News

On our news page, you will find the latest financial news, valuable insights and new ideas, tips and tricks we've learnt over the years and other helpful educational pieces.

Getaway ideas without breaking the bank

By Alec Berry
The Australia Day long weekend is almost upon us, and whether you’re keeping it local or going to Fyre Festival 2.0 (see Netflix if you don’t know what this is), there are always expensive and less expensive ways to travel...

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MGD welcomes the New Year with new appointment

MEDIA RELEASE
Boutique Brisbane-based financial services firm MGD has welcomed experienced wealth management specialist Graeme Del Favero to its expanding team.

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What do you really want?

By John Barton
I came across some interesting research last week that suggested there is a significant gap between “the goals investors initially think they want and the goals that are truly relevant and important to them.” This gap is caused by goal “blind spots”...

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What Labor’s franking credit overhaul means for you

By Stanley Feng
Last March, the Labor Party announced its highly controversial plan to axe cash refunds for excess franking credits from 1 July 2019, if elected. In this article, we look at how franking credits work and what investors can do.

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2019: Think like a CFO

By Alec Berry
To help you break the cycle and get a handle on your cash flow so you can hit your personal, business and lifestyle goals in the face of a challenging and volatile future investment environment, we have shared four tips that you can implement today.

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Merry Christmas from MGD

We will once again be taking a short break over the festive season. Our office will be closed from 5:00pm Friday 21 December and we will reopen on Thursday 3 January however, we will still be available if required...

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Bitcoin: Twelve months later

By Stephen Furness
Last December, Stephen Furness penned an article exploring cryptocurrencies, more specifically Bitcoin. Now, twelve months later, he reflects on how the digital currency market has fared.

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Undisclosed offshore income and assets? It’s time to get some advice.

By Brett Schmidt
The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is the latest weapon available to global tax authorities in their fight against international tax evasion...

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MGD Portfolio Solutions: Commentary on overnight market falls

By Stephen Furness
We have seen some significant falls overnight in the US (around 3%), and the Australian equity market is down today (around 2%).

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BSB Thought Leadership Breakfast

The 2018 BSB Thought Leadership Breakfast took place last Wednesday at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Moderated by ABC Radio Broadcast and Presenter Steve Austin, the discussion focused on "Leadership: taught, talent or experience?"

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10-years on… the balance of greed and fear

By John Barton
Ten years ago, we saw the bankruptcy of global investment bank, Lehman Brothers. In this article, John Barton reflects on the events that unfolded in 2008 and what investors can take away from it.

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2018 Investor Forum

By Stephen Furness
Recently, we hosted our 2018 Investor Forum. The event took place at The Grove in the CBD with a great line up of speakers. Read on for more information, photos and a summary video from the event.

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A super time of year

By John Barton
With many SMSFs busy finalising their accounts for 2017-18, now is an ideal time of year for trustees to review their fund's portfolio and investment strategies in line with legal requirements and make the changes required to ensure their fund is compliant and on the right track for the coming year.

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MGD announces leadership appointment

Boutique Brisbane-based financial services firm MGD has announced the appointment of Senior Client Adviser, Stanley Feng, to the partnership of the firm, effective immediately.

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ATO car claims crackdown

By Ling Dias
As 30 June approaches, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is making it clear that they will be keeping a close eye on work-related car expenses as part of a broader focus on work-related expenses. This article serves as a reminder to taxpayers about what they can and cannot claim for when tax time comes to ensure no penalties are applied for failing to take reasonable care.

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Rotary Art Spectacular Opening Night

The Rotary Art Spectacular, Queensland's largest and most prestigious annual art exhibition, took place last month at Central Plaza One showcasing some of Australia's most exquisite art pieces. Once again, MGD was proud sponsor of the opening night.

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Property Industry Foundation’s 5th annual Charity Sailing Cup

On Friday 18 May, MGD Mad Jack was one of 40 yachts that partook in Property Industry Foundation Brisbane’s 5th annual Charity Sailing Cup at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. The event was a huge success, raising $60,000 net for at-risk and homeless young people.

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