January insights and updates

Recent news has been full of chatter about the Government’s changes to the stage-three tax cuts. Changes like these garner a lot of media attention. HPH clients know they don’t have to spend too much energy on ‘What does this mean for me?’ as our advice team is always available to discuss how changes affect them personally, either between or at their annual progress update meetings.

In the meantime, we do like to keep our clients informed and updated about other things that may be of interest. We think the following items fit that bill.

Market Review 2023: Rising Stocks Left Predictions Grounded

It’s always nice to get a reminder about how dicey it is to put too much faith into predictions.

  • After posting double-digit losses in 2022, stocks soared and bonds rebounded last year.
  • Gains in the tech sector helped growth stocks outperform value stocks in the US, but the value premium was positive outside the US.
  • Economic resilience in the US and elsewhere is helping boost the global outlook, but 2023 showed why planning for uncertainty is prudent.

Read the full article here.

Dr. Peter Attia: This Is What You Need to Do to Live Longer

Peter Attia says he has the secret for living a long, healthy and happy life. In his new book, he lays out a how-to guide for longevity, focusing not on treatment but on preventative measures. Attia joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the best habits for a healthier life.

Click the image below to watch the video. It’s a worthwhile way to spend 18 minutes!

The Rewarding Distribution of Australian Stock Market Returns

Annual stock market returns are unpredictable, but the long history of positive returns may be reassuring to investors who find market downturns unsettling.

Click here to view the below in expanded form.

Flashback to last month!

It feels like only yesterday that our whole team was at Henry Summer, enjoying each other’s company as we saw out the working year. Hard to believe it’s 31 January today – but here we are! We hope your first month of the year was great, and that February is even better.

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