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Stanford Brown TW3 – Starting 2018 with a Bang or a Bust?

Posted on January 19 2018

A Very Happy New Year! A very happy New Year to all our clients and TW3 readers. TW3, or ‘That Was The Week That Was’, is a weekly publication that we aim to have in your inboxes at noon (or thereabouts) every Friday. As some of you may know, ‘That Was The Week That Was’… Continue Reading

Stanford Brown Raises $127, 000 For The Children’s Medical Research Institute

Posted on January 9 2018

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” — Winston S. Churchill In the lead up to Christmas, our CEO Jonathan Hoyle visited the Children’s Medical Research Institute to give an especially important gift. He presented the Head of Fundraising, Andrew J. Kelly, with an appropriately ostentatious… Continue Reading

TW3 – Christmas Bumper Edition

Posted on December 15 2017

A Very Happy Christmas to All Our Clients and TW3 Readers! A bumper Christmas edition this week and then Stanford Brown’s TW3 writing team will be taking a much needed break. We hope you have enjoyed this year’s weekly missive – it’s been a lot of fun to write. We will be back after Australia… Continue Reading

Stanford Brown TW3 – Expect the Unexpected

Posted on December 8 2017

Market Wrap  Australian Shares are down this week as Miners and Banks weighed down the ASX on the back of lower resource prices and last week’s announcement of a royal commission into the Australian Banking Sector. Wednesday’s weaker than expected GDP figures caused investors to price in a lower probability of the RBA raising interest… Continue Reading

Dear Mortgage Holders, are you being ripped off by your bank?

Posted on December 7 2017

Taking your rates to the bank Basic banking principles have been around for millennia. Lending institutions loan money and earn interest in return. Most lenders entice new borrowers with a low interest rate but then let that interest rate rise gradually drift upwards over time. The lender doesn’t want to lose customers by hiking rates… Continue Reading

Stanford Brown – Eudaimonia – December

Posted on December 7 2017

10 Workplace Trends To Expect in 2018 Every year, Forbes publishes the ten workplace trends they foresee in the coming year. Their predictions for 2017 included the evolution of the annual performance review toward continuous reviews, all things augmented & virtual reality, and workplace & wellbeing programs becoming critical employee benefits to attract top talent…. Continue Reading

Stanford Brown TW3 – The Fed’s Dilemma

Posted on December 1 2017

The Fed’s Dilemma Last Friday, the Federal Reserve released the minutes from its latest meeting. A December rate rise (of 0.25%) was flagged as well as three further rate rises in 2018. This will be the last change under Janet Yellen, who will leave the Fed in February. She will hand over a strong economy… Continue Reading

Stanford Brown TW3 – Safe as Houses

Posted on November 24 2017

Market wrap Global share markets were relatively flat as investors digested the minutes of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee earlier this month. The committee’s sentiment was mostly positive, however outgoing Chairman Janet Yellen noted that personal consumption expenditure (a measure of inflation) was surprisingly low at 1.6% in spite of accelerated economic growth. In… Continue Reading

Stanford Brown – TW3 – Poker Face

Posted on November 17 2017

Australia’s Goldilocks Economy Earlier this week, the October employment and wages report was released by the ABS. They showed Australia’s remarkable run of job creation continued for a 14th month – the longest and strongest stretch for 25 years. The unemployment rate dropped slightly to 5.4% (from 5.5%), now just 0.4% above the RBA’s definition… Continue Reading

Stanford Brown – Eudaimonia – November

Posted on November 10 2017

SB30 – Thank You! On 20th October 1987 (also known as Black Tuesday), the Australian stock market fell a staggering 25% in 25 minutes. It was also the day Stanford Brown officially opened for business. Today, we have been entrusted to design engaging Financial Health & Wellness Programs for over 60 employers. We also practice… Continue Reading

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