Shane Oliver joins Simplifying Super podcast to share his top five investment mantras

Shane Oliver joins Simplifying Super podcast to share his top five investment mantras AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Economics, and Chief Economist, Dr Shane Oliver shares his top five investment mantras in the latest episode of AMP’s Simplifying Super* podcast. At the top of the list is make the most of the power of compound interest, which Dr Oliver says can lead to exponential growth in returns over time. “The way to make …

Market Update 25 June | AMP Capital

Market Update 25 June   Global share markets rebounded over the past week with US shares making it to a new record high helped by calming words from the Fed. However, Australian shares fell partly in delayed reaction to the previous weeks falls in the US and not helped by talk of earlier rate hikes in Australia and coronavirus concerns, with IT and materials up but falls led by health and financial stocks. Bond yields rose …

Market Update 18 June | AMP Capital

Market Update 18 June Investment markets and key developments over the past week While US shares fell over the last week as the Fed surprised on the hawkish side and Chinese shares also fell, Eurozone and Japanese shares rose benefitting from reopening and having central banks that are a long way behind the Fed. Australian shares also had a strong week rising to a new record high although this was led by IT, health, retail …

What is capital gains tax?

What is capital gains tax and when might I have to pay it? Capital gains tax may be payable when you sell a certain asset (such as shares, land or property) and make a profit. Capital gains tax is charged on the profit you make from the sale of certain assets. These could be assets that you’ve purchased or inherited. To give you a few examples, capital gains tax might apply to things such as …

Market Update 30 April | AMP Capital

Market Update 30 April   Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets were mixed over the last week with US shares rising to new record highs helped by good economic data, strong earnings and more stimulus and Chinese shares rising but European and Japanese shares fell. Australian shares also fell back slightly as the local market continues to work off technically overbought conditions after its early April surge. Weakness in retailers, …

Market Update 16 April 2021 | AMP Capital

Market Update 16 April 2021 Investment markets and key developments over the past week While Japanese and Chinese shares fell again over the last week, US and European shares pushed higher helped by good economic data, a strong start to the US earnings reporting season, ongoing dovish comments from the Fed and tame bond yields. Reflecting the strong US lead, strong local data on confidence and jobs and a bit of catch-up Australian shares rose to …

Market Update 09 April 2021 | AMP Capital

  Market Update 09 April 2021   Investment markets and key developments over the past week While Japanese and Chinese share fell over the last week, US shares rose to a new record high helped by strong data, stimulus optimism and dovish comments from the Fed and Eurozone shares also rose solidly. Reflecting the strong US lead, RBA dovishness and playing catch up after underperforming the previous week the Australian share market rose sharply to …

Market Update 01 April 2021 | AMP Capital

Market Update 01 April 2021   Investment markets and key developments over the past week While US shares fell fractionally over the last week despite a bounce in tech stocks, Eurozone, Japanese and Chinese shares rose. Australian shares also fell fractionally over the last week with strong gains in industrial and material shares being offset by weakness in utilities, energy, retail and health care stocks. Bond yields generally rose slightly but metal, iron ore and oil …

Market Update 19 March 2021 | AMP Capital

Market Update 19 March 2021   Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global sharemarket performance continues to diverge. US shares started the week strongly but higher bond yields following the US Federal Reserve’s meeting led US shares down 0.7% over the week for the S&P500 with the heavier tech weighted NASDAQ even weaker (-1.5%). The theme of a rotation out of US to global shares continues to play out with European shares up …

Shares have had a very strong rebound since March last year so where are we in the investment cycle? | AMP Capital

Shares have had a very strong rebound since March last year so where are we in the investment cycle?   Key points The history of cyclical bull markets in shares suggests that the rebound since last March still has a way to go. But it’s normal for the second 12 months of a cyclical bull market to see slower returns from shares. While shares are vulnerable to a further correction triggered by the spike in …