Econosights: Four reasons to expect a softer US economy in 2022 | AMP Capital

Econosights: Four reasons to expect a softer US economy in 2022 Key points The US economy is facing numerous headwinds in 2022 which will slow US economic growth. Inflation is too high, interest rates are going to rise, the value of the Fed’s balance sheet will fall and fiscal “thrust” has turned negative. These factors are also leading to a peak in earnings growth. We expect lower equity returns in the US market in 2022 …

Review of 2021, outlook for 2022 – recovery to continue as we hopefully learn to live with covid | AMP Capital

Review of 2021, outlook for 2022 – recovery to continue as we hopefully learn to live with covid Key Points 2021 was again dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, along with concern about higher inflation and monetary tightening but shares, unlisted assets and balanced growth super funds saw strong returns. Continuing solid economic growth, rising profits and still easy monetary conditions should result in good overall investment returns in 2022, but they are likely to be …

COVID-19 real estate trends: The fire break or the accelerant? | AMP Capital

COVID-19 real estate trends: The fire break or the accelerant? As the world tried to make sense of the COVID-19 crisis through the first half of 2020, one of the most striking themes was the way in which the pandemic had accelerated a number of trends across commerce and society. Two of these – e-commerce and flexible working – were particularly significant for the property sector, in their effect and long-term implications for retail, industrial …

APR 21 – Federal Budget & global markets update | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS APR 21 – Federal Budget & global markets update   After a historical Federal Budget spending spree in 2020, what impact will the 2021 Budget have on the recovery? In this webinar Shane Oliver, Chief Economist & Head of Investment Strategy will give an update on the 2021 Budget:   12 May, 2021 By Dr Shane Oliver Head of Investment Strategy and Economics and Chief Economist, AMP Capital Sydney, Australia Important information While every …

Getting your super back on track | Money & Life

Getting your super back on track If you experienced financial hardship in 2020, you may have decided to withdraw from your superannuation balance to tide you over. Find out what you can be doing to top up your super and keep your retirement savings on track. In 2020, the Federal Government announced a number of different types of support for Australians in financial difficulty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For people who lost their jobs …

Is your Christmas debt still hanging around? How to clear a debt hangover | Money & Life

  Is your Christmas debt still hanging around? How to clear a debt hangover After an incredibly difficult 2020, many of us used the Christmas period as an opportunity to splash out and make up for what we missed out on during the year. But if the urge to say good riddance to 2020 put your finances on shaky ground, here’s how to reset for the year ahead. After being separated from family and friends …

How to protect your finances from cybercrime

  How to protect your finances from cybercrime Cybercrime rose sharply in 2020, as more people worked, shopped and socialised online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone can be a target, so it’s essential to be proactive when it comes to protecting your finances and identity online. Our digital tools and technology were a welcome relief last year, allowing us to stay connected through successive lockdowns and social distancing measures. But with the sudden and …

2021 – A list of lists regarding the macro investment outlook

2021 – A list of lists regarding the macro investment outlook Key points 2020 turned out far better for investors than was feared. 2021 is expected to provide solid returns & see a further rotation from pandemic winners to cyclical investments. Watch: coronavirus and vaccines; US politics; China tensions; inflation; & the hit to immigration in Australia. Introduction 2020 turned out far better for diversified investors than had been feared when the pandemic hit triggering …

Review of 2020, outlook for 2021 – from pandemic to recovery

Review of 2020, outlook for 2021 – from pandemic to recovery   Key points 2020 was dominated by the coronavirus pandemic but shares saw okay returns on the back of policy stimulus and vaccine optimism – resulting in constrained but positive returns for balanced growth super funds. For 2021, the combination of massive policy stimulus and the prospect of vaccines allowing a return to something more normal by end 2021/early 2022 should see a decent …

How to 2020-proof your finances

How to 2020-proof your finances Being in control of your finances makes you feel good, but the twists and turns of 2020 have meant this isn’t always possible. We look at some of the year’s top challenges for personal finance and how to manage them as we move into 2021. Mental, physical and financial wellbeing are interconnected – and in 2020, we’re feeling it more than ever. Research conducted by AMP has found that severe …