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About Dorian Traill

Dorian Traill is the current Director of Grand Capital Finance Group and Fountain Property Group. He specialize in home loans for people as well as helping them build wealth through quality investment properties that ultimately lead to long term financial freedom.

AU Dollar Drops to 4 ½ Year Low

The Australia dollar dropped below US83¢ for the first time in 4 ½ years, dipping by as much as US82.90¢ as the US economy mounts pressure on the local currency.

US job data showed that in the past month, 321,000 jobs were created, way above the forecast of 230,000. This has been the biggest monthly total […]

By |December 9th, 2014|Finance|Comments Off on AU Dollar Drops to 4 ½ Year Low

Next to Comfort, Coffee Keeps Your Workers Happy

A recent study by Nespresso with Comres of 2,500 workers from various sectors showed that small perks in the office can improve retention and morale.

The survey showed that coffee, next to ergonomic office equipment ranks as the 2nd most important among small perks in the workplace. 36% of respondents said that they are most likely […]

By |December 5th, 2014|Perks, Workplace|Comments Off on Next to Comfort, Coffee Keeps Your Workers Happy

ASIC in Hot Seat for Blocking 250,000 Websites

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission will face the senate for their actions in 2013 when they blocked 250,000 websites under investigation for fraudulent investment activities.

The Senate Communications Committee will conduct a public hearing tomorrow to question ASIC’s actions to block websites – even that of the Melbourne Free University. The ASIC has released a […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Investment, Technology|Comments Off on ASIC in Hot Seat for Blocking 250,000 Websites

Is the PM Guilty of Buying Facebook “Likes”?

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s sudden surge of Facebook likes from 18 – 34 year olds from New Delhi, India has raised speculations that he purchased Facebook likes to increase engagement to his social media account.

The PM has denied these allegations, saying that the recent visit of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modihas attracted the said audience. […]

By |November 27th, 2014|Online Presence, Technology|Comments Off on Is the PM Guilty of Buying Facebook “Likes”?

The Unhealthy Way to Healthy Sales Numbers

Australians spend around $85 billion in supermarket groceries annually, with meat, fruits and vegetables accounting for $28 billion. Surprisingly, tobacco and junk food are quickly catching up, with $17 billion in combined sales.

In the 12 months to June alone, cigarette sales have ballooned to $8.5 billion, a 16% increase from the last year, become the […]

By |November 25th, 2014|Finance, Sales|Comments Off on The Unhealthy Way to Healthy Sales Numbers

Are Rate Cuts Still Possible?

Chief Officer for Investments of Saxo Bank Steen Jakobsen has been long forecasting further rate cuts as majority of economists predict a rate hike for next year. With falling commodity prices and rising unemployment, how low can we really go?

Rate cuts are most likely to happen to support the economy, according to Jakobsen, with predictions […]

By |November 17th, 2014|Finance, Interest Rates|Comments Off on Are Rate Cuts Still Possible?

Smart Machines to Dominate by 2020: Gartner

Smart interconnected devices are expected to dominate the world – from regular appliances to cars by 2020, according to research group Gartner.

The auto industry is expected to grow the fastest, with predictions of over 3.5 billion vehicles to be connected to the internet in the next decade, as majority of tasks are automated, especially with […]

By |November 13th, 2014|Smart Machines, Technology|Comments Off on Smart Machines to Dominate by 2020: Gartner

Are Property Prices in Australia Rising Too Fast?

Real Estate firm CBRE has recently given us a bird’s eye view of the global property market, showing us the property prices for major cities in the last 30 years. According to the research, UK prices have increased the most at a staggering 231.9%. The second fastest? Australia at 221.4%.

Sydney was ranked the 4th most […]

By |November 11th, 2014|House Pricing, Property Investment|Comments Off on Are Property Prices in Australia Rising Too Fast?

Are Banks Prepared for a Mortgage Crash?

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority recently conducted a mortgage stress test on 13 Australian banks to determine the industry’s preparedness in case of a crash – and banks are not as prepared as they think.

The mortgage stress test included drastic market situations, such as a recession and a sudden rise in the official cash rate. […]

By |November 10th, 2014|Finance, Mortgage|Comments Off on Are Banks Prepared for a Mortgage Crash?

Are First Home Buyers Conceding Home Ownership By Renting?

Median house prices have reached a record high for all capital cities, increasing to $681,640 for the month of October making houses out of reach for First Home buyers. In a recent study by PRDnationwide, the average First home buyer in Melbourne can only afford spending around $400,000, way below than the current house median […]

By |November 6th, 2014|Home Ownership, Property Investment|Comments Off on Are First Home Buyers Conceding Home Ownership By Renting?