Are your hobbies ruling your wallet?
Whether you love climbing mountains, playing golf or collecting rare artefacts, some hobbies can get very pricy very quickly.
The US presidential election – Implications for investors
Donald Trump as the Republican candidate for president makes the outcome of the 8 November US presidential election of greater significance than normal. Many would see Trump’s divisive and demeaning comments about certain groups of people, short fuse and erratic nature as rendering him as unqualified to be US president.
Government pulls back on proposed changes to super
The government has announced changes to three key 2016 Federal Budget proposals - the most significant being that it would not go forward with its proposal to introduce a $500,000 lifetime cap on non-concessional (after-tax) super contributions.
How disruption brings investment risk and opportunity
Businesses that have succeeded for decades will become unseated by innovative start-ups and tech companies if they don’t adapt to rapid change. At AMP Capital, we looked at the potential impact driverless cars will have on insurers and the economy.
Shares hit another rough patch – five things investors should consider doing
After a period of relative calm share markets have seen a return to volatility lately. This has gone hand in hand with a back-up in bond yields. This note looks at the main drivers and how long this period of weakness may last.
How do I care for children and ageing parents?
As Australia’s population continues to age, more people are joining what’s been coined the ‘sandwich generation’—a group wedged between the needs of their kids and their older parents.
Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision – September 2016
At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.
Spring property market – where we’ve been and what lies ahead
Last financial year, the property market was a hot topic, especially in cities like Sydney and Melbourne where we experienced what some called a housing bubble.