16
Jan

2019 - a list of lists regarding the macro investment outlook

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.

16
Jan

Best of 2018: Who is the most vulnerable as housing prices head lower?

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.

16
Jan

Best of 2018: How will innovative transportation ideas bring new opportunities?

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.

16
Jan

Best of 2018: The questions you should be asking about Australian equities

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.  

15
Jan

Four reasons the 2019 global economic outlook looks positive

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.

07
Jan

The Fed and market turmoil - the Fed turns a bit dovish but not enough (yet)

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 ...

07
Jan

The impact of global economics on infrastructure trends

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. 

07
Jan

Four reasons to invest in corporate bonds

Australia's interest rates remain stubbornly low which flows through to term deposits and government bonds. Read about the four reasons why investors may want to consider corporate bonds as part of their diversified portfolio

07
Jan

The five big fears that shaped 2018

It was always likely that 2018 would underperform compared to 2017, however five big fears shaped the market more than anyone had imagined

18
Dec

The Australian economy in 2019 - house prices, growth and interest rates - another cycle extension

This note looks at the main issues around the housing downturn and what it means for the economy and investors.

18
Dec

9 foods you should eat the moment you feel stressed

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. 

18
Dec

Keeping up on your super contributions during volatility

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.

18
Dec

Holiday budgeting tips - How to avoid a travel debt hangover

You don’t want to arrive home with a spring in your step and a hole in your wallet. Here are some ways to budget for your holiday

18
Dec

9 money tips for expecting parents

Starting a family is an exciting time but it can also be an expensive one. Check out these nine financial tips to ensure you’re family-ready.

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