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.
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.
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.
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.
As we move into the second half of 2018 we thought it would be a good time to take a quick look at how markets have performed in the first half of the year and look at the expectations for the second half of the year. And who better to review the economy than our very own Chris Kelly!
In our economic update for June economist we hear from David Bassanese, Chief Economist at BetaShares, a leading ETF manager, and previously an economic columnist for The Australian Financial Review for over a decade. Prior to the AFR, David spent several years in the financial markets as a senior economist and interest rate strategist at Bankers Trust and Macquarie Bank. Kaplan Ontrack asked Bassanese for his views on the Federal Budget, the future of Australia’s major banks and why he still likes the US tech giants.
Last month we looked at the key considerations when investing in property and this month we will continue to review the important aspects to consider when comparing investments in shares and residential property. Now, it's time the shares (sometimes referred to as equities) got their time in the sun.