What could a Biden Presidency mean for market outcomes?

What could a Biden Presidency mean for market outcomes? Market performance in the wake of the US election has been overwhelmingly positive, with Australian and US shares up 11% in November, Japanese shares up 16% and Eurozone shares up 17%. It’s somewhat of an ironic note, given Donald Trump’s fondness to cite stock market strength as indicators of his own economic success, and yet it’s gone up on news of his election loss. There are …

Market Update 27 November 2020

Market Update 27 November 2020 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets pushed higher again over the last week as positive vaccine news helped offset fears about the short-term economic impact of lockdowns in the US and Europe. US shares made it to a new record high as President elect Biden’s nomination of Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary was seen as positive. Reflecting the positive global lead Australian shares had a …

Market Update 13 November 2020

Market Update 13 November 2020 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets rose further over the last week helped by positive news regarding a vaccine for coronavirus but gains were reduced later in the week by rising US coronavirus cases and the threat this posed to the economy with no progress on more fiscal stimulus. Australia shares rose sharply again helped by the positive global lead, a surge in energy stocks …

Market Update 17 July 2020 | AMP Capital

  Market Update 17 July 2020 Investment markets and key developments over the past week US, European and Japanese share markets rose over the past week as positive news on vaccines and mostly good economic data offset a continuing rise in new US coronavirus cases. Australian shares benefitted from the positive US lead with strong gains in materials, utilities, retail and financial shares helping to offset concerns about the continuing surge in cases in Victoria. Chinese …

Kids off the kerb | Money & Life

Troy Rosenlis AFP® is seeing the positive benefits that education, work experience and training is having in breaking the cycles of dependency for disadvantaged youth in Melbourne. Grant recipient: Kids Off The Kerb Grant amount: $8,000 Endorsed by: Troy Rosenlis AFP® FPA Chapter: Melbourne With a five year involvement with Melbourne-based not-for-profit, Kids Off The Kerb, Troy Rosenlis AFP® didn’t have to think twice about endorsing this organisation for a 2017 Make the Difference! Grant, …

The new decade starts on a high note for Australian women

The new decade starts on a high note for Australian women   Positive news for Australian women after the economic progress measurement, the Financy Women’s Index, posted its best performance of 2019 in the December quarter. Here’s what stood out: The 2019 December quarter delivered a strong finish to the decade, helped by a number of fresh records set in women’s financial progress However, the pace of 2019 progress disappointed with a decline by over …

Three positive signs for global growth in 2019

Three positive signs for global growth in 2019 Many investors in 2018, particularly at the end of the year, were worried the global economy was slowing and that it might slide into recession. The concerns contributed to the weakness in share markets at the end of the year, along with a bit of uncertainty about the US Federal Reserve’s rate hike agenda and worries about the US-China trade war. But our view is that 2019 …

Four reasons the global economic outlook for 2019 looks positive

Four reasons the global economic outlook for 2019 looks positive Many investors have been rattled by falls in share markets and are fretting about what the new year may hold. But there are a number of reasons to suggest that after a weak 2018, 2019 will be better, and that a well-diversified portfolio should deliver reasonable returns. 1. This is a “mid-cycle” correction Firstly, while some investors fear a recession and full-blown bear market, when …

Live happier, Live Longer Positive Ageing tips from around the world

Live happier, Live Longer  Positive Ageing tips from around the world By Dr. Timothy Sharp Dr. Timothy Sharp is an academic, clinician, coach and founder of the ‘Happiness Institute’. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney and at Melbourne’s RMIT University. Did you know, you are more likely to live an extra twenty to thirty years more – another adult lifetime – than your predecessors did, only two or three generations …

Investment cycles – why they matter

  Dr. Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, explains what causes cyclical fluctuations in investment returns.   You may also like Because a simple thank you in not enough…. How about 3!  Because a simple thank you in not enough…. How about 3! Dear Richard,Because a simple thank you in not enough…. How about 3!T… Latest RBA Media Releases Latest RBA Media ReleasesThe Reserve Bank of Australia conducts monetary policy, works to maintain …