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36 things in the budget you need to know about, according to CommSec’s economist

- May 11, 2021 2 MIN READ

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg unveiled the full picture of the Morrison government’s 2021 budget tonight, following a series of headline announcements over recent weeks. Among the key details of a Coalition government that previously sought to hammer the Labor opposition over its deficit budgets during the GFC a decade earlier was the fact that the budget… Read more »

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CommSec: Victoria has the economic edge on NSW – and Tasmania is booming

- July 29, 2019 3 MIN READ

Hobart, Tasmania, where the economy is booming. Source: AdobeStock Victoria has the nation’s best performing economy, with NSW slipping from equal top spot in CommSec’s latest quarterly State of the States report. For the first time in three surveys, Victoria is number one, a position previously shared with its northern rival, while Tasmania, boosted by… Read more »

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CommSec now has a smartphone app for small investors to trade on the sharemarket

- July 26, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Here’s an astonishing number about Australia’s $2 trillion sharemarket: just 4% of people trade online annually, despite the fact that it’s 22 years since the CBA launched CommSec, now the country’s largest online stockbroking firm. So the Commonwealth’s broking arm has taken matters into its own hands try make online trading easier and also… Read more »