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Drew Meredith

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Drew is one of the Founder's and Director's of The Inside Network and Wattle Partners. He is an experienced financial adviser, providing advice across the entire spectrum of finance and investing, with specific expertise in SMSF’s, portfolio construction, direct shares and managed fund investing. GENERAL ADVICE WARNING: Any information published by Drew is limited to general financial advice only (under AFSL: 383 169). Please consult a trusted financial adviser before acting on the information.

ASX shares update; ASX to open higher, gold at record levels, US-China trade talks

The ASX 200 (XJO:ASX) finished down another 0.7% on Wednesday, pushed lower by healthcare (-1.7%), industrials (-1.5%) and consumer staples (-1.2%).

What was an average return for the financial year?

Sitting at home through another economic shutdown, I can’t help but notice the flood of industry super fund advertisements throughout breaks in the now daily AFL games.

Queenslanders drain retirement savings

Despite coming through the COVID-19 lockdowns seemingly unscathed, it seems that Queenslanders have been dipping the hardest into their superannuation under the early release clauses.

ASX shares morning update; risk on, gold down, more clarity on Victoria’s state of disaster

Risk on, gold down, more clarity on Victoria’s state of disaster The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) followed a global lead higher, adding close to 200 points to finish up 1.9% for the day. Every sector was positive, with IT and energy…

ASX shares morning update; state of Disaster, banks under pressure, but a positive start ahead for the ASX

The ASX 200 (XJO:ASX) managed to fight off the widespread implications of Victoria’s ‘State of Disaster’ announcement, finishing flat for the delay despite nearly all businesses now being forced to close down.

ASX shares morning update; ASX down -2.0%, value is dead, long live the FAANG’s

The ASX 200 (XJO:ASX) fell 2.0% on Friday, but managed to hold onto a 0.5% gain for the month; it’s fourth straight winning month.

Investing responsibly? It’s not as easy as you think……

The issue is that there is simply far too much flexibility and individual discretion as to what fits certain ESG criteria and what doesn’t

ASX shares morning update – the stocks to watch Friday

Treasurer Frydenberg provided his long-awaited budget update, which was just that an update, offering little in the way of guidance into the future. The Government are predicting unemployment will peak at 9.25% across the country, with ballooning deficits adding $250 billion to the debt pile.

ASX shares morning update, the stocks to watch Thursday

The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) finished off its lows for the day, falling 1.3%, as both Victoria and several US states hit record COVID-19 case levels, denting market sentiment.

Six blue-chip updates: part 2

In the middle of another COVID-19 shutdown and with most companies approaching full year earnings season, it’s important to take stock of what occurred in the previous few months. We have taken the opportunity to provide an update on some non-traditional Aussie blue-chips after the strongest quarterly for the market in decades.

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