Property Outlook 2021 with Shane Oliver | Q&AMP

Property Outlook 2021 with Shane Oliver | Q&AMP Hear from Shane Oliver and Jess Arambulo on the Australian property outlook. What’s the market forecast? Information for first home buyers and downsizers. Original Author: Produced by AMP and published on 20/10/2021 Source You may also like Shane Oliver joins Simplifying Super podcast to share his top five investment mantras Shane Oliver joins Simplifying Super podcast to share his top five investment mantrasAMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy …

Market Update 26 November | AMP Capital

Market Update 26 November Investment markets & key developments Global share markets mostly fell over the past week as inflation, interest rate and coronavirus concerns – with rising cases in Europe and a new variant in South Africa – rattled investors with travel stocks being hard hit. US shares were up slightly prior to Thanksgiving, but other major markets fell. This included the Australian share market which saw sharp falls in IT, financial, retail and telco …

Econosights: How will households respond to higher interest rates? | AMP Capital

Econosights: How will households respond to higher interest rates?   Key points We think that the Reserve Bank of Australia will start to tighten interest rates at the end of 2022 (the RBA themselves think a rate hike will come in 2024 or possibly 2023). The last time the central bank hiked the cash rate was more than a decade ago. Falling interest rates over the past 20 years has led to a large decline …

Market Update 19 November | AMP Capital

Market Update 19 November   Investment markets & key developments Global share markets mostly rose over the last week helped by strong US economic data. US, European and Japanese shares rose but Chinese shares fell. Australian shares also fell with sharp falls in financials on the back of bank margin concerns and in resources stocks reflecting lower oil and iron ore prices. Bond yields were mixed – up slightly in the US and Australia but down …

Christmas gifts that won’t blow your budget | Money & Life

Christmas gifts that won’t blow your budget Christmas is a wonderful time of year in Australia, filled with summer foods, decorations and of course, gift giving. This year will feel even sweeter for many, as friends and family reunite for the first time in months, if not years. Here are a few ideas to help you stretch your Christmas gift budget further, so you can enjoy more family time, without the financial hangover. For many …

Market Update 12 November | AMP Capital

Market Update 12 November Investment markets & key developments Share markets were hit again over the past week as more high inflation readings added to concernsabout monetary tightening. This left US and European shares down for the week and Japanese shares little changed. Chinese shares bucked the trend and rose. While falls in US shares weighed on the Australian share market mid-week a strong rise on Friday left it little changed for the week with strong …

Compound interest is like magic – and it’s an investor’s best friend | AMP Capital

Compound interest is like magic – and it’s an investor’s best friend Key Points Compound interest is an investor’s best friend. The higher the return, the greater the investment contribution and the longer the period the more it works. To make the most of it, ensure an adequate exposure to growth assets, contribute early and often to your investment portfolio and find a way to avoid being thrown off by the investment cycle. Introduction If …

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12 things I’ve learned from renovating AMP’s Sandy Maxwell tries to create his dream home Thinking of renovating? You’re not alone. Sometimes it can feel as though the whole country is busy demolishing, sawing, painting, tiling, bricklaying… While new builds attract the bulk of our dollar spend, renovations are increasingly popular, perhaps reflecting a desire to fortify our castle defences from all the COVID craziness out there. In the March 2021 quarter, Australians spent $16.2bn …

Market Update 5 November | AMP Capital

Market Update 5 November Investment markets and key developments over the past week In the past few weeks, financial markets have been pricing in aggressive rate hikes from the major central banks over the next year because inflation data has been surprising on the upside. However, this week numerous central banks banded together and pushed back against market pricing which led to a fall in government bond yields, particularly at the front end of the …

Oliver’s Insights – US political protests, inflation and rising bond yields

US political protests, inflation and rising bond yields Key points US protests are only an issue for investment markets if they significantly impact economic activity. Global and Australian recovery will boost bond yields and there is good reason to believe that (after yet another false ending) the now nearly 40-year super cycle decline in bond yields may be at or close to over. But the end of the bond bull market is likely to be …