The Government released a big spending Budget last night. With an election likely to be called shortly and held in May, the Government is using this Budget to woo voters. It is important to remember that the Budget announcements are only proposals at this stage. Each one must be passed by Parliament before they are legislated. Labor will respond with their Budget reply on Thursday night.
Happy New Year to you and yours, although can you believe January is almost over? 2019 represents the last year of this century’s teens and the outlook is proving to be challenging, just as it is for adolescents!In this article we’ll look at some of the markets and the challenges that markets face and investors need to keep a close eye on in the year ahead.
With costs of living on the rise and wage growth stagnating, it’s not hard to see why Australian households are increasingly feeling the pinch.i In fact, a recent Ubank survey revealed 59% of Aussies admit their current financial situation causes them stress or loss of sleep.ii Even in the oft-labelled ‘Lucky Country’, this is a worrying statistic.
In this instalment of the monthly Economic Update courtesy of Kaplan Professional, Industry Super Australia chief economist Stephen Anthony gives us his view about Australia’s national shortage of affordable housing, the ‘infrastructure’ of social cohesion and the provision of an efficient mechanism to deliver equity capital to affordable housing providers.
Much gets written about how individuals sabotage their own investment returns through their behaviours. As we’re in the throes of a volatile market right now, it’s worthwhile understanding 4 of the key psychological factors that could be undermining your investing.
With premium costs on this rise this is a question we often get asked. There are a number of factors that determine the cost of an insurance policy. A cheap life insurance or income protection insurance policy doesn’t necessarily mean it’s an inferior one, and by the same token, the most expensive policy may not be the best to suit your needs.
Welcome to our Economic Update for November, courtesy of Kaplan Professional. Along with Sunsuper's chief economist Brian Parker we will examine the Royal Commission’s Interim Report and its effect on the economy, rising geopolitical tensions, and the drivers behind the ASX’s October fall.
One fact of life is certain, we don’t stay young forever. As we grow older, everyday tasks can become tiresome; we suffer inevitable aches and pains and often have difficulty remembering things. But the ageing process should be seen as a privilege. We have retirement to look forward to, access to good healthcare and the opportunity to spend more time with the people we love. To ensure we’re able to enjoy a long and happy retirement, it’s important to plan ahead, so here are 7 ways to get started!
Welcome to the Economic Update for October. This month Kaplan Professional speaks with RBC Capital Markets’ chief economist and head of Australian research Su-Lin Ong, about everything from Australia’s slow wages growth, to the property market and the effect of the emerging market on the Australian dollar.
This month we speak with Shane Oliver head of investment strategy and economics and chief economist and AMP Capita about falling house prices, economic warning flags, and how the US and China are positioning themselves in the early days of a trade war. Brought to you courtesy of Kaplan Professional.
In this month's economic update Kaplan speaks with senior ANZ Research economist Felicity Emmett about the outlook for the Australian economy, household debt, consumer optimism and the reality facing the Federal Government’s (Government) Budget measures.