Fearless Forecasts for 2012

Well it’s the time of year to be guessing what might happen in the next 12 months. There are tips on what’s in store for technology, the grand final winners and of course the sharemarket. […]

Should I Move Everything to Cash?

With recurring headlines of the demise of Europe and sharemarket volatility remaining high, this is a common question. Would I be better to move all my equities to cash so I don’t have to worry? […]

The FRIENDly Ride

Beames and Associates is a proud sponsor of the FRIENDly Ride, a 5000km mountain bike journey from Cooktown to Canberra being undertaken by former Brumbies coach Andy Friend. Andy is raising money and awareness for Brain Injury Australia […]

Why You Should Ignore Today’s Interest Rate Cut (If You Have a Mortgage)

Read the headlines regarding today’s interest rate cut and you’ll see that on an average mortgage of $300,000, you’ll be saving $46 per month. However by doing very little you can turn this into a […]

What are ETF’s?

ETF’s have become the latest big investment trend on the ASX and the growth looks set to continue. Over the past 9 years the ETF market in Australia has increased in value from around $500 […]

Financial Market Volatility and Global Growth

While I don’t intend for my Blog to focus only on market updates I think the current volatility we are seeing requires frequent communication. An important aspect of ensuring our financial lives are in order is to make […]

Why Do Only 3% of Australians have Trauma Insurance?

As a 37 year old male, there is a 22% chance that I will suffer a trauma by the age of 65. That’s basically a 1 in 5 chance! (Source: Risk Tool in XPlan) The […]

My Q and A with BT Investment Management

Recently I had a discussion with BT Investment Management (BTIM) regarding the current state of the markets both in Australia and globally. BTIM manages a significant pool of funds for investors, currently more than $40billion. I […]

The Difference between Price and Value

In simple terms, Price is what you pay for something and Value is what it’s worth. If you think about a bike (yes I’m a bit obsessed) the Price might be $1,500 but the real […]

The FRIENDly Ride

Beames and Associates is a proud sponsor of the FRIENDly Ride, a 5000km mountain bike journey from Cooktown to Canberra being undertaken by former Brumbies coach Andy Friend. Andy is raising money and awareness for Brain Injury Australia […]