There’s no doubt we live in a curated world. Online algorithms serve up content designed to meet our needs based on what we’ve liked and engaged with in the past. While this can help us find what we’re looking for, the problem is that while these algorithms reflect our interests, they also reinforce them.
This year has exposed investors to the end of a bull market and the start of a global recession, all caused by a totally unexpected global pandemic. The outlook for the global economy and investment markets remains uncertain until an effective vaccine is available.
The Pulse The global economic recovery continues, however growth is uneven across regions and there were signs of a loss of momentum in Europe through the September quarter.
Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) have had a challenging year, with COVID-19 linked market uncertainty affecting income and returns but SMSF trustees haven’t been sitting on their hands.
When the inflation rate fell into negative territory in the June quarter, it was so unusual it begged the question of what this means for the economy. Are we facing deflation or even stagflation and what is the difference?