Australia’s new Government – what does it mean for investors? | AMP Capital

Australia’s new Government – what does it mean for investors? Key points The absence of significant macro policy differences between the new Labor Government and the Coalition suggests minimal impact on the share market & the $A. There could be some short-term uncertainty if Labor has to rely on minority parties or independents, but its looking like Labor will be able to govern in its own right. The key economic challenges for the new Government …

The escalation in Ukraine tensions – implications for investors | AMP Capital

The escalation in Ukraine tensions – implications for investors   Key Points Ukraine tensions have escalated with Russia ordering troops into Ukraine regions already occupied by Russian separatists. Share markets are at high risk of more downside on fear of further escalation and uncertainty about sanctions/gas supply to Europe. The history of crisis events shows a short term hit to markets followed by a rebound over 3 to 12 months. Given the difficulty in timing …

Econosights: Impacts to Australia from Chinese trade restrictions | AMP Capital

Econosights: Impacts to Australia from Chinese trade restrictions   Key points The total value of Australian exports to China impacted by trade disputes (which started in 2019) is $23bn (4.5% of total exports or 1% of GDP). The impact to the Australian economy from Chinese trade bans has been mild because the value of affected exports is low and as most sectors have been able to find alternative export markets. Coal, beef, copper ore, cotton, …

What style of investor are you?

What style of investor are you? Conservative, risk taker or somewhere in between? Understanding what style of investor you are may help you to reach your financial goals. By now, you’ve probably developed a pretty good sense of your personal style. If blue chinos and polos are your thing, then it’s unlikely you’ll want a pair of hot orange flares. And if those flares take your fancy, then you’re probably unlikely to choose a white …

Sharing financial wisdom between the generations

Sharing financial wisdom between the generations Money know-how can come from anyone, young or old. When it comes to financial wisdom, author and speaker Kylie Travers and actor and singer Charmaine Bingwa have taken their lead from the previous generation. Save and save some more There’s no getting around it, getting on top of your finances means saving and saving means having discipline. Both Kylie and Charmaine learnt from their parents – and grandparents in …

Do You Know the Difference between Needs and Wants?

Do You Know the Difference between Needs and Wants? What’s one reason why people aren’t able to save money? They don’t know the difference between their needs and wants, resulting in too many unwanted things spilling out of your cupboards, closets, and drawers. In order to prevent their desires from controlling their thoughts, they need to differentiate between what they need and what they can do without. Here’s how to start: 1.     Make a List …