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Leave budget forecasting to Treasury: Economists
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Leave budget forecasting to Treasury: Economists

Polled economists say another independent body wouldn’t necessarily do a better job of economic forecasting for the budget than Treasury, writes… Saul Eslake, University of Tasmania A majority of economists in this month’s ESA Monash poll said the economic forecasts used in the federal budget should still be prepared by Treasury, despite difficulty in recent…

Time your life, not the market
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Time your life, not the market

Like a cabbie getting asked how his night has been, as a Property Strategist I rarely make it through the day without being asked ‘how’s the market?’. Luckily for my career, the truth is that no one really knows.   The market is largely the opinion and sentiment of a given group of people at…

Does the world need a cure for living longer?
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Does the world need a cure for living longer?

We are quick to celebrate advances in medical science which allow us as a species the opportunity to live longer. But the consequences of living longer are often glossed over.  The economic consequence is that – worldwide – there are going to be more and more people in their old age relying on a smaller…

How does a valuer value property?
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How does a valuer value property?

I have witnessed an increasing popularity in property investment as a viable alternative to other, more traditional methods of growing your retirement nest egg over the last decade. Once most Australians relied on their Superannuation, an aged pension or a combination of the two, with some dabbling in the acquisition of shares, more of us…

10 quotes to help your critical thinking
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10 quotes to help your critical thinking

To start your week here’s a great list of 11 rules from some of history’s greatest minds I found at Farnham Street. All beliefs in whatever realm are theories at some level. (Stephen Schneider)  Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong. (Dandemis)  Read not…

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