Maxim Monthly Market Insights - June 2015

Australian GDP in Q1 was strong. But there is plenty of devil in the detail which means the RBA retains a firm easing bias.

The fall in stocks on the ASX continues with the market now down a little more than 8% from the peak just 5 weeks ago.

The Impact of Severe Weather Conditions on Business

Last week we experienced extreme weather conditions, the severity of such not seen since June 2007 (Pasha Bulka). The damage and carnage that this has caused is horrendous with the ultimate sadness, loss of life. Our thoughts are with all affected.

Maxim Monthly Market Insights - Greg McKenna

  • The Australian economy might finally be responding to historically low rates with signs that low rates and the wealth impact of higher property and stock prices may be gaining traction.
  • Perhaps that’s why the RBA left rates on hold again in April, but retained an easing bias.

Seven Timeless Virtues of Enlightened Living

Wow, what a title! Recently I read a book, “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.” The book was simply about a criminal lawyer from America that had a heart attack in his middle age and had to make a decision as to whether he would continue on at his profession, or live a healthier life.

Strategic Planning for Small Businesses

The process of developing a meaningful and practical strategic plan has challenged many SME owners. To even have a clear vision of what the business goals are, is often easier said than done.

Investing in Lifetime Memories

This article may not be considered specifically business related, but I feel most business owners and employees have a desire to share lifetime experiences with family but consider the cost to be a major deterrent.

Business in Uncertain Times

Much has been written about the “depressed” economic climate and lack of business confidence.  Is it really that bad?  You can’t control the economic climate but you can certainly control how you feel about it.

Let’s look at recent history…

Essential Business Leadership Attributes. . . Advisory Board Solution?

In my recent cyber trawling I read an article authored by Bernard Marr on attributes of leaders in business.

I mostly agree with Bernard’s’ opinion pieces, and commend his posts to you. Read some of Bernard’s opinions @BernardMarr.

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