Is it Perfect Timing to Invest in Australia?

Posted by Azure Group on 02-Oct-2018 08:38:14

We may have just faced yet another leadership change and cabinet reshuffle. But our political musical chairs hasn’t seemed to affect our ability to be an appealing investment prospect. With record low interest rates and stable unemployment we are a country with a lot going for it.

Australia is an economy that has proven it is resilient, adaptable and safe. As the world’s 13th largest economy it has a AAA rating by all three global rating agencies and is forecast to have an average annual read GDP growth of 2.9 per cent over the next five years. 

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Topics: international business, Investor, Startup investors, Property Investor, Invest assets, Invest money, Investment, Invest in Australia

Asset Allocation: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

Posted by Norman Howe on 08-Jun-2018 13:01:00

‘Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket’, a saying that has been passed down for many generations. It can be applied across a number of situations, but none more so than asset allocation. Often when it comes to investing there is an area that we might be more confident in. You might have more experience or knowledge in that area, or have had success in the past. You could fall into the trap of investing all of your money in this area because it makes sense to focus on what you know and where you are getting a good return. But all investments can be volatile at times and in order to provide protection and insurance to your wealth you must diversify your portfolio.

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Topics: Wealth Creation, Investor, Wealth Management, Accounting sevices, Property Investor, Invest assets, Invest money, Investment, Wealth specialists, Wealth solutions

Claiming Start Up Costs

Posted by Michael Derin on 23-May-2018 07:00:00

Starting a business can be costly. Most of the time there are significant set up costs before you have even started generating an income. So how can you claim costs when you don’t have an income to offset it?

As a general rule capital costs such as the purchase of a business is not claimable, however, the costs associated with maintaining and running a business are tax deductible.

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Topics: Startups, Investor, Business accountants, claiming tax, Startup Australia, Startup investors

Trust is on Trial

Posted by Norman Howe on 23-Apr-2018 13:54:38

How the Royal Commission is influencing the general perception of Financial Advisors

Some commentators on the current banking Royal commission paint a picture suggesting you can’t trust any financial advisor.  Most reporters suggest Financial Planners lack best practice values, which to my belief is a sweeping generalist view.

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Topics: Wealth Creation, Investor, Wealth Management, Financial advisory, Financial advisor, Banking, Royal Comission

Have you noticed the interest rate landscape is changing?

Posted by Norman Howe on 22-Aug-2017 10:20:08


A couple of years ago we were in the golden age of borrowing and investing. Interest rates were at record lows and as an investor you could have as many properties as you liked on interest only loans with these ridiculous interest rates. Have you noticed the interest rate landscape is changing?

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Topics: SMSF, Wealth Creation, Investor

Tax incentive for Early Stage Innovation Companies

Posted by Michael Derin on 11-Jul-2017 12:04:20

As you’re probably aware, certain investments into a qualifying Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) from 1 July 2016 may entitle a taxpayer to tax incentives including a non-refundable tax offset equal to 20% of the investment (up to a $200,000 limit each income year for “sophisticated investors”) as well as capital gain tax exemption on shares held between 1 and 10 years.

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Topics: Tech Business, ATO, Tax, innovation, Investor