Category Archive for "Economic News"

Market update – November 2020

Nov 16 2020

The table below provides details of the movement in average investment returns from various asset classes for the period up to 31…

RBA cuts rates to just 0.1% and ramps up quantitative easing – but will it work

Nov 06 2020

Dr Shane Oliver – Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital Key points – The RBA has cut the cash…

Five reasons why this downturn and subsequent recovery are different

Oct 30 2020

– and where are we now in the Australian recovery? Dr Shane Oliver – Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP…

Recession – is it different this time?

Sep 18 2020

So we’re currently going through our first recession for 30 years as the fallout of Covid-19 restrictions hit our economy. Anyone under…

Three reasons why the coronavirus crisis might fix Australia’s housing affordability crisis

Aug 13 2020

Dr Shane Oliver – Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, AMP Capital Key points – For more than a decade now…

Why saving money isn’t enough

Aug 11 2020

As a financial adviser I’ve often encountered suggestions that the difference between being financially successful and not is your ability to save.…

Deferring Loan Repayments during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Mar 30 2020

It’s been a busy couple of weeks taking calls from clients wanting to discuss their options for deferring their home loan repayments…

Review of 2016, Outlook for 2017

Dec 12 2016

2017 looking better despite the political noise – 2016 started badly for investors with worries about global growth and deflation. But global…

Federal Budget Analysis 2016-2017

May 04 2016

First it was the debt and deficit budget, last year we were encouraged to ‘have a go’; Budget 2016 is all about…

Review of 2015, outlook for 2016

Dec 14 2015

Key points 2015 has been a messy year for investors as worries about China, emerging countries and the Fed caused volatility and…