THE ADVISER MONTHLY

VOLUME II. ISSUE 2. FEBRUARY 2022.

2022 YEAR OF NEW FINANCIAL TRENDS

And just like that, we are well and truly into the second month of 2022! And what a summer it has been with success on both the tennis court and the cricket pitch. The team at Financially Sound hope you are feeling energised and ready to embrace what 2022 has to offer.

In this edition of The Sound Entrepreneur, we delve into some of the most talked-about financial topics of the year, including Australian property prices, interest rates, and how current rising inflation is a double edge sword in how it may impact what you currently pay on your home loan.

We are getting closer to reporting season, with market experts predicting strong results from ASX listed companies in the next few weeks despite Australian shares falling 7% in January.

Speaking of the share market, we’ve found an interesting guide to help you understand stock splits, likened to a wheel of cheese. Intrigued? Read on to learn more.

And finally, are you familiar with the newest craze of digital art? These are a little different to what is displayed in a traditional art gallery, running on blockchain technology like bitcoin.

Stay safe and enjoy the last month of summer.

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RBA’S FIRST CASH RATE IS OUT

The Reserve Bank of Australia has announced its decision on the official cash rate for this month amid speculation that a rate rise may happen sooner than expected. However, it remained on hold, fuelling further speculations by analysts that the cash rate is likely to increase later this year.
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A DEJA VU IN AU PROPERTY MARKET

Property prices are continuing to set records, but there is a sense of déjà vu in the market: the current situation is reminiscent of that in 2017 when APRA made a move that contained soaring property prices. Will it implement the same intervention as property prices continue to rise?

THE ASX REPORTING SEASON

It’s that time of the year again – when investors get flooded with updates from the nation’s largest companies about how much money they’re earning. Which companies are poised for gains? Read about this and more in this article.

THE NFT HYPE: CURIOUS?

A tweet selling for more than $3.59 million? A single pixel of digital artwork selling for over $1.7 million? A meme that’s worth thousands? Non-Fungible Tokens or NFTs are the recent hype, taking after bitcoin. But what are they?

STEPPING STONES TO STOCK SPLITS

Why would companies want to divide their stock if they want it to keep rising? The real world of financial markets, influenced by macro trends, is more complicated than what you see in a store window. Let’s see how stock splits aid firms through these visual guides.

GIVE YOURSELF A RATE CUT

The Reserve Bank of Australia has held the official cash rate for 2022. As it chose to maintain the current 0.1% – a record low, questions linger. And as we gear up for possible interest rate rises later this year, how can Aussie homeowners keep their rates and repayments low? Here are a few tips.

Thought to live by.

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ROBERT KIYOSAKI

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