The 2021-22 Australian Budget – spending the growth windfall to further grow the economy towards full employment | AMP Capital

The 2021-22 Australian Budget – spending the growth windfall to further grow the economy towards full employment Key points The Government now expects the Federal budget deficit to peak at $161bn this financial year (down from $214bn in October’s Budget) and fall to $107bn in 2021-22. The windfall to the budget from stronger growth is being spent on extra stimulus. Return to budget surplus looks more than a decade away. Key measures include more spending …

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 …

Assessing companies as peak COVID-19 panic approaches | AMP Capital

Assessing companies as peak COVID-19 panic approaches As markets head towards peak panic with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to critically assess which of your moves are based on a temporary versus long-term environment – remembering always that we believe fortune favours investors who can hang tight when fear takes over. The state of play As we move into the thick of the COVID-19 outbreak globally, we are closely monitoring the duration and depth of …