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SMATS_Exclusive Invitation – 15th Annual Market Update: Welcome to the New World!

10-27-21 @ 5:00 am - 6:30 pm

COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on the world.

Whilst stock markets have experienced a short correction followed by a push to all-time highs, Governments have plunged into debt by introducing stimulus packages to support and rebuild their economies. Our biggest challenge ahead is national debt recovery and how we go about our new “COVID Normal” lives.

As global vaccination rates increase, borders are re-opening and travel is returning. Australia has been one of the safest places on earth during the pandemic, however the recent Delta outbreak in Sydney and Melbourne have demonstrated how quickly freedom of movement can be revoked. How Australia reacts and accepts our new existence will have an important impact on how our economies and livelihood will rebound.

Globally, property has shown great resilience as people rediscovered the importance of a comfortable abode in times of lockdowns and movement restrictions. The Australian property market has performed exceptionally well, with all capital cities experiencing double digit growth, fuelled by high demand, short supply, record low interest rates and a resurgence in owner-occupier levels. Is this a bubble or natural adjustment and does it have sustainability?

2022 shapes up to be the year of re-emergence as world economies open-up and they rebuild their tourism and aviation sectors that were ravaged by COVID-19. No doubt there will be more hurdles and casualties as we move forward, but the vaccines have provided genuine hope needed to build a new world together.

Register for free early access to our webinar, as we discuss:

  • Global financial markets, issues & influence on our daily lives;
  • Australian property markets, driving factors and has it peaked?
  • International markets review & forecast;
  • Australian Dollar review & prediction;
  • Interest rates and how long will low rates remain?
  • Australian property market prospects for 2021/2022.




Steve Douglas is the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Australasian Taxation Services (1995) and Chairman of SMATS Group and an avid property investor and developer himself. He is also a Chartered Tax Advisor, Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia and a Registered Tax Agent. SMATS Group attends to the needs of over 10,000 property investors and ATS, it’s tax division, has grown to become one of the Top 100 Accounting Firms in Australia (AFR 2019, 2020).  

Steve has a passion for education and knowledge sharing and is a regular presenter on taxation and property market matters affecting Australian property investors, expatriates and retirement tax planning.

In 2009, Steve was recognised as one of the leading 50 Australians in Asia by Advance and invited to participate in the Advance Asia 50 Summit and in 2010 was awarded the Singapore Austcham Entrepreneur Award and in 2017 Steve was The Finders “Expatreneur Awardee 2017”.

Steve wrote the book “The Aussie Expat – The Luckiest Person on Earth” and has been active in submissions to the Australian Government on tax issues affecting property investors and expatriates.

SMATS Group is a full-service company with unique experience and qualifications in taxation, lending, property & financial advisory, that provides clients with a comprehensive understanding to optimise their personal outcomes.

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