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Second Coronavirus Hit Impact

  How worried should investors be about a "second wave" of coronavirus cases?

The past week has seen a flurry of concerns about a "second wave" of coronavirus cases, Dr Shane Oliver summarises what impact this might have on your investment here.

End of Financial Year Checklist

  Have you got your finances in order for the end of the financial year?

This is an end of financial year like no other. Ensure you are prepared by reviewing this checklist.

Five Charts to note when investing in rough times

Five charts on investing to keep in mind in rough times like these
Successful investing can be really difficult in times like the present with immense uncertainty around the impact of the coronavirus on the outlook, read Insights for more information or contact your Financial Adviser.


Is coronavirus driving a recession

   Is coronavirus driving a recession, depression or an economic hit like no other?
Global share markets have fallen into a bear market, but whether this turns out to be long or short term depends on how long the hit to the economy from coronavirus lasts. Read Insights for more information or please contact us

Office Update COVID 19


In light of the ever developing COVID-19 situation we have decided in the best interest of our clients, staff, friends and families we will fulfill our civic duty and work from home at close of business tonight, Wednesday 25th of March.


Whilst we won't be in the office we will still be contactable via email and telephone and are very keen to stay in touch with you, in what is a challenging time for all of us.


We thank you for your continued support and ask that if you need our assistance, please reach out for help, our contact details can be found on our website (please click on the hyperlink, option to send an email is contained within each persons profile) - or leave a message with our reception on 5562 3544 and we will contact you.


Stay healthy and safe,


McLaren Hunt Financial Planning Team

New Working Arrangements


McLaren Hunt values the health and wellbeing of our Clients and Staff, and as such are putting measures in place to help lessen the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

As a result, we have decided to stop all face to face client contact for the time being. Our Staff are available for phone or video appointments at your request and are also available via email.

We are currently implementing a work from home strategy for our Staff and are confident that as a business we will continue to operate with as little disruption to our clients as possible.

 We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you informed of any changes.

Review of 2019, outlook for 2020


Review of 2019, outlook for 2020

Dr Shane Oliver - Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital provides some insights into 2019 movements and vision for 2020, as attached.

Recession remains unlikely

Shane Oliver's Insight into 9 reasons why a recession remains unlikely in Australia  here.   

Record Low Interest Rates

 The Reserve Bank of Australia took the cash rates to record low in October, bringing mortgage rates to their lowest level in more than half a century. However, the low cash rate also means your money in the bank could be earning less. Find out strategies you could use to increase your return here.  

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