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30 October 2014 |
Relatively benign inflation numbers suggest that we are heading into a stable interest rate environment. It suggests that DIY investors will need to diversify away from cash to get good returns.
29 September 2014 |
The $A seems to be headed on a downwards path. What does it mean for DIY investors?
10 September 2014 |
The problem is simple. Populations in developed economies are ageing and the sums to fund it don't add up. Especially when health care is taken into account. It is crucial to save for yourself because the government's ability to care for its population will weaken.
07 August 2014 |
The indicators for capital expenditure suggest that the economy may become more balanced as the mining boom eases.
10 April 2014 |
The "demographic bulge" is about to put great pressure on the Australian budget. A raising of the pension age, more means testing of welfare and co-payments for government services are all being put on the table by governments. The pressure to make DIY super work is increasing.
18 February 2014 |
One of the lessons of the GFC is that high public debt is more dangerous than high private debt. Countries with excessive government debt suffered much more than those with low debt. Australia's public debt is low, which may explain some of the lack of impact of the economies other excesses.
26 November 2013 |
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Government finances may be coming under pressure, but Australia's exports picture is looking rosy, which will provide some impetus to economic growth. But it is all based on China, elsewhere the export picture is weak.
21 November 2013 |
Investors should assess the likely impact of lower wage growth on the Australian economy and financial options. Some are arguing that interest rates will have to stay low, and the high $A is having a big impact.
14 November 2013 |
Regulators can control the currency, capital flows and interest rates -- but not all three at the same time. It is called the trilemma and it is limiting regulators' options. It suggests SMSF investors should be looking offshore.
28 October 2013 |
Westpac's chief economist is calling for further drops in interest rates to spark the Australian economy after the mining boom ends. It is not likely to be enough; Australia is likely to develop the weaknesses of the other economies of the developed world.
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