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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy grew above trend in 2018, although it slowed in the second half of the year. Unemployment rates in most advanced economies are low. The outlook for global growth remains reasonable, although downside risks have increased....
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Many investors have been rattled by falls in share markets and are fretting about what the new year may hold. But there are a number of reasons to suggest that after a weak 2018, 2019 will be better, and that a well-diversified portfolio should deliver reasonable returns. 1. This is a “mid-cycle” correction Firstly, while...
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Investor uncertainty and market volatility appear to be increasing as the economy continues to strengthen, leading to higher bond yields and eventual interest rate rises. Australian equity investors trying to navigate the choppy waters that lie ahead should ignore the day-to-day ‘noise’ of the markets and instead focus on seven key questions. The answers to...
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https://vimeo.com/291021827 The long-term rise in Australian home prices has led to a huge inter-generational transfer of wealth from the young to the old. A material reversal in property values will go some way to unwinding this, creating winners and losers amongst the generations. Australia has long had a love affair with home ownership, which is...
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https://vimeo.com/282266316 At AMP’s recent Amplify event, Mark Moore, Uber’s engineering director of aviation and Nick Earle from Hyperloop One, spoke about how innovation is likely to change the face of public transport. Emerging public transport systems are poised to free up road and rail systems, leading to less congestion and better use of infrastructure. As...
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After solid returns and relatively low volatility in 2017, many investors entered 2018 fairly optimistic, however we expected returns would be more constrained and more volatile than they were last year. Looking at the big picture, global growth was good, we saw relatively low inflation globally and the Australian economy grew at a reasonable rate....
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While interest rates in the US are rising, Australia’s interest rates remain stubbornly low. That flows through to subdued returns from term deposits and government bonds, and many investors continue to be faced with the question of where to invest for income in a low yield environment. Corporate bonds – debt securities issued by companies...
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The impact of global economic trends on the demand for new infrastructure assets and the growth of existing ones cannot be underestimated. On this front, the World Bank 2018 Global Economic Prospects – which provides economic forecasts out to 2020 and insights on the prospects of both developed and emerging economies – provides both good...
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"How well aligned are ESG managers and ESG investors?" The ongoing growth in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing has been driven by investors who may share certain common characteristics, but who have different concerns and commitment levels towards ethical investing. This growth has unsurprisingly been accompanied by a proliferation of ESG product offerings from...
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In a time of market uncertainty with concerns around rising US interest rates and overvalued equities it can be difficult to find investment opportunities and it’s of little surprise that investors are asking where they should allocate their funds. But the good news is that recent developments have highlighted and reinforced a number of investment...
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