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27/7/19 - Market week in review - US GDP tops expectations as consumer spending florishes

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19/7/19 - What is the value of an adviser?

The report by Russell Investments looked holistically at the real value advisers deliver for their clients.[read more]


17/06/19 - Market Week in Review - Russell Investments

Roil over oil? How rising Iran-U.S. tensions could impact markets[read more]


End of Financial Year Tax Tips 2019

With the end of financial year fast aproaching here are a few things to be aware of.
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13/05/2019 - More Australians intend to retire despite inadequate savings levels

With the number of Australian's intending to retire in the next twelve months - what does Roy Morgan's surveys have to say about how ready they are?

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29/04/19 - What three ingredients are contributing to the current strong global economy?

Russell investments - What three ingredients are contributing to the current strong global economy?
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17/04/2019 - Four ways to manage the rising cost of living

With many Australians struggling with managing the rising cost of living, being  smart with your spending is the key, but what else can you do?
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5/04/2019 Prune, adapt and budget: Managing the rising cost of living

Editorial - If you’re organised with your finances, the high cost of living doesn’t have to mean diminished savings.
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Federal Budget 2019/20

Federal Budget 2019/20. What do the announcements mean for you? Find out here. [read more]


20/03/2019 - Market Wrap (February 2019)

Monthly Market Wrap
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19 Jan 2019 - Market Week in Review - What's powering January's market rally?

On the latest edition of Russell Investments, Market Week in Review, Chief Investment Strategist Erik Ristuben and Sophie Antal Gilbert, head of AIS business solutions, discussed the recent rally in equity markets, developments on the Brexit front and the impact of the U.S.-China trade war on consumer and business sentiment.

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14 Jan 2019 - Market Week in Review - What’s driving the market whiplash?

On the latest edition of Russell Investments Market Week in Review, Mark Eibel, director, client investment strategies, and Research Analyst Brian Yadao discussed 2018 market performance, the ongoing volatility in markets, the U.S. jobs report for December and projections for fourth-quarter earnings season.
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Market Week in Review - What’s driving the market whiplash?

In the latest edition of Market Week in Review by Russell Investments, Mark Eibel, director, client investment strategies, and Research Analyst Brian Yadao discussed 2018 market performance, the ongoing volatility in markets, the U.S. jobs report for December and projections for fourth-quarter earnings season.
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7 Dec 2018 - Market Week in Review

Why are markets spooked by a flattening U.S. Treasury yield curve?  Find out more - Article by Russell Investments
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20 Nov 2018 - Market Week in Review - How might market reactions guide Brexit votes?

In the latest video update:
Markets unnerved as prospects for Brexit agreement remain uncertain
Is fiscal stimulus in China offsetting the impact of U.S. tariffs?
Jerome Powell weighs in on state of U.S. economy

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Market Week in Review - Do markets prefer a divided U.S. Congress?

Russell Investments article and video by Erik Ristuben   
On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Chief Investment Strategist Erik Ristuben and Consulting Director Sophie Antal Gilbert discussed the impact of U.S. midterm elections on markets, key takeaways from the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)’s recent policy meeting and October manufacturing activity levels from around the globe.[read more]


Market Week in Review - The stock market slump: Is the worst behind us?

Russell Investments -  On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Senior Investment Strategist Paul Eitelman and Rob Cittadini, director, Americas institutional, discussed the likely catalyst behind last month’s market volatility, the U.S. employment report for October and potential market impacts of the Nov. 6 U.S. midterm elections.
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Sunsuper September Quarter financial market wrap

Watch Chief Economist Brian Parker’s wrap up of Sunsuper’s investment performance, as well as what’s behind the recent volatility in global share markets.
Sunsuper’s Balanced option returned 11% for the year to September 2018, and continued to outperform the industry average over 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 years.
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Market Week in Review - The stock market rout: A healthy correction, or the start of a bear market?

On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Adam Goff, managing director, investment practice, and Rob Cittadini, director, Americas institutional, discussed possible factors behind the recent sell-off in global equity markets and what the road ahead may look like for investors.
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Russell Investments - 2018 Global Market Outlook - Q4 update: Maximum pressure

The U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) is settling into a quarterly tightening routine that could see the federal funds rate rise above 3%. Even so, the upside for the U.S. dollar looks limited given its expensive valuation and crowded long positions. We believe a pause in the dollar uptrend should bring respite to beleaguered emerging markets.
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Russell Investments Video - Investment Masterclass: Key Drivers of investment return

In the first edition of the Russell Investments Masterclass series, Investment Specialist Scott Fletcher speaks with Portfolio Manager Andrew Sneddon about the four key drivers of investment return.[read more]


InTouch Magazine Q1 2018

Benchmark Consultants InTouch magazine is now online. Click the image to open the full magazine.
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How to budget for a very merry Christmas

With a bit of planning you can make Christmas grand.  Just follow our tips.
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inTouch Q2 2017

Benchmark Consultants inTouch Q2 2017
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Six ways to ease your debt burden

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The $US200 trillion global debt mountain - how big a threat is it really and what are the implications for investors

Russell Investments - Oliver's Insights
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Trump rally on pause? Global markets react

Russell Investments - Market Week in Review
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Benchmark Newsletter March 2017

US Fed hikes again and reaffirms gradual path
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March rate increase by the Fed seems a near certainty

Russell Investments - Market week in review
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The Eurozone - will they or won't they break up? And what are the implications for investors?

Oliver's Insights
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Should investors stay home or go global in 2017?

How does the growing anti-globalization trend undermine our strategic case for global investors?
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Oliver's Insights - The Australian economy and profits - seven reasons to be upbeat

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Trump’s coming tax plan: When might it impact markets?

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Where are we in the global investment cycle? What does it mean for investors?

Oliver's Insights by AMP Capital
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