59 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Written by Kris Wrenn. If you have just started out in property or are considering it, good on you! Buying property in Australia has arguably been one of the best growth assets for over 100 years. As long as you buy smart and you hold for the long-term, I have little doubt in my mind that you will be successful and will thank yourself years down the line.