After the Bell: daily market update, May 29 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, May 29 29 May, 2020 After a big week in Australian and overseas markets, portfolio strategist Brad Creighton shares his views and insights on the key sector and data moves for week and month that was. 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 AMP Capital Funds Management …

Market Update 22 May 2020 | AMP Capital

Market Update 22 May 2020 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Major global share markets, with the exception of Chinese shares, rose solidly over last week on optimism regarding the development of a vaccine for coronavirus and on reopening, although escalating US/China tensions saw some of the gains reversed towards the end of the week. While it gave up some of its gains on China trade fears, the Australian share market also had …

After the Bell: daily market update, May 18 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, May 18 18 May, 2020 Chief economist wraps the day that was in markets, and shares his thoughts on the COVID-19 situation in India, as well as an approaching Brexit deadline. 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 AMP Capital Funds Management Limited (ABN 15 159 557 …

Market Update 10 April 2020 | AMP Capital

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets pushed higher again over the past week on the back of a declining number of new coronavirus cases in several countries raising the prospect of a relaxation in shutdowns, as policy stimulus measures continued to provide confidence that the economic downturn may be relatively short and as talk of a cut in global oil production boosted energy shares. While Australian banks were hit on talk …

Five charts on investing to keep in mind in rough times like these | AMP Capital

Key points Successful investing can be really difficult in times like the present with immense uncertainty around the impact of coronavirus on the outlook. This makes it all the more important to stay focussed on the basic principles of successful investing. These five charts focus on critical aspects of investing that are insightful in times of market stress: the power of compound interest; don’t get blown off by cyclical swings; the roller coaster of investor …

Ways to invest your money

Ways to invest your money If you’re interested in seeing what your options are outside of investment property and super this article explores some of the different investment options available. Cash investments If you put your money into cash investments (including savings accounts and term deposits), the returns will often be lower in comparison to other investment products. However, these types of investment options typically provide stable, low-risk income in the form of a regular …

Corrections, gummy bears and grizzly bears in shares

Corrections, gummy bears and grizzly bears in shares Key points The pullback in shares could still have further to go but a deep (grizzly) bear market is unlikely as US, global or Australian recession are unlikely. Increasing US Federal Reserve openness to a pause in raising rates, the likelihood of a US/China trade deal sometime in the next six months and the plunge in oil prices all add to confidence that a grizzly bear market …

The pullback in shares – 7 things investors need to keep in mind

The pullback in shares – 7 things investors need to keep in mind Key points   The current pullback in shares has been triggered by a range of things – but most notably worries about rising US interest rates and the US/China conflict.    Shares may still have more downside, but we are of the view that it’s just another correction.   Key things for investors to bear in mind are that: corrections are normal; in …

Are shares expensive?

Are shares expensive? Key points Starting point valuations for shares matter a lot in terms of medium-term return potential and vulnerability to share market falls. Basically, the cheaper the better.   Developed market shares are not dirt cheap (and haven’t been for several years) but on most measures they are not at overvalued extremes. US shares are most at risk, but other markets are reasonable. Introduction Some commentators claim shares are way overvalued and so …

What is diversification?

What is diversification? Diversifying your investments will reduce their risks and volatility, but what does it involve? Often described as “not putting all your eggs in one basket”, diversification is crucial to reducing the volatility of investing. It’s about spreading your risks. We know that the markets for different asset classes – such as bonds, shares, property or infrastructure – can go up and down for many reasons, but they usually don’t move in exactly the same way. While one market …