Here is our Summer 2016 edition of PortfolioWatch. The last three months have continued to be quite volatile, both in terms of politics and investment markets.
In this edition we take a look at the following topics:
- Investment update – the Research team look at the challenges faced by central banks around the world as they attempt to boost inflation. They also explain why oil production could be cut as oil-exporting countries strive to lift the oil price;
- Appointing a guardian for your children – a guardian will help raise your children if the unexpected happens and you die or are unable to care for them. While it’s very unlikely a guardian will ever be needed, it’s important to be aware of how guardians fit into your estate plan;
- Changes to concession cards – asset test changes from January next year mean the eligibility for concession cards also changes. We explain what the changes are what benefits are available to you, depending on where you live.