Oliver’s Insights – Five big picture implications of the war in Ukraine of relevance for investors – and why are Australian shares holding up better?

Oliver’s Insights – Five big picture implications of the war in Ukraine of relevance for investors – and why are Australian shares holding up better? Key points The situation regarding Ukraine is at high risk of getting worse before it gets better for investment markets. The key is how much Russian energy exports are disrupted & whether NATO forces avoid the conflict. Five big picture implications are likely to be: increased geopolitical tensions; reduced globalisation; …

Oliver’s Insights – Share market falls – seven things for investors to keep in mind

Oliver’s Insights – Share market falls – seven things for investors to keep in mind Key points Share markets have fallen in recent weeks on the back of worries about inflation, monetary tightening, the Omicron disruption and the rising risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. it’s too early to say markets have bottomed. Key things for investors to bear in mind are that: corrections are healthy and normal; in the absence of a renewed …

Oliver’s Insights – Nine common mistakes investors make

Nine common mistakes investors make Key points Many of the mistakes investors make are based on common sense rules of thumb that turn out to be wrong. As a result, it’s often wise for investors to turn common sense logic on its head. The easiest way to avoid many of these mistakes is to have a long-term investment plan that aligns your financial goals with your risk tolerance. Introduction In the confusing and often seemingly …

From spender to saver

From spender to saver After a bit of a wake-up call we managed to change our money habits….here’s how we did it Before I start I’d better explain our attitude towards money. We were having dinner with friends the other day and they were regaling us with tales of getting stuck into their spreadsheets on Saturday nights. It’s what they do for kicks, apparently. When they left, we were all ‘Gee, what are they like? …

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 …

COVID-19 and rental property

COVID-19 and rental property AMP Capital looks at what the coronavirus outbreak means for Australian rental property investors Australians love property. From beach houses to city apartments, suburban blocks to trendy townhouses, our continuing love affair with real estate shows no sign of fading, particularly when it comes to investing in rental property. But the coronavirus has thrown property investors a curveball that no-one saw coming. So, whether you own a rental property or you’re …

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

  ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, May 6 06 May, 2020 Uneventful day in markets but a big news day for Australia, as it looks like July is when the prime minister wants the country back in business. Bad news continues out of the US and Europe, with death rates on the rise. Senior economist Diana Mousina explains what all this has meant for markets. Important information While every care has …

Retirement lifestyles: What comfortable looks like 

Retirement lifestyles: What comfortable looks like What do you need to live comfortably in retirement? This will be different for everyone but it’s useful to think about whether you’ll have enough super for a modest or comfortable retirement. It’s important for you to decide what a comfortable lifestyle looks like for you. Here’s a guide from the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia (ASFA) Retirement Standard on what you might need. Lifestyle in today’s dollars A modest …