2017 was a great year for well diversified investors – returns were solid (balanced super funds returned around 10%) and volatility was low. So optimism was high going into 2018 but it turned out to be anything but great for investors who saw poor returns (average balanced super funds look to have lost around 1-2%) and volatile markets. As a result, and in contrast to a year ago, there is much trepidation about the year ahead.
The long-term rise in Australian home prices has led to a huge inter-generational transfer of wealth creating winners and losers amongst the generations.
A major trend that infrastructure investors should be aware of are the emerging public transport systems which will free up road and rail systems with a flow on effect to related infrastructure.
Australian equity investors trying to navigate volatile markets should ignore the day-to-day market noise and focus on seven key questions that will help them to understand the opportunities and dangers ahead.
Many investors were rattled by the equity market falls in late 2018, but Dr Shane Oliver says there are a number of reasons to suggest that in 2019 a well-diversified portfolio should deliver reasonable returns.
Three years after it first started raising interest rates in this cycle the Fed has increased rates for the ninth time, raising the Fed Funds rate another 0.25% to a target range of 2.25-2.5%. While this was largely anticipated by markets, the Fed was less ...
With consistent returns and inflation-linked revenues infrastructure investments provide stability in volatile times. Learn more about the impact economic trends are likely to have on infrastructure asset performance and valuations.
This note looks at the main issues around the housing downturn and what it means for the economy and investors.
If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed you may reach for certain foods to make you feel better. This is not a problem, so long as the foods, you’re eating are actually helping you manage your stress and not making the situation worse.
After a downturn in share prices and higher market volatility, many super fund members may think twice about continuing to make voluntary contributions. In contrast, compulsory employer contributions power on – regardless of prevailing market conditions.
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