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Successful Investor Secrets

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Successful Investor Secrets

The investment world can change dramatically from one month to the next. But these secrets of successful investors never go out of style.

Four ways social media affects our spending

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Four ways social media affects our spending

Social media could influence us to spend impulsively.

Five charts and a table that are critical to watch regarding the global economy and markets this year

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Financially Speaking - Spring Edition 2019

This is one of our many great articles from our Financial Knowledge Centre

Financially Speaking - Spring Edition 2019

In the US there are signs of slow economic growth this year. This is apparent from some leading indicators, such as the Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) and, to an extent, official economic data

Investment returns have been good, but they are likely to slow over the next five years

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Investment returns have been good, but they are likely to slow over the next five years

The past 10 years have seen pretty good returns for well diversified investors. The median balanced growth superannuation fund returned 7.3% pa over the five years to July and 8.2% pa over 10 years and that’s after fees and taxes.

Nine reasons why recession remains unlikely in Australia

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Nine reasons why recession remains unlikely in Australia

Australian economic growth has slowed to the weakest since the GFC. Talk of recession remains all the rage. And economists don’t have a great track record in predicting recessions globally

Negative rates, QE & other measures the RBA may deploy - why? will it work? what would it mean for investors?

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Negative rates, QE & other measures the RBA may deploy - why? will it work? what would it mean for investors?

Negative rates, QE & other measures the RBA may deploy – why? will it work? what would it mean for investors? Since the RBA started cutting interest rates again back in June and in the process taking them closer to zero there has been increasing debate that it will deploy so-called “unconventional monetary policy measures” such as negative interest rates and quantitative easing.

Plunging bond yields & weak share markets amidst talk of recession – what does it mean for investors

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Plunging bond yields & weak share markets amidst talk of recession – what does it mean for investors

Worries about the US trade wars and global growth are continuing to cause volatility in investment markets.While the risks have increased, we remain of the view that recession is unlikely.Share markets may still fall further on trade war fears and this may even be necessary to remind both sides of the need for a deal. However, we regard the fall in share markets as another correction and not the start of a major bear market.

Escalating US-China trade war – triggering (another) correction in share markets

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Escalating US-China trade war – triggering (another) correction in share markets

After a third round of talks made little progress last week, the US/China trade war has escalated badly with tit for tat moves on an almost daily basis by each side. This has seen share markets fall sharply with US, global and Australian shares down about 5-6% from recent highs and safe haven assets like bonds and gold benefiting on the back of worries about the global growth outlook. This note looks at the key issues.