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Over the weekend in Australia, the federal government announced a second fiscal stimulus package to offset the hit to growth from COVID-19. Below are some of the main take-aways: An additional $46bn worth of direct government spending for individuals and businesses impacted the coronavirus. Along with the first round of stimulus announced recently ($17.6bn to...
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At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 0.50 per cent. The Board took this decision to support the economy as it responds to the global coronavirus outbreak. The coronavirus has clouded the near-term outlook for the global economy and means that global growth in the...
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Lessons from 2019 Economic growth is slowing, but still growing Following the Australian federal election in 2019, those of us who were optimistic about the outlook for Australian GDP growth were surprised at the extent to which the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut interest rates. However, these cuts were also in the context of...
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At home and abroad, major events have rattled global markets in the first quarter and are set to have an ongoing impact. However, it’s not all bad news, and as always - it’s a good idea to turn down the noise. The United States and Europe You might not know it from the headlines, but...
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Epidemics can rattle markets, and as fund managers we need to know what is worth reacting to and what is a product of the 24-hour news cycle. Here, we share some learnings for advisers and investors facing information overload. In the age of information, it can be easy for investors and advisers alike to be...
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At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent. The outlook for the global economy remains reasonable. There have been signs that the slowdown in global growth that started in 2018 is coming to an end. Global growth is expected to be a little stronger this year...
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https://vimeo.com/377480434 Determining the best option for income investment can be a challenging task, and retirees in particular have a specific set of needs that set them apart from other investors. A decade ago, generating an income in excess of six per cent was very achievable, and could be diversified across a number of relatively low-risk...
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https://vimeo.com/371515683 The market backdrop Investors are resetting expectations for returns amidst continuing pressures in the economic environment as the world continues to experience global political uncertainty, sluggish economic growth and trade tensions between economic powerhouses. Interest rates are now expected to remain lower for longer than first anticipated. In this context, investors are turning to...
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https://vimeo.com/377459230 To the relief of homeowners, the Australian market has performed exceptionally in the second half of 2019. This much-anticipated change in direction for the housing industry has set the tone for the year ahead. The road so far In May the Coalition government unexpectedly won the federal election, which removed some of the risks...
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Movements on the global and domestic stage in 2019 have driven home some tried-and-tested lessons in investing, markets, and keeping your cool. Each year, we see new leaders, new policies, and new conflicts which impact markets. At the ground level, it can be tempting to get caught up – or overwhelmed – by the micro....
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