January 2019
Top 5 tips to achieve your money goals in 2019

Make a plan for your money What are your money goals for this year? To give yourself the best chance at achieving them, your goals need to be SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. Setting timely goals means giving yourself a timeframe to achieve them. With a SMART goal in mind, you now need to set up a plan for how you'll achieve it. For

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Jan
2019
5 life insurance questions you’ve always wanted to ask

What impact do factors like your weight, age and smoking status have on your ability to buy life insurance? ‘Sneaky smokers’ can breathe a sigh of relief – just because you’ve got an unhealthy habit or two, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t get insurance. This list reveals the answers to those awkward questions you might have – but are afraid to ask – about

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Jan
2019
Four reasons the 2019 global economic outlook looks positive

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 some investors fear a recession and full-blown bear market, when

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Jan
2019
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

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Jan
2019
Best of 2018: How will innovative transportation ideas bring new opportunities?

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 an example, Uber’s vision for the future of commuting involves a

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Jan
2019
Best of 2018: Who is the most vulnerable as housing prices head lower?

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 illustrated by the strong growth in residential prices over the

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Jan
2019
Best of 2018: The questions you should be asking about Australian equities

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 these will help investors better understand the approaching dangers and

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Jan
2019
6 things to avoid as a newbie investor

Whatever your age, if you’re thinking of dabbling in investments like shares, managed funds or cryptocurrencies, here are a few things to steer clear of. You might be looking to invest your money in something (whether it be shares, manage funds or cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin) for a variety of reasons. You may have money in savings and property, and want to diversify, or you

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Jan
2019
December 2018
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 dovish than expected and so shares sold off in response. That said it does appear that the Fed has got

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Dec
2018
The impact of global economics on infrastructure trends

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 and bad news. The good news is that the global economy may at last be

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