What’s next for the Australian and global economies? | AMP Capital

What’s next for the Australian and global economies?   Quick take-outs 2022 is likely to be the year COVID-19 goes from being an epidemic to endemic Expect ongoing global economic recovery – albeit with bumps along the way The spike in inflation is partly due to pandemic driven distortions to demand and supply chains but inflation will be higher over the years ahead than it was pre-COVID Expect the first RBA rate hike in late …

How to 2020-proof your finances

How to 2020-proof your finances Being in control of your finances makes you feel good, but the twists and turns of 2020 have meant this isn’t always possible. We look at some of the year’s top challenges for personal finance and how to manage them as we move into 2021. Mental, physical and financial wellbeing are interconnected – and in 2020, we’re feeling it more than ever. Research conducted by AMP has found that severe …

What does a COVID-19 Christmas look like in Australia?

What does a COVID-19 Christmas look like in Australia? Christmas 2020 will look a little different for many people, but there’s still plenty of ways to enjoy the holiday season with friends and family. With COVID-19 case numbers currently low in Australia, many of us are wondering just how close to normal our Christmas will be. Can we take an interstate holiday? Will we be able to visit friends and family? How many people can …

What a COVID vaccine means for stocks

What a COVID-19 vaccine means for stocks AMP Capital’s Australian Equities Portfolio Manager, Dermot Ryan, shares why a vaccine could be great news for stocks in 2021. In a massive healthcare breakthrough in the race to save and protect lives from COVID-19, Pfizer and Moderna have both announced some highly promising vaccine trial results. All going to plan, this should save lives and, in time, help us return to some form of normality. While it’s …

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 …

Sarah McCarthy – AMP Foundation Unsung Hero

This National Volunteer Week, we take a look at some of the people making a real difference in their community. Sarah McCarthy, an Adelaide-based AMP Partnership Manager, has been recognised as an AMP Foundation Unsung Hero for her tireless work as an Assistant Dance Teacher with Down Syndrome SA. Original Author: Produced by AMP and published on 18/05/2020

Learnings from economists and successful investors as COVID-19 grips markets | AMP Capital

Learnings from economists and successful investors as COVID-19 grips markets Ever noticed that the world’s most successful investors and high-profile economists have memorable quotes and a philosophical flair to their writing style? It’s because times of crisis call for a calm, big-picture view, and absolute adherence to the fundamentals of investing. Our chief economist, Shane Oliver, has always had a penchant for quotes about investing. As COVID-19 continues to shake markets and confidence, that collective …

What does a comfortable retirement look like?

What does a comfortable retirement look like? How much money you’ll need will depend on a variety of things. Have you got a plan in mind for when you retire? Is it to travel overseas, hit more balls on the golf course or spend time with family and friends? Whatever your goals, you’ll need to have a plan for how you’re going to get there financially. Comfortable versus a modest retirement Everyone’s idea of how …