On announcement of Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States our attention quickly turned to the financial markets to gauge the impact. So, what do we know of President-elect Trump’s policies and what will they mean for us?
The Pulse In October equity and bond markets were both a little weaker as investors worried about higher US interest rates and the outcome of the US elections. Crude oil prices were about 3% weaker as oil producer nations failed to agree to production cuts. Chinese economic data was relatively good helped by infrastructure and […]
The Pulse In September equity and bond markets were dominated by investor concerns around the timing of the next US interest rate hike. Crude oil prices rose 8% on talks from producer countries of possible cuts to oil production levels. Chinese economic data continued to show that economic growth is being supported by strong […]
Australians’ long-lasting love affair with property is a major factor in our increased wealth but there are growing concerns that heavy dependence on a single investment strategy may not be healthy.
Low interest rates and unsettled share-markets make the chase for yield a challenging prospect. And yield is important, particularly for those approaching or already in the retirement phase. Because maintaining capital and enjoying a steady income stream are the two key factors to provide for comfort in the years ahead.