Another five great charts on investing that are very useful in times of uncertainty like the present | AMP Capital

Another five great charts on investing that are very useful in times of uncertainty like the present   Key points Successful investing can be really difficult in times of uncertainty like now making it important to stay Here are another five great charts to help illuminate those basic principles: the importance of time in the market versus timing; the case to look less at your investments; the relationship between risk and return; the value of …

Five great charts on investing that are particularly useful in times of uncertainty like the present | AMP Capital

Five great charts on investing that are particularly useful in times of uncertainty like the present Key Points Successful investing can be very difficult in times like the present with immense uncertainty around inflation, interest rates, war in Ukraine & continuing covid waves. This makes it all the more important to stay focused on the basic principles of successful investing. These five great charts help illuminate key aspects of investing: the power of compound interest; …

The never-ending coronavirus pandemic – why snap lockdowns in Australia make sense until herd immunity is reached | AMP Capital

The never-ending coronavirus pandemic – why snap lockdowns in Australia make sense until herd immunity is reached Key points Snap lockdowns in Sydney, Perth and Queensland are likely to cost the economy $2.5bn, but like previous snap lockdowns are unlikely to derail the recovery. Australia has little choice but to continue with snap lockdowns until increased vaccination sets up herd immunity from around early 2022. The latest lockdowns and ongoing coronavirus threat will keep the …

The importance of starting point valuations for investment returns – and where are we now? | AMP Capital

The importance of starting point valuations for investment returns – and where are we now?   Key points Starting point valuations – like yields and price to earnings multiples – are a key driver of potential medium term investment returns. For growth assets it’s often more complicated with, eg, the level of interest rates playing a big role. At present valuation starting points for term deposits and bonds suggest low medium-term returns. For shares they …

9 ways to teach kids the value of money at Christmas | Money & Life

  9 ways to teach kids the value of money at Christmas What’s the meaning of Christmas in your household? While it can sometimes feel like spending a small fortune on gifts and food is non-negotiable, it’s not the only option. And, if you have kids, the holidays are a great time to teach them about the value of money – while having a heap of fun along the way! Lavishly decorated homes, piles of …

Be a smart gift-giver this holiday season

Be a smart gift-giver this holiday season After a year like no other, many of us are looking forward to a relaxing holiday season shared with family and friends. Check out these easy ways to stretch your Christmas gift budget further, so you can enjoy more family time, without the financial drama. With positive news about a COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon, many consumers are feeling buoyant heading into the Christmas season. In fact, consumer …

GDP figures are creeping to Great Depression levels, but there’s more to the story | AMP Capital

  GDP figures are creeping to Great Depression levels, but there’s more to the story   On September 2, gross domestic product (GDP) data for the June quarter confirmed that Australia is experiencing its first recession since 1991. Australia has recorded backwards growth for the second quarter in a row, with Australian GDP falling by 7% in the June quarter. While the figure is better than forecasts a few months ago – about a 10% …

Why financial wellbeing is a pillar of good health | Money & Life

Why financial wellbeing is a pillar of good health Much like exercise and eating well, your financial wellbeing is key to living a happy and healthy life. So what is financial wellbeing and how can you improve yours? Financial wellbeing is often overlooked as one of the pillars of good health, but it’s every bit as important as your physical, mental and emotional health. Poor financial health has been linked to a range of nasty side effects …

After the Bell: daily market update, July 6 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, July 6 Markets started the week lower, and it looks like the upswing in COVID-19 cases remains front of mind. Our chief economist, Shane Oliver, wraps the day that was and talks through how last week closed for global markets. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232497) and …

After the Bell: daily market update, June 25 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, June 25 ASX took a tumble today as trade and virus fears look like they’re giving markets the jitters. Portfolio strategist, Brad Creighton, explains. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232497) and AMP Capital Funds Management Limited (ABN 15 159 557 721, AFSL 426455) makes no representations or …