Why Australian interest rates are likely to rise and when

Why Australian interest rates are likely to rise and when Senior economist Diana Mousina answers our questions on potential interest rate changes and what it could mean for Aussie households. Why have interest rates been so low for so long? The main reason interest rates have been kept so low is the Reserve Bank of Australia undershooting on its inflation target of 2-3%. We haven’t seen underlying or core inflation within that band sustainably since …

Rising bond yields and the end of the super cycle bull market in bonds | AMP Capital

Rising bond yields and the end of the super cycle bull market in bonds Key Points It’s normal for bond yields to rise in economic recoveries but it’s looking increasingly likely that the nearly 40-year super cycle decline in bond yields is over. This will remove a key tailwind for investment returns over the decade ahead but as we have seen this year bond yields are unlikely to go up in a straight line. Introduction …

An introduction to ‘ethical investing’ | Money & Life

An introduction to ‘ethical investing’ Growing concern about a range of environmental and social issues is fuelling a rise in ethical investing in Australia. Here’s a look at this fast expanding sector. For many personal and financial reasons, a growing number of investors are seeking to apply an ethical lens to their decision making. For some it’s about using their funds to drive change on issues like the climate, animal cruelty or human rights abuse. …

Market Update 13 August | AMP Capital

Market Update 13 August Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets continued to rise over the last week with reopening and earnings optimism offsetting Delta concerns and propelling US and European shares to record highs. The Australian share market also rose to a new high on the back of good earnings news offsetting ongoing dismal news on lockdowns – notably in NSW – with banks, telcos, utilities and retail stocks leading …

Inflation Q&A – should we be worried about higher inflation? | AMP Capital

Inflation Q&A – should we be worried about higher inflation? Key points Inflation will likely rise further in the months ahead due to base effects, bottlenecks & reopening but it’s likely to fall back again from later this year as these drivers fade. Shares face short-term correction risks but as inflation settles the broad trend is likely to remain up. Viewed in a very long-term context, we are likely now going through the bottoming of …

Australian house prices on the upswing again – seven things to bear in mind about the Australian property market

  Australian house prices on the upswing again – seven things to bear in mind about the Australian property market   Key points Expect average Australian home prices to rise 5-10% this year and next as ultra-low interest rates and economic recovery feed through. However, the outlook is divergent – with houses expected to outperform units and smaller cities and regional property expected to play catch up. The drivers of the long-term property bull market …

Econosights: The economics of COVID-19 lockdowns | AMP Capital

Econosights: The economics of COVID-19 lockdowns   Key points Rising COVID-19 cases around the world is leading to questions about the need for another round of government lockdowns to stop the spread of the virus. Lockdowns lead to closed businesses, lower household spending and higher unemployment. But a lot of these outcomes would still occur without a lockdown as households self-regulate their behaviour. Sweden is evidence of this. It has pursued a herd immunity strategy, …

Australian dollar rallies but Coronavirus and economy will dictate its direction | AMP Capital

Australian dollar rallies but Coronavirus and economy will dictate its direction The rise of the Australian dollar has been a notable feature of fast-changing markets over the past few months. Since the currency hit a low of US55 cents in March, the peak of the coronavirus crisis, it has rallied more than 20 per cent. It is no coincidence the Aussie dollar’s low in March correlated with the weakest point for share markets and its …

After the Bell: daily market update, May 5 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, May 5 05 May, 2020 Markets gained 1.6% today, backing up yesterday’s rise. The RBA also met today, firming up its plans for getting Australia into gear for COVID-19 recovery. Senior economist, Diana Mousina, talks through market wins and the RBA’s statement in more detail. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 …

Where the money is: Jobs on the rise towards 2020

Where the money is: Jobs on the rise towards 2020 A new year can get you thinking about all sorts of lifestyle changes, including career direction. We look at the 5 industries expected to experience growth and offer the best in job opportunities in the next two years. Money isn’t the only reason we choose to work in the jobs we have. You might be following a personal passion or making the most of natural …