APR 21 – Federal Budget & global markets update | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS APR 21 – Federal Budget & global markets update   After a historical Federal Budget spending spree in 2020, what impact will the 2021 Budget have on the recovery? In this webinar Shane Oliver, Chief Economist & Head of Investment Strategy will give an update on the 2021 Budget:   12 May, 2021 By Dr Shane Oliver Head of Investment Strategy and Economics and Chief Economist, AMP Capital Sydney, Australia Important information While every …

How to reassess your spending and budgeting habits

  How to reassess your spending and budgeting habits From our spending habits to our saving trends, the pandemic has changed the way many Australians think about money. Learn how to reassess your financial situation and create a fresh budget for 2021. There’s no denying the pandemic has significantly affected the finances of many Australians. Some of us are spending more, some are cutting back on non-essential spending and for others, the uncertainty has challenged …

Show your finances some self-love

Show your finances some self-love Are you guilty of changing your spending habits when you’re in a relationship? Do you have a financial plan, or are you relying on a partner to take care of you in retirement? Whatever your situation, there’s never been a better time to step up and take charge of your finances. Your relationship status can have a big impact on your finances. From spending and managing your money, to the …

9 ways to teach kids the value of money at Christmas | Money & Life

  9 ways to teach kids the value of money at Christmas What’s the meaning of Christmas in your household? While it can sometimes feel like spending a small fortune on gifts and food is non-negotiable, it’s not the only option. And, if you have kids, the holidays are a great time to teach them about the value of money – while having a heap of fun along the way! Lavishly decorated homes, piles of …

Econosights: Global labour markets are worse than they appear

Econosights: Global labour markets are worse than they appear Key points Global labour markets have proved resilient during the COVID-19 shock. One of the reasons for this is the utilisation of wage subsidy schemes. These schemes mask stood down or underutilised workers, keeping the unemployment rate artificially lower than it would be otherwise. The labour force participation rate has also plummeted in developed countries which has helped to keep the unemployment rate down. These discouraged …

Econosights: The impact of economic shocks on inflation

  Econosights: The impact of economic shocks on inflation Key points COVID-19 has caused a big change in consumer spending patterns. In developed countries, demand for goods has generally gone up but services demand has collapsed. Changes in demand along with some supply constraints have caused an increase in goods prices while prices for services have been weaker. Consumer inflation data uses consumer spending baskets from prior years to construct quarterly price changes. However, these …

How to identify (and beat) your spending triggers

How to identify (and beat) your spending triggers Are you buying more to perk yourself up? You aren’t alone. Since the start of COVID, there’s been an increase in online shopping1. But, if you want to get a handle on your add-to-cart habit, understanding why you spend money, can help bring your purchasing patterns in line with your financial goals. We often talk about money in terms of dollars and cents, but the subject can …

My take on life in Australia during a recession | AMP Capital

My take on life in Australia during a recession Going into a recession is bad news. When the economy goes backwards, spending contracts, the jobs market gets tougher, wages go down – the list goes on. This period ahead has come as a shock to many Australians, but there are some things worth noting that might make it easier to bear. Australia has been battling through a calamitous start to 2020 so far. We kicked …

After the Bell: daily market update, May 7 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, May 7 07 May, 2020 Sluggish week in markets but good week for data so far, particularly with retail spending and trade figures. Senior economist Diana Mousina joins us to explain. 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 …

Budget smarter with the 50/20/30 rule

Looking at your spending in a new light could make a substantial difference to your financial future. The 50/20/30 budget rule works for one main reason – it’s easy. You’re new to budgeting. You know how much money you make and have a rough idea of how much you spend. But you’re not really sure about what, exactly, you’re spending it on, or if your spending patterns will benefit you in the long run. The …