As widely expected we have just seen the Fed move again – raising its Federal Funds target interest rate to the range of 0.5-0.75%. What does this mean?
Big tax cuts and increased defence and infrastructure spending will provide an initial fiscal stimulus, but the the risk is that Donald Trump’s protectionist policies will set off a trade war.
‘Brexit’ is a portmanteau describing the hypothetical ‘British-Exit’ from the European Union. How will it affect you if the UK decide to leave?
Will the 2016 election have any impact on the property market? We ask AMP Capital chief economist, Shane Oliver for his thoughts.
If shares follow the usual pattern, we’re due for a strong finish to the year, writes Shane Oliver.
APRA’s announcement of measures to slow bank lending to property investors are now starting to bite. What does this mean for the property market?
The Greens announced their proposal to reform negative gearing which could save Australia nearly $3 billion. Should it be scrapped?
The threat of deflation With the falling dollar and rate cuts, there is the threat of deflation. But is deflation good or bad?
Changes in value of the Aussie dollar can have a big impact on investment portfolios, with the huge rise in the $A over 2001-2011 now going into reverse.
Expect the official cash rate, currently 2.5%, to have increased to 3% by year’s end.