4 reasons the share market could hold up against COVID-19

4 reasons the share market could hold up against COVID-19 There are very good reasons for the faith that investors are placing in equities markets. News around the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been promising. New cases have shown early signs of stabilising, but it’s too soon to say we’ll see a dip in new cases. The world’s largest economy also remains under siege as the virus begins to take hold across many parts of the US. …

Markets craving guidance ahead of August reporting woes | AMP Capital

Markets craving guidance ahead of August reporting woes For many big corporates, the upcoming earnings season will be the first proper chance for the market to assess the damage of the COVID-19 pandemic. How will markets respond and what could investors do to insulate themselves from the fallout? With the Robin Hood rally running out of steam, swap a sword for a shield For Australian equities, the beginning of the new financial year is likely …

Ways to invest your money

Ways to invest your money If you’re interested in seeing what your options are outside of investment property and super this article explores some of the different investment options available. Cash investments If you put your money into cash investments (including savings accounts and term deposits), the returns will often be lower in comparison to other investment products. However, these types of investment options typically provide stable, low-risk income in the form of a regular …

What is an asset class?

What is an asset class? If you are starting to invest, you are sure to come across the term “asset class”. Don’t panic! You’ve probably heard of the different asset classes under their real names: cash, bonds, property and shares. An asset class is simply a group of investments that share similar characteristics, behave similarly in the market and are subject to the same rules and regulations. Most importantly, each asset class comes with different …

Volatility: 10 key messages for investors

Volatility: 10 key messages for investors Financial markets can be subject to periods of event-related volatility during which investor confidence can be significantly undermined. Here, Fidelity provides 10 key messages to help investors steer their portfolios through volatile times. 1. Volatility is a normal part of long-term investing From time to time, there is inevitably volatility in stock markets as investors react nervously to changes in the economic, political and corporate environment. Above all else, …

Equities riding on fear not fundamentals

Equities riding on fear not fundamentals “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” said Franklin D Roosevelt at his inauguration as US President in 1933. I think “the only thing we have to fear is the fear index itself” is a better description of where investors are at right now. It’s been a wild ride on Wall Street and beyond of the past week – the worst in two years for the …

Aussie equities still remain a good long-term bet

11 August 2017 Aussie equities still remain a good long-term bet Australian equities have been getting bad press with some investors warning they are significantly overvalued. The narrative goes that we’re in the midst of a housing bubble that will blow up and take the share market down with it. Like every story there are elements of truth to this, but if you silence the noise and take a long-term view – as most investors …