The episode kicks off with a discussion about how the 2020 Australian bushfires will affect major economic sectors such as tourism, insurance and construction. With uncertainties removed after the finalisation of trade numbers, the stock market has begun to rally into new highs, Joel gives us his perspective on what we should expect this year. Brett brings with him research about what immigration an birth rates mean for the Australian residential property market in the long run. Louis expands on new ATO regulations in self-managed superfund and how that has contributed to an over 2.5 billion dollars recovery to accounts.
- Stock Market Update: In the last podcast Joel has expressed positive sentiment for 2020 due to major political resolutions occurring around the end of 2019. Since then, his prediction has proven right as we are seeing new highs in major indexes such as the S&P 500, NASDAQ and Dow Jones. He gives us insight of which sector have the best upside potential this year and also a run down on his own portfolio performances and results in the calendar year 2019.
- Property Update: Australia is recording the lowest record birth rate but with the highest numerical amount of babies to date. Brett dives into a conversation about birth rates, population changes as well as immigration and to what extent these factors are currently affecting the residential real estate market. As we see a 12% growth in dwelling approvals in November last year, Brett gives us valuable insight about what to expect if you’re looking to buy or rent this year.
- Personal Finance Update: Louis tackles the topic of procrastination and what we can do to break out of this behavioural pattern. It was reported by the ATO last year that there was a total of $2.16billion unclaimed superannuation balances in inactive superannuation accounts. Louis gives us a rundown of where the money has gone and what we expect to see in the future.
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The Big Acronym Fail – Subaru released a new limited edition model of the Subaru Forester at the Singapore 2020 Motorshow. It was named the Forester Ultimate Customised Kit, an accidental PR success or a total PR disaster?
Do Not Hide In Your Instrument Case – After finding out that an infamous executive of Nissan has attempted to escape capture by hiding in an instrument case, YAMAHA has sent out warning to its consumers telling them that hiding in the instrument case may results in death.
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