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 …

Changing money habits for good | Money & Life

  Changing money habits for good Is sticking to a budget the money magic wand that can sort out your finances, once and for all? Discover what budgeting can and can’t do for you and how to turn new budget habits into positive lifestyle changes. What’s a budget for? Knowing how to budget is one thing. But what is the real point of a budget and how can it actually help you change your behaviour and get …

Frugal February – how much could you save?

Frugal February – how much could you save? It’s the shortest month of the year so what better time to make a change and save some money? We’ve got three tips for each of the next four weeks to help those dollars pile up in Frugal February. Week 1 – the same lifestyle for less In week one, we’re easing you into the swing of saving with some good financial habits to get you into …

Budgeting for baby: What you need to know

Budgeting for baby: What you need to know Having a baby is an exciting and life changing experience. But what about the cost? There are many hidden and unexpected expenses that go along with your new bundle of joy. Follow our handy guide to planning your finances, so you can avoid any money worries once baby arrives. No two ways about it, having a baby in Australia isn’t cheap. It also comes at a time …

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 …

COVID-19: How long may your super savings take to recover?

COVID-19: How long may your super savings take to recover? As investment market volatility continues, what does this mean for Australians’ retirement savings? The COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis has caused uncertainty in many areas of life, not least on investment markets. Share prices have been fluctuating wildly as investors react to unfolding global events. From its high point in March the Australian All Ordinaries Index shed more than a third of its value before recovering some …

What is a term deposit and how does it work?

  What is a term deposit and how does it work? Term deposits offer certainty of return, with a fixed interest rate for a given length of time. Here’s how they work and how they compare with other ways to save. Term deposits are a type of savings account where you commit your money for a fixed period of time. They can be useful when you’re looking for certainty about what interest rate your money will earn. …

COVID-19 and rental property

COVID-19 and rental property AMP Capital looks at what the coronavirus outbreak means for Australian rental property investors Australians love property. From beach houses to city apartments, suburban blocks to trendy townhouses, our continuing love affair with real estate shows no sign of fading, particularly when it comes to investing in rental property. But the coronavirus has thrown property investors a curveball that no-one saw coming. So, whether you own a rental property or you’re …

COVID-19 and the job market

COVID-19 and the job market 29 May 2020 How COVID-19 is affecting the Australian employment market and what it means for your job The coronavirus outbreak has had a major impact on Australians’ livelihoods. Many working Australians have needed to adjust to a loss of income resulting from working from home, reduced working hours, and in some cases loss of employment as government restrictions have taken hold. Let’s look at the state of play in …

After the Bell: daily market update, May 4 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, May 4 04 May, 2020 Chief economist Shane Oliver runs through what was a solid day in local markets, as well as providing an update on the tensions flaring overseas between China and the US. 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 …