Market Update 29 October | AMP Capital

Market Update 29 October   Investment markets & key developments Share markets were mixed over the past week – up in the US and Europe on strong US earnings results, but down in Japan, China and Australia. The Australian share market was hit by interest rate fears after a stronger than expected underlying inflation result and signs the RBA may be becoming more hawkish. Bond yields fell in the US and Europe but rose in Australia with …

Econosights: Should we be worried about an inflation breakout? | AMP Capital

Econosights: Should we be worried about an inflation breakout? Key points Current inflation concerns reflect a rise in consumer goods prices and a spike in energy costs. Most of the factors driving higher inflation reflect COVID related disruptions and should be temporary. But the inflation data is still likely to remain elevated over coming months. While a few central banks are starting to remove some monetary policy accommodation in response to inflation concerns, we don’t …

Property Outlook 2021 with Shane Oliver | Q&

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Rising bond yields and the end of the super cycle bull market in bonds | AMP Capital

Rising bond yields and the end of the super cycle bull market in bonds Key Points It’s normal for bond yields to rise in economic recoveries but it’s looking increasingly likely that the nearly 40-year super cycle decline in bond yields is over. This will remove a key tailwind for investment returns over the decade ahead but as we have seen this year bond yields are unlikely to go up in a straight line. Introduction …

Market Update 22 October | AMP Capital

Market Update 22 October Investment markets & key developments US shares made it to a new high in the past week helped by strong earnings results and good economic data, and Chinese shares rose but European and Japanese shares pulled back slightly. The positive US lead also saw Australian shares rise helped by reopening optimism led by gains from property, IT, retail and financial shares. Bond yields resumed their upswing with 10-year bond yields in the …

Science and medicine appear to be getting the upper hand of coronavirus – implications for investors | AMP Capital

Science and medicine appear to be getting the upper hand of coronavirus – implications for investors Key Points There are increasing signs that science and medicine are getting the upper hand against coronavirus: new global cases are in decline; vaccines are working; half the global population and 73% of Australians have had at least one vaccine dose; and there are more treatments for coronavirus. Key to watch will be whether hospitalisations in response to any …

Market Update 15 October | AMP Capital

Market Update 15 October   Investment markets & key developments Global share markets mostly rose over the last week helped by a good start to the US earnings reporting season, solid economic data and US inflation data not being as bad as feared. The positive global lead also saw Australian shares rise led by materials, IT, health and property stocks. Bond yields pulled back a bit after their recent rise but oil, metal and iron prices rose …

The worry list for shares – how worrying are they? | AMP Capital

The worry list for shares – how worrying are they? Key Points It’s still too early to say that the pull back in share markets is over. Some of the worries around US fiscal policy and politics, China, global supply constraints and central banks likely have further to run and could see the correction go further. Historically the main driver of whether we see a correction or a mild bear market, as opposed to a …

Market Update 8 October | AMP Capital

Market Update 8 October   Investment markets & key developments Global shares mostly rose over the last week as the US debt ceiling was pushed out to December and there was some easing in concerns regarding the European energy crunch. The positive global lead saw Australian shares rebound led by energy, utility, financial and material shares. Consistent with a bit of “risk on” along with still rising inflation concerns bond yields continued to rise as did oil, …

Superannuation and divorce | Money & Life

Superannuation and divorce Whatever the age, separation and divorce can be a stressful and painful experience. According to the Australian Institute of Family Studies[1], the divorce rate has been trending down in the 2000s. However, the proportion of couples divorcing who had been married for 20 years and longer has been increasing, with one age group 55-59 doubling over the last two decades. This rising trend is referred to as “grey divorce” or “silver splitters”, …