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Money Matters 5 October 2023

Higher oil prices weigh on financial markets Stocks and bonds fell last week as higher oil prices added to concerns about interest rates staying higher

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Money Matters 28 September 2023

Stocks fall as Fed lifts rate expectations Stock markets fell last week after the US Federal Reserve increased its interest rate expectations in response to

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Money Matters 31 August 2023

Markets rally against negative economic data Markets mostly finished in the green this week despite a string of disappointing economic data and continued turmoil in

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Money Matters 24 August 2023

Stocks fall as China’s economy impacts sentiment All major indices ended the week in the red as fears over China’s economic recovery impacted investor sentiment.

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Money Matters 17 August 2023

Mixed inflation data weigh on stock markets Stock markets gave a lacklustre performance last week following the release of mixed US inflation data. In the

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AI – will it replace our financial advisors?

The big question that has come up in our industry with the rise of AI is whether or not it will replace financial advisors. This is an important question for Austen Morris Associates as we march steadily into the fourth industrial revolution. 

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Money Matters 10 August 2023

Stocks fall on US credit rating downgrade Most major stock markets fell last week after rating agency Fitch downgraded the US government’s credit rating. This

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Money Matters 03 August 2023

Stocks rise on hopes of US ‘soft landing’ Most major stock markets rose last week as encouraging economic data raised hopes of a ‘soft landing’

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What is the Difference Between a Living Will and a Will?

When it comes to estate planning many people have heard of a will, but fewer people may be familiar with a living will. These two legal documents serve different purposes, and it’s important to understand the difference between them. In this article, we’ll explore the differences between a living will and a will and provide practical answers to some common questions.

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Money Matters 20 July 2023

Markets boosted by cooling US inflation All major indices finished in the green in a week that saw inflation and producer prices falling in the

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