New Year and Stock Prices drop- What’s happening?

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Wow, what a turbulent start to 2016 we’ve had for the share market world wide.

A combination of unexpected events in China, the Middle East and North Korea prompted sharp sell-offs in share markets.

Our thoughts in short; While markets continue to experience volatility in the short term, the longer term view for economic growth remains positive.

While the Chinese sharemarket and currency stabilised a bit on Friday and US jobs data was positive, investor nervousness remained, pushing Eurozone shares down another 1.7% ...

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Rental Properties vs Shares

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Q: I bought a rental property that has increased in value considerably. The cash is great, but I’m wondering if I should sell high and invest in a different asset.

A: This is a situation where there really is no one-size-fits-all answer, says Sarah Rogers, a qualified property investment advisor, financial planner and mortgage broker.

To tackle this question, you’ll want to first get a handle on just how well this particular investment is performing relative to other assets.

Looking at the asset ...
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