Oliver’s insights – The US presidential election – implications for investors and Australia

The US presidential election – implications for investors and Australia

Econosights – does the Federal Reserve have to cut rates first?

In this Econosights we look at whether the US Federal Reserve will be the first major central bank to cut interest rates in this cycle.

Oliver’s insights – the art of happiness

This article looks at happiness and whether economics is failing us with its focus on GDP and consumption.

Seven things you need to know about the Australian property market

The Australian housing market has started the year on a solid note with national home prices up 1.6% over the first three months according to CoreLogic. We had thought the drag of high mortgage rates would get the upper hand again but the supply shortfall is continuing to dominate.

Seven lasting impacts from the COVID pandemic

Seven lasting impacts from the COVID pandemic Key points – Seven key lasting impacts from the Coronavirus pandemic are: “bigger” government; tighter labour markets; reduced globalisation and increased geopolitical tensions; higher inflation; worse housing affordability; working from home; and a faster embrace of technology. – On balance these make for a more fragmented and volatile world for investment returns. But it’s not all negative. Full Details here:-  Download PDF version

Welcome to the Autumn 2024 edition of Haven – Financial Partners (TAS)

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What to watch for the global economy in 2024

Tune in to AMP Chief Economist, Dr Shane Oliver share his insights and projections for the economic year ahead. Original Author: Produced by AMP and published on 28/02/2024 Source

Econosights – financial literacy gender gap

More than one third of adults in Australia are financially illiterate, with opportunities for improvement. There is also a gender gap in financial literacy in Australia. Women tend to have lower financial literacy than men. In Australia, the gender gap is larger compared to our global peers.

Oliver’s insights – The RBA leaves rates on hold

The decision by the RBA to leave rates on hold at its December meeting and whether we have reached the top or not. At its December meeting the RBA left rates on hold but retained a tightening bias with still relatively hawkish commentary.

Oliver’s insights – Australian dollar

Five reasons to expect the Australian dollar to rise into next year: it’s undervalued; short term interest rate differentials look likely to shift in favour of Australia; sentiment towards the $A is negative; commodities still look to have entered a new super cycle; and Australia has a solid current account surplus.