Women and super: taking control during COVID-19

Women and super: taking control during COVID-19 With unemployment rising due to COVID-19, women’s financial health is at greater risk. Find out ways to take control and better protect your financial future. In the past, economic downturns have helped advance women’s financial equality1 . During World War II, women were encouraged to enter the paid workforce while men went off to war, giving many the first taste of independence. And during the downturn of the 1980s, …

After the Bell: daily market update, May 20 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, May 20 20 May, 2020 Markets edged slightly higher today, continuing their decent run for the last week or so. Fresh spending and sales data was also released today, indicating panic buying has worn off. Senior economist, Diana Mousina, gives her views. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL …

After the Bell: daily market update, May 19 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, May 19 19 May, 2020 Markets have had one of their best days of the month, hopes of a vaccine are rising and the pace of job declines in Australia is slowing. Senior economist Diana Mousina shares her insight for the day that was. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 …

Old and new money lessons for kids | Money & Life

Old and new money lessons for kids One of the most important things you can teach your kids is how to manage their money as this will help them better face the challenges of adulthood. In our world of ever advancing technology, children often don’t see physical money being exchanged. In fact, some Scandinavian countries are even doing away with physical cash altogether. These days, money can be moved with the swipe of plastic card …

What does the share market need to see now? | AMP Capital

  Share markets have rallied in the last month, but they’re well off their pre-coronavirus highs. Here, we look at what markets might need to see before strengthening again. Lockdown restrictions are starting to ease now across Australia, albeit slowly. At the federal level, the government has always maintained that schools are a safe place for children, and is now urging parents to send their children back. State leaders in NSW, Queensland, the Northern Territory …

COVID-19: Withdrawing super – what to consider | Money & Life

COVID-19: Withdrawing super – what to consider In March 2020, the federal government announced early access to super as one of their measures to support people experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out some things to consider when looking at this option to take the pressure off your finances at this challenging time. Throughout March 2020 the federal government has been releasing details of financial support available to Australians who have lost income …

Withdrawing super – what to consider | Money & Life

Withdrawing super – what to consider In March 2020, the federal government announced early access to super as one of their measures to support people experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out some things to consider when looking at this option to take the pressure off your finances at this challenging time. Throughout March 2020 the federal government has been releasing details of financial support available to Australians who have lost income due …

Oliver’s Insights – What signposts can we watch to be confident shares have bottomed?

Introduction After a roughly 35% plunge from their February high point to their lows around 23rd March, global and Australian shares have had a 15-20% rally. What’s more this rally has occurred despite increasingly bleak economic data ranging from plunges in business conditions surveys or PMIs (see the next chart) to a record 10 million surge over two weeks in claims for unemployment payments in the US. Volatility remains very high but at least we …

Learnings for Aussie equities investors as a shutdown looms | AMP Capital

Learnings for Aussie equities investors as a shutdown looms The lockdown measures in Australia are at their beginnings, sending markets into a meltdown. For nervous holders of Aussie equities, it’s worth remembering there are two situations to brace portfolios for: the course this pandemic will run, and the inevitable recovery. Getting the facts right Though the number of cases in Australia of COVID-19 seem relatively low compared to global counterparts, this virus is spreading quickly …