The five big fears that shaped 2018

The five big fears that shaped 2018 After solid returns and relatively low volatility in 2017, many investors entered 2018 fairly optimistic, however we expected returns would be more constrained and more volatile than they were last year. Looking at the big picture, global growth was good, we saw relatively low inflation globally and the Australian economy grew at a reasonable rate. Five big fears But five big concerns came together to deliver a surprisingly …

US China trade war fears – Q & A

US China trade war fears – Q & A Key points President Trump’s actions on trade are mainly aimed at achieving better access for US exports to China and better treatment of US intellectual property by China. They are not primarily aimed at traditional US allies, reducing the risk of a global trade war. So far there is only a “phoney trade war” between the US and China as major tariffs are only “proposed”. Signs …

3 Steps to Erase Your Money related Fears

3 Steps to Erase Your Money related Fears Fear and money are the chips of the same block. They are in tandem and complement each other like fish and chips or bagels and cream cheese. Money today is integral to the survival and life style of a person. It is needed for nearly every activity and securing of money has become one the greatest priorities of most people. When such is the importance of money …