Reproduced with permission of Fidelity Australia by Michael Collins, Investment Commentator at Fidelity Are we headed for a global recession? Remember the hype about the “super cycle” that justified record commodity prices? The term to describe “higher-for-longer” commodity prices was based largely on ever-climbing demand from the Chinese as the country industrialised. Amid the excitement, […]
Pick an Australian, any Australian, and chances are they dream of buying a home or upgrading the one they already own. There’s the emotional satisfaction of knowing you own the roof over your head, the freedom to rip up carpets and keep a pet, and the stability it offers as you raise a family. But […]
The first place Australians turn to in the search for a safe haven for their savings is generally the bank. But safety can bring its own risks. When interest rates are low, the biggest risk to your future prosperity is inflation. Inflation slowly nibbles away at the value of your money, so that $100 deposited […]
Market Update Highlights: Greece debt crisis unsettles global equity markets China Shanghai Composite Index down 25% during June – but up 150% in 12 months US continues to be the engine of global growth Quantitative easing reflected in improving Eurozone economic data through June China PBoC provides further stimulus and measures to maintain growth and […]
It’s the start of a new financial year – a great time to formulate some financial resolutions to make the coming year your most prosperous yet. It’s also an excellent time to take stock of the year that was. On the global stage, the year finished where it began. In the US, the economy continues […]
Got itchy feet? If you love to travel, you know that it doesn’t come cheap. But by planning ahead and acting smart you can save on costs – so you can pack your bags for that trip of a lifetime sooner. It’s no secret that travelling can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to break […]
When Donald Horne coined the phrase The Lucky Country in 1964, it was not meant as a compliment. He argued that we were riding our luck on the back of our natural resources rather than creating our luck through innovation. That hasn’t stopped us adopting the phrase to describe our economic good fortune. But now […]
MARCH MARKET PERFORMANCE The Pulse US Federal Reserve reinforces a cautious approach to raising interest rates – entirely data dependent Eurozone growth showing some early positive signs of impact from ECB QE implementation Impact from lower oil prices yet to positively impact the global economy US corporate earnings being impacted by stronger USD China – […]
Australians planning an overseas holiday may be lamenting the fall in the dollar, but for investors and much of the country there are plenty of positives. As a nation heavily reliant on exports the weaker dollar makes us more competitive and helps to underpin much needed economic growth. Investors with exposure to international equities and […]
Summer is upon us and the traditional pre-Christmas madness is in full swing. Perhaps it’s the combination of disappointing economic data and too much bubbly, but speculation about which direction interest rates are headed has reached fever pitch on financial markets. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has been telling us mining investment will slow […]
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