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Property prices have dominated headlines for more than a decade now, but what’s been the impact of housing construction on the Australian economy? Acting Chief Investment Officer Michael Winchester explains.
If 2016 was the year of political surprises, what will 2017 hold? StatePlus Investment Strategist Michael Winchester discusses what to expect for commodity prices, interest rates and bond yields.
Markets shrug off political surprises to finish 2016 on an even keel. Chief Investment Officer Damian Graham reviews the past year and what could affect your investments in 2017.
Will the Trump presidency affect your investments? Markets may now be volatile for some time. Chief Investment Officer Damian Graham explains why it’s so important to stay diversified.
Australia enters a new era as RBA Governor Glenn Stevens bows out after 10 years. What lies ahead? How are current oil prices affecting inflation? Hear from Chief Investment Officer Damian Graham.
Will we see a US interest rate hike before the end of the year? What are the key take-outs from the Australian reporting season? Hear from Chief Investment Officer Damian Graham.
How did investors respond to the RBA interest rate cut in early August? Hear Chief Investment Officer Damian Graham talk about the Australian and global economic outlook in the current low interest rate environment.
It looks like markets are facing increased volatility and moderate economic growth in the year ahead. Chief Investment Officer Damian Graham wraps up the 2016 financial year and looks at what’s ahead.
Shares and fixed income markets improved in May though some markets are looking a bit expensive. But all eyes are on the US and Britain at the moment. Find out why.
Share markets have turned around dramatically. Find out from Chief Investment Officer Damian Graham how you should be responding to this.
It’s not all doom and gloom. We’re seeing signs of an improving economic environment over the next few months. How do you ride out this uncertainty? Find out from Damian Graham...
How should you be thinking about your investments in today’s environment? Find out why it’s so important to diversify and learn more about how what’s happening in markets in Australia and around the world…
The first few weeks of 2016 have been marked by an increase in share market volatility and continuing concerns about the Chinese economy. But as we look around the world there’s much to be optimistic about.
As the year draws to a close investors are looking ahead to 2016 with mixed feelings. The growth outlook is generally improving across the major economies although there are some concerns about China.
Damian Graham gives an update on how Australian and other key markets performed in October. He also looks at China’s new five year economic plan.
August saw significant weakness in share markets globally as investors became wary of the potential for Chinese economic growth to slow at a greater rate then previously expected.
In July we saw some significant moves in equity markets, and bond yields generally fell. The most spectacular moves were in China, where the extraordinary bull market of the last year met with a sharp correction.
Two major events dominated headlines in June – the breakdown in negotiations over the Greek debt bailout, and the sharp correction in the Chinese equity markets. Volatility across markets increased and investors saw losses on most growth assets, and on some bond portfolios, as yields shifted higher.
In May we saw weakness in Australian bank shares and another rate cut from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). Mediocre economic data ...
In April we saw significant reversals in the key trends of the last 12 months, with the oil price rising significantly and the US dollar falling. With the gradual ...