Five charts to watch regarding the global economy and markets this year

Shares are at risk of a short-term correction or consolidation after a strong run over the last year and with sentiment now very bullish. However, this year should still see good returns for investors as global growth edges up and interest rates remain low. > Five key global charts to watch are: global business conditions PMIs; global inflation; the US yield curve; the US dollar; and global trade growth. > So far so good, with PMIs improving a bit, inflation remaining low, the yield curve steepening, the $US showing signs of topping and the US/China trade truce auguring well for some pick up in world trade growth.

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Bushfires and the Australian economy

The Australian bushfire season that began in September has been horrific with more than 7 million hectares of bush destroyed, more than 25 deaths, significant loss of livestock, estimates of more than a billion wildlife animals killed and more than 1800 homes destroyed. More than 200 fires are still burning. Following the intensification of the bushfires over the Christmas/New Year period attention has now turned to the impact on the economy. This note looks at the key impacts.

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Learn about refinancing your home loan and how it can save you money

Even if you secured a competitive package when you first took out your home loan, it’s worth reviewing each year1 to ensure the interest rates, fees and features continue to meet your needs. By refinancing you may be able to pay off your home loan sooner.

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Capital Edition - Strength in unity

In this month’s issue we discuss how: James Maydew believes that having culture and strategy on the same blueprint is an absolute imperative climate change is impacting the real estate sector, and how leaders and businesses are standing up to the task of tackling it Julie-Anne Mizzi uses her innate passion for investing in infrastructure for those who need it, and the familiar airport retail experience is set for a makeover.

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Oliver's insights - Review of 2019, outlook for 2020 - the beat goes on

2019 saw growth slow, recession fears increase and the US trade wars ramp up, but solid investment returns as monetary policy eased, bond yields fell and demand for unlisted assets remained strong. 2020 is likely to see global growth pick up with monetary policy remaining easy. Expect the RBA to cut the cash rate to 0.25% and to undertake quantitative easing. Against this backdrop, share markets are likely to see reasonable but more constrained & volatile returns, and bond yields are likely to back up resulting in good but more modest returns from a diversified mix of assets. The main things to keep an eye on are: the trade wars; the US election; global growth; Chinese growth; and fiscal versus monetary stimulus in Australia.

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November 2018

Market update The table below provides details of the movement in average investment returns from... https://eread.com.au/ampNDMWDH/85141

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New FY, new start

New FY, new start

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Super changes

Super changes

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2018-19 Federal Budget client briefing

9 May 2018 Here’s a roundup of some of the key proposals put forward in last night’s Federal... https://eread.com.au/ampNDMWDH/74953

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More precious than time

More precious than time

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Your Retirement, your way

Your Retirement, your way

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10 tips to prepare for retirement

Learn more about how you can best prepare for your retirement.

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Good cash flow makes life easier

Learn to structure you cash flow correctly

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Tap into the amazing power of compounding

Understand how you can make compound interest work for you.

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Different ways to invest in shares

Learn all the ways you can invest in shares

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The essential ingredients of a financial plan

Check out this recipe for a winning financial plan

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Sequencing risk: The order of things

Learn to reduce sequencing risk today

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Protecting your life at any age

So, you are seriously starting to think about your retirement. The kids are finally more independent, the mortgage is less than it was, and the super is more than it was.

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All assets are not the same

See how all assets are unique

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9 ways to manage investment risk

See how you can manage investment risk

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When good economics meet average profit guidance

Investors craving good news were left hungry as the Australian earnings season wound down without replicating the generally good economic conditions.

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Superannuation… it’s not a case of “set and forget”

Do you really understand your super?

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Borrowing to invest within your SMSF

Learn how your Self-managed superannuation funds can benefit you

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Financial pearls of wisdom

Top tips for retirement

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The foundations of successful investing

Make sure your investment portfolio is on solid foundations.

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The property versus shares debate

Not sure whether to invest in property or shares? See more

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A glimpse of the future

Learn what the future holds for you

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The benefits of investment diversification

Understand the upsides to investment diversification

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