All posts by: Belinda Tink

About Belinda Tink

What if you inherited or would like to leave your beneficiaries shares when you pass away, do you have good record keeping? What if some shares have a long dividend reinvestment plan, takeovers, bonus offer and share purchase plan and there was no record keeping. Investors who don’t pay attention to keeping good records pay a price […]

Sailing with the Tides

November 7, 2016

Embarking on a financial plan is like sailing around the world. The voyage won’t always go to plan and there’ll be rough seas, but those who are prepared, flexible, patient and well-advised greatly increase the odds of reaching their destinations. A mistake many inexperienced sailors make is not having a plan at all. They embark […]

Economic Overview It was mostly a positive quarter for markets, with volatility across equities and fixed income being much lower compared to recent quarters. In the US, the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, but provided a more optimistic assessment of economic conditions at its July meeting, deeming that the risks in the near term […]

Stock markets are pretty efficient at processing new information. Shocks, naturally, are unwelcome and it can take some time for markets to rationally analyse and understand the impacts of particular geopolitical events. Take the Brexit vote for example. On the day the vote was announced (June 24) the Australian sharemarket fell 3 per cent while […]

Have your Reality Check

September 20, 2016

It’s not something we like to think about, but with life comes risk. Life insurance should be an important component of your financial planning. If you have a young family and or rely on your income to pay your bills it could actually be the most important element of their security. Surprisingly though a lot […]