2021-22 saw poor investment returns – the bad news and the good | AMP Capital

2021-22 saw poor investment returns – the bad news and the good Key points 2021-22 was a rough year for investors as high inflation, rising interest rates and recession fears impacted. Shares could still fall further as interest rates continue to rise and recession risks are high. However, inflation pressures are showing some signs of easing which may take pressure off central banks from later this year. Some key things for investors to keep bearing …

The falls in share markets this year – the bad news and the good | AMP Capital

The falls in share markets this year – the bad news and the good Key points Share markets remain under pressure from high inflation, rising interest rates and bond yields, the war in Ukraine and Chinese Covid lockdowns. It’s still too early to say markets have bottomed. However, it’s not all negative: we may have seen peak inflation in the US, share market earnings are still rising, Covid cases in China appear to be slowing …

Market Update 22 October | AMP Capital

Market Update 22 October Investment markets & key developments US shares made it to a new high in the past week helped by strong earnings results and good economic data, and Chinese shares rose but European and Japanese shares pulled back slightly. The positive US lead also saw Australian shares rise helped by reopening optimism led by gains from property, IT, retail and financial shares. Bond yields resumed their upswing with 10-year bond yields in the …

Market Update 15 October | AMP Capital

Market Update 15 October   Investment markets & key developments Global share markets mostly rose over the last week helped by a good start to the US earnings reporting season, solid economic data and US inflation data not being as bad as feared. The positive global lead also saw Australian shares rise led by materials, IT, health and property stocks. Bond yields pulled back a bit after their recent rise but oil, metal and iron prices rose …

Should I still change jobs despite COVID-19? | Money & Life

Should I still change jobs despite COVID-19? With pandemic lockdowns in place across much of the country, is now still a good time to look for a new job? After falling to a 10-year low in June, the unemployment rate is again tipped to edge higher. So what does the future hold for Aussie workers? Go back a month or two and you’d be forgiven for thinking we were on the fast track to pay …

Big-spending Federal Budget set to spur on the recovery | AMP Capital

Big-spending Federal Budget set to spur on the recovery The 2021 Federal Budget harks back to the immediate post GFC budgets in some ways, with the Treasurer resisting any temptation to start early on the task of budget repair and doubling down on stimulus. The government has announced $96 billion of extra spending over the next four years, but the run of deficits will still be lower than was predicted last October, making this a …

Market Update 07 May | AMP Capital

  Market Update 07 May   Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets mostly rose over the last week helped by good earnings and dovish central banks. US, European and Japanese shares rose but Chinese shares fell. Helped by the positive global lead and a dovish RBA the Australian share market also rose making a new recovery high with very strong gains in materials, energy and financial stocks. While the ASX200 has …

Buying a home in 2021? Read this first | Money & Life

Buying a home in 2021? Read this first Thinking about making a sea-change or tree-change? Wondering if it’s a good time to buy in the city? With house prices rising fast across most of the country, here’s what you need to know to get onto the property ladder. It’s official, Australia is experiencing a widespread property boom not seen for more than a decade. After COVID-19 put the brakes on the housing market early last …

Market Update 12 February 2021

Market Update 12 February 2021 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets rose again over the last week helped by good US earnings, declining new coronavirus cases and ongoing assurance of easy monetary policy and US fiscal stimulus. Australian shares fell slightly for the week though led by declines in energy, industrial, material and utility stocks not helped by Friday’s news of yet another snap lockdown – this time in Victoria. …

Market Update 05 February 2021

Market Update 05 February 2021 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets rebounded over the last week helped by good economic data and earnings news, reduced concerns around vaccines and as worries about the Reddit/day trader crowd adding to volatility fizzled. This saw the US share market rise to a new record high. Reflecting the positive global lead along with strong Australian data and a very dovish message from the RBA …