US interest rates have been making headlines in recent months, but do they really matter to Australian investors? The short answer is they do, a lot.
The Pulse Trade tensions between the US and China are still a source of significant uncertainty for financial markets. Political risks and trade uncertainty have seen a vicious cycle of selling in emerging market currencies as investors react to contagion fears. US shares rose in August on the back of positive company earnings results, while […]
The Pulse US economic growth shot to an annualised 4.1% in the June quarter but the market is questioning whether this is sustainable. The impact of US and Chinese tariffs has been noticeable in Asian export growth but US manufacturing activity is yet to be hit hard. In Australia, the RBA continues to keep rates […]
One of the major themes for local investors in 2018 is the fall in the Australian dollar, and it’s not just Aussie travellers heading overseas who are affected. Currency movements can have a big impact on your investment returns, but where there’s risk there’s also opportunity.
The Pulse US core consumer prices lifted in line with the Fed’s 2% inflation target, vindicating June’s rate hike. Slowing credit growth and infrastructure spending is pointing to softer Chinese growth for the June quarter. Australia’s labour market continues to tighten, but employment growth and hours worked have lost momentum and wage growth is subdued. […]