The RBA starts raising rates – how far and how fast? And what does it mean for investors? | AMP Capital

The RBA starts raising rates – how far and how fast? And what does it mean for investors? Key points The RBA has hiked the cash rate by 0.25% taking it to 0.35% and signalling more rate hikes ahead. We expect the cash rate to rise to 1.5% by year-end and to 2% by mid next year. But the RBA will only raise rates as far as necessary to cool inflation and high household debt …

How to diversify your investments | Q&AMP

Successful investing is about strategy, knowledge, goal-setting and steady progress. By creating a diversified investment portfolio, you can reduce your risk and take advantage of opportunities across different sectors. Join Q&AMP host Jess Arambulo and our Chief Investment Officer, Anna Shelley to learn about the value of diversifying investments and different ways of doing so. Contents of this video 0:00 – Intro 0:42 – What is diversification? 1:30 – What is the value of diversifying? …

Australian housing slowdown Q&A – What impact will higher interest rates have? How far will prices fall? | AMP Capital

Australian housing slowdown Q&A – What impact will higher interest rates have? How far will prices fall? Key Points Australian home prices are likely to fall by 10% to 15% into 2024 primarily as a result of poor affordability and rising interest rates. The negative wealth effect from falling home prices should help limit how much the RBA raises rates. A change in Government is unlikely to significantly affect the outlook for home prices, but …

The worry list for shares – how worrying are they? | AMP Capital

The worry list for shares – how worrying are they? Key Points It’s still too early to say that the pull back in share markets is over. Some of the worries around US fiscal policy and politics, China, global supply constraints and central banks likely have further to run and could see the correction go further. Historically the main driver of whether we see a correction or a mild bear market, as opposed to a …

How ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ affects your credit score | Money & Life

How ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ affects your credit score What impact does ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ have on your credit score, particularly for people wanting to secure a home loan? Christopher Zinn explains. In recent years, ‘buy now pay later’ (BNPL) has become an increasingly popular method for consumers looking to purchase goods via installments without resorting to credit cards. These services are often billed as a safer and more convenient  way for consumers to …

How to get help with your bills during COVID-19 | Money & Life

How to get help with your bills during COVID-19 If you’re one of thousands of people who has lost income due to COVID-19, you might be finding it hard to pay your bills. Here are some tips to help you get back on track. As COVID-19 lockdowns continue across much of eastern Australia, many people have once again found themselves out of work. Those working in service industries, and casual workers in particular, are doing …

How COVID-19 has widened the gender super gap

How COVID-19 has widened the gender super gap With the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) wreaking havoc on the global and Australian economies, new research by AMP shows the extent of the economic impact of COVID-19 on the super account balances of Australian women. Diana Mousina, Senior Economist at AMP Capital, and AMP Data Insights Manager, Tracy Lewis, discuss the latest findings on the widening gender super gap. These include contributing factors such as job losses, the …

Get real: how we delude ourselves about investments

Get real: how we delude ourselves about investments In 1988, I bought $750 worth of special $5 coins, minted to commemorate the opening of Australia’s Parliament House. I figured it was a one-way bet to investment success. They were legal tender costing $5 and would always be worth at least $5, and if they became sought-after by collectors, the sky was the limit. I found the box of coins recently while cleaning the attic. They …

How Australians will use their tax return

How Australians will use their tax return With nearly one in three people planning to save their tax return, have you considered what you might do with yours?  This year more than 75% of Australians expect to receive a tax return, with a large portion of the population planning to use the money they receive to take the edge off their financial commitments.i We look at the most common ways people intend on using their …

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