After the Bell: daily market update, April 2 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, April 2 02 Apr, 2020 Massive news out of Australia today with childcare subsidies, world-leading testing numbers, and time frames for lockdown confirmed. How are we doing it all and what’s happening in markets today? Diana Mousina, senior economist, weighs in on the last 24 hours. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 …

The Coronavirus pandemic and the economy – a Q&A from an investment perspective | AMP Capital

The Coronavirus pandemic and the economy – a Q&A from an investment perspective Key points Significant government support is essential to enable parts of the economy to successfully hibernate. This will be financed by borrowing and is affordable given Australia’s relatively low public debt and low borrowing rates. Central bank support to keep financial markets functioning properly is also essential and quantitative easing is part of this. We are more likely to see a U-shaped …

After the Bell: daily market update, April 1 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, April 1 01 Apr, 202   Share markets finished higher today and Australia is flattening the curve, but the US is a worrying sight. Senior economist Diana Mousina explains what all the mixed messages mean for markets. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232497) and AMP Capital Funds …

Wellbeing learnings after life in Japan during COVID-19 | AMP Capital

Wellbeing learnings after life in Japan during COVID-19 The COVID-19 human health emergency is pushing us all to live a more quiet, isolated existence. For me, experiencing this reality in Asia during the initial COVID-19 outbreak brought home the importance of some simple, fundamental wellbeing routines. At the moment, countries around the world are coming to grips with the COVID-19 fight we have on our hands. We, and what we read daily, are consumed by …

Federal Government stimulus package: Changes to pension drawdown and deeming rates

Federal Government stimulus package: Changes to pension drawdown and deeming rates The Australian Federal Government has proposed two key measures to help retirees and those receiving income support to manage the financial impact of COVID-19. 1. Lower minimum pension drawdown rates The government has announced a 50% reduction in the minimum income drawdown from account-based pensions and similar products for 2019-20 and 2020-21. This means Australian retirees can reduce income payments from their superannuation-based pensions …

Supporting clients with super choices during the COVID-19 crisis | Money & Life

Supporting clients with super choices during the COVID-19 crisis Policy changes and market volatility are throwing the spotlight on super as the COVID-19 crisis ramps up. Get insights from industry leaders to keep in mind as you talk to clients about options for their super. The COVID-19 pandemic cast a long shadow over the 2020 Retirement Conference held on 31 March in more ways than one. As you’d expect at this time of social distancing, …

Dividends explained

Dividends explained If you are a shareholder of a company, you may receive payments known as dividends. These payments represent your share of the company’s profits and are your reward for investing. Dividends may be a great way to boost your income and are often considered tax effective. Find out exactly how they work and how often you’ll get paid. Why and when companies pay dividends When a publicly listed company makes a profit, its …

Dividend and buyback lockdown could be close for Aussie shares | AMP Capital

Dividend and buyback lockdown could be close for Aussie shares With the Australia economy partially ramping down to reduce the spread of the virus, the working capital squeeze begins for companies and households. Here, we explore what that could mean for dividends. Early signs It’s too early to say with precision, but dividends could be cut by at least a third in the next 12 months, which would lead to a larger cut to aggregate …

After the Bell: daily market update, March 31 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, March 31 31 Mar, 2020 Volatility reigns and the ASX has dropped again, and Australia is coming to terms with a stimulus package never before seen in our history. What does it all mean for the recovery? AMP Capital’s chief economist Shane Oliver talks us through the day in markets and developments in the last 24 hours. Important information While every care has been taken in …

Econosights: US Election – The global policy response to the Coronavirus | AMP Capital

Key points The global fiscal and monetary response to the coronavirus has been mammoth. Global fiscal stimulus is worth over 3% of GDP, interest rates have been slashed to the lower bound, quantitative easing programs have been launched and central banks are providing cheap lending facilities. The latest US stimulus program provides broad support to the economy and injects a fiscal impulse worth 6% of GDP. Fiscal stimulus won’t be enough to keep the economy …