The 2020-21 Australian Budget – spend, spend, spend as the focus remains on recovery and jobs, jobs, jobs
The 2020-21 budget is a long way from the 2019-20 “back in black and back on track” budget. Last year, it was all about delivering the long-awaited budget surplus. This year it’s all about spurring recovery.
Share markets mostly rose over the last week helped by good earnings and dovish central banks. US, European and Japanese shares rose but Chinese shares fell. Helped by the positive global lead and a dovish RBA
Over the last decade or so it seems geopolitical risk has become of greater significance for investors – particularly with the 2016 Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s election, and tensions with China from 2018. However, beyond
Share markets were flat to lower over the last week. Good economic activity data, strong earnings and more US stimulus saw US shares push to a new record high, before ending flat for the week with inflation concerns
Share markets generally fell over the last week, with worries about the resurgence in global coronavirus cases and reports that President Biden will propose a doubling in capital gains tax for high income earners weighing
Three reasons why the long-term bull market in Australian house prices may be getting close to the end
The Australian housing market is booming. Prices are rising sharply, auction clearance rates are very strong, sales are surging, and housing finance is around record highs. This is being driven by record low mortgage rates,
While Japanese shares fell -0.3% over the last week and Chinese shares lost -1.4%, US shares rose 1.4% to a new record high and European shares rose 1.3% to their highest since the year 2000, pushed by good economic
It makes sense that the cheaper you buy an asset the higher its prospective return will be. However, this is frequently forgotten with investors often tempted to project recent returns into the future regardless of valuations.
While Japanese fell -0.3% over the last week and Chinese shares fell -1.0%, US shares rose 2.7% to a new record high helped by strong data, stimulus optimism and dovish comments from the Fed and Eurozone shares
RBA on hold and likely to remain easy for a long while yet as full employment gets more of a look in
It’s been more than a year since the RBA started using a range of unconventional monetary policies in response to the impact on the economy of the pandemic driven lockdowns and we are now seeing a strong recovery.
Global share markets saw strong gains over the past week on the back of solid economic data, President Biden’s infrastructure spending plan and optimism about reopening. For the week, US shares rose 1.1% and
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