Biden versus Trump – the US presidential election is looming as the next big event for investors

Biden versus Trump – the US presidential election is looming as the next big event for investors Key points The US election has significant potential to add to volatility in investment markets. A Trump victory will mean more of the same and would likely initially be more positive for US than global and Australian shares. By contrast a Biden victory may add to short-term volatility but this is likely to be short lived as there …

RBA holds – but more stimulus likely as Victorian lockdown to knock at least $12bn from national GDP | AMP Capital

RBA holds – but more stimulus likely as Victorian lockdown to knock at least $12bn from national GDP Key points Victoria’s tightening lockdown could knock at least $12bn off the Victorian and national economy and delay the return to positive Australian GDP growth to the December quarter. The further hit to the economy and likely additional upwards pressure on unemployment is increasing pressure for more policy stimulus. This is likely to see the federal budget …

After the Bell: daily market update, May 19 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, May 19 19 May, 2020 Markets have had one of their best days of the month, hopes of a vaccine are rising and the pace of job declines in Australia is slowing. Senior economist Diana Mousina shares her insight for the day that was. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 …

What does the share market need to see now? | AMP Capital

  Share markets have rallied in the last month, but they’re well off their pre-coronavirus highs. Here, we look at what markets might need to see before strengthening again. Lockdown restrictions are starting to ease now across Australia, albeit slowly. At the federal level, the government has always maintained that schools are a safe place for children, and is now urging parents to send their children back. State leaders in NSW, Queensland, the Northern Territory …

What signposts can we watch to be confident shares have bottomed? | AMP Capital

What signposts can we watch to be confident shares have bottomed? Key points While shares have rallied 15-20% from their March low and may have started a bottoming process, it’s still too early to say with confidence we have seen the low for this bear market. Key signposts to watch for are: signs that the virus can soon be contained (here the evidence is starting to look better); monetary & fiscal stimulus to minimise collateral …

How To Save Money For The Holiday Season In A Month

How To Save Money For The Holiday Season In A Month Holiday season is such a wonderful time to have fun and enjoy with your family right? Say that to someone who is responsible for the expenses that come with the holiday season and they’ll add the word “stressful” in your description of the holiday season. Let’s give you a little relief and give you ways to save for the holiday season in a month. …

How You Could Save up to $500 In A Month

How You Could Save up to $500 In A Month There was once a man who was not the most responsible person environmentally, and yet, he continued to reiterate his commitment to go green. One day a friend asked him how he intended to go green despite not being responsible for the protection of the environment. He hit back and responded, “I don’t care about the environment; the best way to go green is to …