Market Watch – May edition

Published: June 19, 2013

Download Market Watch – May edition and read the full report. In this edition we cover:     Australia has gone over 21 years without a recession. What is the risk that hard economic times are ahead?  [1min read time]     Could less central bank stimulus hurt yield orientated investments, such as Australian listed property?  [1min […]

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New worries for investors – how serious?

Published: June 7, 2013

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Market Watch – April edition

Published: May 20, 2013

Market Watch is designed to provide you with a clearer understanding of complex investment issues. Download Market Watch – April edition and read the full report. In this edition: A less vulnerable economic environment likely means a more diluted pullback in shares. [1 min*] Australian banks have outperformed rising optimism. The valuations of the banks are now […]

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Markets, Investors and Employers – 2013/14 Federal Budget

Published: May 16, 2013

Full analysis and commentary of the 2013 Federal Budget and its impacts for the economy, markets and investors from AMP Capital's Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, Shane Oliver. Will the Budget stimulate or stifle economic growth? What the Budget means for investors How will the Budget affect employers? If you’d like to discuss anything […]

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New year, new job?

Published: February 27, 2013

Just because you're changing jobs doesn't mean you need to change your superannuation account. But if you start a new job and don’t ask your new employer to make your super guarantee contributions to your existing super account, they may open a new super account for you and make your super guarantee contributions to that […]

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The right cover – for a lifetime

Published: February 27, 2013

The children are all grown up, the school fees are behind you and the mortgage is paid off. So there’s no more need for insurance, right? Not always. Feeling the squeeze Almost one in five Australians now lives in a household with two or more generations of related adults aged 18 years or older.[1] And […]

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Towards more positive trends

Published: February 27, 2013

What type of investment solutions could hold investor interest in 2013? Although in hindsight it made sense to have invested in term deposits and bonds over the past few years of equity market volatility, now that the global economy is in a recovery mode, it may be worth investors reconsidering this approach. The yields on […]

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A high return on ‘educational’ investment

Published: February 27, 2013

Australians are increasingly participating in education according to Smart Australians[1],the AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report, which explores two key concepts in our society – education and innovation. This is great news, and as the report states the quality of education and the capacity to innovate are critical to a nation’s prosperity.  The report uncovers key […]

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For better… or for worse…

Published: February 27, 2013

When you’re part of a couple, there are plenty of ways to juggle your joint finances and grow your super. If one of you is working less, the partner with the higher income could reduce their tax by making spouse contributions. If your spouse has an assessable income of less than $13,800 for a given […]

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