3 golden rules that make saving for retirement easier

3 golden rules that make saving for retirement easier If you’ve thought about how much money you need to save so you can retire comfortably, it might feel a little daunting. Maybe so much so, you’d rather not think about it at all. But, according to AMP Technical Strategy Manager John Perri, there are three simple rules anyone can follow that make saving for retirement a lot easier. Follow the sleep test All investments come …

Market Update 25 September 2020 | AMP Capital

Market Update 25 September 2020 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets fell again over the last week on concerns about rising coronavirus cases, tightening social distancing restrictions in Europe and the lack of progress towards additional fiscal stimulus in the US. Despite a rally late in the week, US shares fell 0.6%, eurozone shares lost 4.2%, Japanese shares fell 0.7% and Chinese shares fell 3.5%. Australian shares however managed a …

Australia’s “eye popping” budget deficit and public debt blow out – can it be paid off? Does it matter? | AMP Capital

Australia’s “eye popping” budget deficit and public debt blow out – can it be paid off? Does it matter?   Key points The Australian Federal budget next month will likely see a further blow out in the budget deficit due to the ongoing hit to tax revenue & more stimulus. We expect an “eye popping” 2020-21 deficit of around $230bn. Stepped up economic reforms will help grow the economy but are unlikely to drive a …

Market outlook Q&A – disconnect to real economy, growth v value, vaccines, property, gold, inflation and other issues | AMP Capital

Market outlook Q&A – disconnect to real economy, growth v value, vaccines, property, gold, inflation and other issues Key points Share markets often lead economic recoveries. Share markets are likely to see a rotation in favour of cyclical stocks relative to growth stocks and this would favour non-US and Australian shares over US shares. Markets have only partially priced in a vaccine. More downside is likely in the $US and this could see the $A …

Econosights: The economics of COVID-19 lockdowns | AMP Capital

Econosights: The economics of COVID-19 lockdowns   Key points Rising COVID-19 cases around the world is leading to questions about the need for another round of government lockdowns to stop the spread of the virus. Lockdowns lead to closed businesses, lower household spending and higher unemployment. But a lot of these outcomes would still occur without a lockdown as households self-regulate their behaviour. Sweden is evidence of this. It has pursued a herd immunity strategy, …

After the Bell: daily market update, July 13 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, July 13 13 Jul, 2020 The ASX was up today, but concerns remain about recent growth in COVID-19 numbers in Australia. Our chief economist, Shane Oliver, unpicks the day and week that was. 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 Management Limited (ABN 15 …

Market Update 03 July 2020 | AMP Capital

Market Update 03 July 2020 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Despite ongoing concerns about coronavirus most major share markets saw solid gains over the last week helped by good economic data, positive vaccine news and policy stimulus. Japanese shares fell but US shares rose 4% in a holiday shortened week, Eurozone shares rose and Chinese shares surged above their pre-coronavirus highs. The strong global lead also helped the Australian share market overcome …

Market Update 26 June 2020 | AMP Capital

Market Update 26 June 2020 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Most major share markets fell over the last week as concerns about “second waves” of coronavirus cases, uncertainty about the growth outlook and geopolitical risks continue to rattle investors. The weak global lead and concerns about rising cases in Victoria also contributed to a fall in Australian shares with sharp falls in energy, industrial, IT and property shares. Bond yields were little …

How worried should investors be about a “second wave” of Coronavirus cases? | AMP Capital

How worried should investors be about a “second wave” of Coronavirus cases? Key points A serious second wave of coronavirus cases in major developed countries is the biggest risk facing equity markets, and one investors will need to watch closely. However, provided any second wave is relatively mild in terms of pressure on health systems and deaths, its unlikely to cause the economic and investment market havoc seen a few months ago. As such, our …

Market Update 12 June 2020 | AMP Capital

Market Update 12 June 2020 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets fell sharply over the last week on concerns about a second wave of cases in many US states and the pace of economic recovery after cautious Fed comments. This came after a huge rally since the March lows – with US shares rising 44% and Australian shares rising 35% – left shares overbought and due for a pause or pullback. …