Modern Monetary Theory – can it help with economic problems or is it just another Magic Money Tree?

  Modern Monetary Theory – can it help with economic problems or is it just another Magic Money Tree? Key points Modern Monetary Theory reminds us that monetary financing of government spending need not be inflationary if there is spare capacity in the economy. But it suffers from a number of problems: it implies there is always some sort of free lunch; it underestimates the costs of large-scale public employment programs; and it underestimates the …

Modern Monetary Theory – can it help with economic problems or is it just another Magic Money Tree?

Modern Monetary Theory – can it help with economic problems or is it just another Magic Money Tree? Key points Modern Monetary Theory reminds us that monetary financing of government spending need not be inflationary if there is spare capacity in the economy. But it suffers from a number of problems: it implies there is always some sort of free lunch; it underestimates the costs of large-scale public employment programs; and it underestimates the difficulties …

2020 AMP University Challenge – In conversation with Rod Edge

The countdown is on ahead of AMP’s 2020 University Challenge finals. This year’s event will be virtual, but as AMP Australia’s Rod Edge discusses, our five finalists will still face a challenging round of academic and performance-based tests. Original Author: Produced by AMP and published on 19/10/2020

Five areas set to benefit from this year’s Federal Budget

Five areas set to benefit from this year’s Federal Budget This year’s Budget saw a big bag of measures announced to get growth accelerating in the Australian economy. Some people and sectors will feel its impacts more than others. Most groups in the Australian community look likely to benefit from this year’s Federal Budget in some way, assuming the measures are enacted (remember, the Budget is not legislation). You can read our detailed analysis of …

OCT 20 – The impact of the 2020 federal budget on markets and the economy

ECONOMICS & MARKETS OCT 20 – The impact of the 2020 federal budget on markets and the economy This year’s federal budget is one for the ages, as the Australian government plots the path to post-COVID recovery. Our senior economist, Diana Mousina, and co-portfolio manager, Dermot Ryan, talk through its key features and impacts for markets and the economy. Diana and Dermot will also be available to take your questions. By Diana Mousina Economist – Investment …

Three reasons why the Coronavirus crisis might fix Australia’s housing affordability crisis | AMP Capital

Three reasons why the Coronavirus crisis might fix Australia’s housing affordability crisis Key points For more than a decade now Australia has had a chronic problem with poor housing affordability. While various things may have played a role the key driver of poor affordability in Australia has been a surge in population growth and an inadequate housing supply response. The coronavirus hit to the economy is driving yet another cyclical downturn in property prices. But …

10 years of AMP financial advisers supporting cancer patients and their families

AMP is marking 10 years of its advisers helping cancer patients and their families with pro bono financial advice through the AMP Foundation’s partnership with the Cancer Council. Since 2010, advisers in the AMP network have supported more than 6,500 people affected by cancer – patients and their families – to address their financial challenges through Cancer Council’s Pro Bono Program. During this time, the AMP Foundation has contributed more than $1 million towards the …

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 3 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, June 3 03 Jun, 2020 It was a historic day for Australia today, as the nation entered its first recession in 29 years. Our senior economist, Diana Mousina, explains how markets fared, and also commented on recent strengths in the Aussie dollar. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL …

7 little ways to be better with money | Money & Life

7 little ways to be better with money Forget New Year’s Resolutions that never work. Discover these 7 essential ways to change your money mindset and behaviour for good and feel richer for decades to come. 1. Develop your own value One of the most important investments you can make is in yourself. Whether that’s reading up on something that interests you, improving your skills and education, getting expert support from a coach or mentor …