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 …

Joe Biden on track to become US president – implications for investors and Australia

Joe Biden on track to become US president – implications for investors and Australia   Key points The US election has been close and final counting as well as legal challenges could still upset the result, but the now highly likely outcome is a Biden Presidency. While there is a possibility that the Democrats could win control of the Senate via runoff elections in Georgia, the most likely outcome is that Democrats will retain control …

Econosights: The outlook for the global economy

Econosights: The outlook for the global economy   Key points Our forecasts anticipate a solid rebound in global GDP growth over 2H2020 across developed economies from re-openings after strict national lockdowns, better management of COVID-19 cases and continued policy support. A cyclical upswing is evident in US indicators of manufacturing, industrial production and housing. Vaccine developments provide upside and downside risks to our views. Our current growth forecasts assume that a vaccine is available by …

Help with your finances during the COVID-19 pandemic | Money & Life

  Help with your finances during the COVID-19 pandemic Since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Australia in 2020, the Federal Government has made financial support available to individuals, households and businesses. Here’s an update on the latest announcements on these economic stimulus measures. You can check back here for regular updates on what’s happening that could help you with your finances. A huge number of people in Australia have experienced the financial impact of COVID-19. You, …

Australian economic and fiscal update – record budget deficits, but more to come | AMP Capital

Australian economic and fiscal update – record budget deficits, but more to come Key points The Government expects the federal budget deficit to peak at a record $184.5bn this financial year. That’s around 9.7% of GDP, its highest since the end of WW2. Ultimately, we expect it to be around $220bn as the Government unveils more stimulus & revenue recovers more slowly than projected by the Government. The budget and associated debt blowout is unlikely …

Breaking down barriers to mental health | Money & Life

Breaking down barriers to mental health   Ever since his own battle with depression more than 30 years ago, former All Black Sir John Kirwan has campaigned for mental wellbeing for all. He talks to Miriam DeLacy about the key challenges and opportunities he sees in supporting mental health, in the workplace and beyond. For decades, being in the spotlight has been a part of life for Sir John Kirwan – known to his family, …

After the Bell: daily market update, June 9 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, June 9 09 Jun, 2020 A massive rally today on the ASX, led by the banks, has lifted Australia to new highs since the pandemic struck. There’s also talk that the unemployment rate could be lower than originally thought. Our senior economist, Diana Mousina, explains. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 …

Investment markets and economic recovery from COVID-19 – Shane Oliver May 2020

Since the start of 2020, COVID-19 has changed the world in many unexpected ways. Investment markets have experienced ongoing volatility and even the most stable economies have been shaken. But what does it all mean? AMP Chief Economist Shane Oliver explores some of the most frequently asked questions and provides his forecast for recovery in this recorded webinar from May 2020. Original Author: Produced by AMP and published on 28/05/2020

Retirees, COVID-19, and options on the table during a market crash | AMP Capital

Retirees, COVID-19, and options on the table during a market crash The spread of coronavirus has been followed by some of the biggest plunges in share markets since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), both here in Australia and around the world. There’s nothing new about a market correction, but for those close to retirement it can be a nerve-wracking experience. If you’ve checked your superannuation balance over the last week, you may need a stiff …

Holding your nerve – why retirees fear a market plunge

The spread of coronavirus has been followed by some of the biggest plunges in share markets since the global financial crisis (GFC), both here in Australia and around the world. There’s nothing new about a market correction, but for those close to retirement in can be a nerve-wracking experience. If you’ve checked your superannuation balance over the last week, you may need a stiff drink. For investors, or anyone with super, the general advice is …