Types of exchange traded products

Published: May 16, 2018

Exchange traded products (ETPs) are traded on the stock exchange just like shares, which provide investors with benefits including ease of buying and selling, competitive cost, and diversification. Investors now have access to a greater diversity of ETPs, with four major types of ETP structures now trading on the ASX. Listed Investment Companies (LICs) LICs […]

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Help achieve your investment goals with dynamic asset allocation

Published: May 16, 2018

The investment landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. Deleveraging has become an ongoing theme; central banks have played a significant role in guiding the economy and extreme swings in investor sentiment have all contributed to market volatility. All this will likely continue to impact the reliability of future investment returns. Investment cycles prevail The […]

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Monetary Policy Decision – Statement by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor, May 2018

Published: May 1, 2018

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy has strengthened over the past year. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. The Chinese economy continues to grow solidly, with the authorities paying increased attention to the […]

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Monetary Policy Decision – Statement by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor, April 2018

Published: April 3, 2018

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy has strengthened over the past year. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. The Chinese economy continues to grow solidly, with the authorities paying increased attention to the […]

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Where’s all the share market volatility coming from

Published: March 14, 2018

There is quite a lot of talk about volatility coming back to share markets all of a sudden, and with the talk there’s also bit of conjecture about where the volatility originates from. Some say it’s because interest rates and bond yields are beginning to rise; others will point to the end of quantitative easing […]

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Is residential property the next Singapore Sling (shot?)

Published: March 14, 2018

James Maydew, AMP Capital’s Global Head of Listed Real Estate, leverages his global view to bring a regular insight to property value trends from around the world.   Key Points  Residential house prices in a few global cities have soared because of:      ​​•​ Concentration of business activity      •​ Low global interest rates But […]

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Investment that capitalises on fast infrastructure evolution

Published: March 14, 2018

The infrastructure industry is evolving rapidly worldwide and specialist investment firms are taking bold steps to be ahead of the changes. Smart investors have long recognised the infrastructure sector’s relative stability and reliable growth potential, and therefore its quality as an asset class. Yet the infrastructure environment has changed radically in recent decades and this […]

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Why passive investing now won’t deliver all your goals

Published: March 14, 2018

Passive investment funds used to be a relatively obscure part of the market. But with their popularity soaring in recent years, many investors might now be sceptical about paying for active investment. Market performance over recent years would reinforce that scepticism. Holding a passive mix of mainstream assets has performed very well over the last […]

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What high household debt means for investors

Published: February 14, 2018

“High house-hold debt is Australia’s Achilles heel,” says AMP Capital Head of Investment Strategy and Economics and Chief Economist, Shane Oliver. “I’ve been thinking this for many years now and yet it seems to keep going higher.” Latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics puts total household liabilities at $2.466 trillion, or 199.7 percent […]

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Equities riding on fear not fundamentals

Published: February 14, 2018

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” said Franklin D Roosevelt at his inauguration as US President in 1933. I think “the only thing we have to fear is the fear index itself” is a better description of where investors are at right now.  It’s been a wild ride on Wall Street […]

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