Now & Next latest edition

Now & Next, the quarterly newsletter published by Count, is designed to give you valuable insights into a range of different topics affecting your financial situation – both now and in the future. Welcome to the Summer edition… At the end of a long, challenging year, it’s understandable that people are keen for a well-earned break. However, the reality is that in 2020, Christmas and New Years will look a…  Read more

Market Wrap

Each month we publish Market Wrap, a summary of the previous month’s economic highlights. Economic Overview There was good news on the vaccine front in November, with several drugs claiming 90%+ success rates against Covid-19. It is now up to regulators to approve/reject these treatments, before production can ramp up and for distribution to begin. These news releases supported investor sentiment and provided a strong tailwind for share markets. The US…  Read more

Federal Budget 2020/21

On Tuesday 6 October, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down the 2020/21 Federal Budget, which was one of the most eagerly anticipated Budgets in recent memory given the economic impacts felt across the country in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Some described it as the most important Budget since World War II, given the rising levels of national debt and unemployment that we have witnessed in the past eight…  Read more

Webinar: The 21st Century Black Swan Event – implications and opportunities for Australian investors

We collaborated with one of our independent investment partners, Morningstar, to bring you an investment briefing webinar “The 21st century black swan event – what are the implications and opportunities for Australian investors?”. Delivered by Clint Abraham, Portfolio Specialist at Morningstar, this webinar provides insight into the current economic climate, given the impact of a global pandemic. Clint explains what a black swan event is, shares insights into what could…  Read more

Strengthening your balance sheet

Your balance sheet (now more correctly called a Statement of Financial Position) reveals a great deal about your business, including the total value of your assets – the things you own; how much you owe to others – your liabilities; and the level of your solvency. These three aspects will be studied carefully by lenders and investors − and by buyers if you intend to sell your business. But they…  Read more

Avoid These 5 Costly Accounting Mistakes

A Canadian bank recently surveyed over 500 small business owners about what they love and hate most about owning their own business. Unsurprisingly, flexibility and feeling in control ranked first in the “love” category. Meanwhile, almost 60% said bookkeeping was hands-down their most hated task. Most business owners understand that effective financial management is key to their success. But lack of knowledge, frustration, and even avoidance can add up to…  Read more

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