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.
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.
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.
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!
It’s a new financial year and in retail world that means time to do a stocktake - a good opportunity for business owners to offload stock and also to take notice of what did work to plan for the new financial year. So we felt that now would a great time to pull together some ideas to help you do a financial stocktake!
When you visualise your retirement, what do you see? If you’re like thousands of other Aussies, chances are you think about getting stuck into a hobby, spending more time with your family, seeing the world, or exploring the great outdoors. Whatever your image of the ideal retirement, it gives you something to work towards; a goal to keep you on track. 
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.