Weekly market update 12-07-2024

Disinflation resumes in the US, RBNZ pivots = positive signs for the RBA; Australian shares hit record, year end forecast revised to 8100; surge in shipping costs less threatening than 3 yrs ago; and more.

How catch-up concessional contributions work

If you’ve had interrupted income, or just haven’t been in a position to put as much into super as you’d like, catch-up concessional contributions may provide an opportunity to top up at a more convenient time.

Oliver’s insights – strong investment returns

There has been a wall of worry for investors over the last year but as is often the case share markets climbed it. This resulted in another financial year of strong investment returns in 2023-24. But can it continue?

Weekly market update 21-06-2024

This week, narrowing US share gains; drip feed of falling global inflation & rates is good sign for RBA; Federal & state governments making the RBA’s job harder; the pros & cons of nuclear; and more.

Oliver’s Insights – seasonal patterns in shares

This article looks at seasonal patterns in shares and whether its time to “sell in May and go away” along the lines of the old share market saying.

Weekly market update 20-10-2023

The new highs in bond yields are putting increasing pressure on share market valuations; the conflict in Israel presents a dilemma for central banks; the high risk of another RBA rate hike, which will add to recession risk; and more.

Oliver’s insights Podcast: Ep#92

Episode #92: Is another rate hike still imminent? In the last week, we saw the RBA leave interest rates on hold for the fourth month in a row, against the backdrop of increasing uncertainty around political developments in the US and geopolitical risks concerning China. AMP’s chief economist Dr. Shane Oliver explores the outlook for interest rates amid the further softening of the jobs market, falling jobs vacancies and rising levels of mortgage stress. Important …

Weekly market update 06-10-2023

Global share market fell again over the last week; investor sentiment has fallen sharply; concerning signs in RBA Financial Stability Review; slowing consumer spending in Australia; and more.

Weekly market update 01-09-2023

The key developments over the past week were easing pressure on central banks; falling Australian inflation; RBA to leave rates on hold; and more.

Weekly market update 18-08-2023

This week we take a look at the ongoing upwards pressure on bond yields and worries about poor growth and property problems in China; Australian jobs & wages data should keep RBA on hold; Australian governments to target 1.2 million new homes; and more.