What happens in Australia if the US market crashes? | AMP Capital

What happens in Australia if the US market crashes? The COVID-19 situation in the United States is looking dire from a human health perspective. With the US still leading global markets, it’s fair to question to what extent Australia will be impacted by the fallout, in spite of its own containment progress. While it remains true that the US does lead markets, we see a divergence between the COVID-19 experience in Australia and the US, …

The Coronavirus pandemic and the economy – a Q&A from an investment perspective | AMP Capital

The Coronavirus pandemic and the economy – a Q&A from an investment perspective Key points Significant government support is essential to enable parts of the economy to successfully hibernate. This will be financed by borrowing and is affordable given Australia’s relatively low public debt and low borrowing rates. Central bank support to keep financial markets functioning properly is also essential and quantitative easing is part of this. We are more likely to see a U-shaped …

Wellbeing learnings after life in Japan during COVID-19 | AMP Capital

Wellbeing learnings after life in Japan during COVID-19 The COVID-19 human health emergency is pushing us all to live a more quiet, isolated existence. For me, experiencing this reality in Asia during the initial COVID-19 outbreak brought home the importance of some simple, fundamental wellbeing routines. At the moment, countries around the world are coming to grips with the COVID-19 fight we have on our hands. We, and what we read daily, are consumed by …

Why Wo/ Man and machine is the future of finance

Why Wo/ Man and machine is the future of finance Dr Bernard Meyerson, IBM’s chief innovation officer, was in the room in 2011 when his company’s powerful artificial intelligence (AI) computer, Watson, famously won Jeopardy, defeating the game show’s two most successful contestants. “There was an incredible euphoria,” Meyerson said in a presentation at AMP’s recent Amplify program. “Watching the system do that was mind blowing.” Watson’s historic win was victory of “machine” over “man”, …

What’s your biggest obstacle to financial success?

What’s your biggest obstacle to financial success? Science reveals how our human-hardwiring can get in the way and cost us much more than we think. As humans we have changed a lot over time. Vast periods of time have seen us adapt and evolve—from hunting for food to ordering online and as our behaviour has changed, our brains have developed. But even though we no longer live in caves, some of our ancient hardwiring still …