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How much is really needed in retirement?

In the UK in 2014, The Independent Review of Retirement Income (IRRI) was commissioned to look at retirement incomes. Read More  

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The Shortest Road to Riches

Delivery time expectations within the e-commerce experience have fallen sharply. Delivery periods… Read More

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The US economy – does the flattening yield curve indicate recession is imminent?

The US economy – does the flattening yield curve indicate recession is imminent? 19 Jul, 2018 Read More

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Should the RBA raise rates to prepare households for higher global rates?

It’s nearly two years since the Reserve Bank of Australia last changed interest rates – when it cut rates to a record low of 1.5% in August 2016. Read more  

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The 2018-19 Australian Budget – saving a windfall with the hope of (decent) tax cuts to come

The 2018-19 contains a small welcome boost to households and keeps the budget on track for a surplus. Read more  

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US China trade war fears – Q & A

President Trump’s actions on trade are mainly aimed at achieving better access for US exports to China and better treatment of US intellectual property by China. They are not primarily aimed at traditional US allies, reducing the risk of a … Continue reading

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Share market volatility – Trump and trade war risks

After the calm of 2017, 2018 is proving to be anything but with shares falling in February on worries about US inflation, only to rebound and then fall again with markets back to or below their February low, notwithstanding a … Continue reading

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Australian’s love affair with debt – how big is the risk?

If Australia has an Achille’s heal it’s the high and still rising level of household debt that has gone hand in hand with the surge in house prices relative to incomes. Whereas several comparable countries have seen their household debt … Continue reading

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2018 – a list of lists regarding the macro investment outlook

2018 is likely to remain good for diversified investors. The investment cycle still favours growth assets over cash and bonds. But expect more volatile and constrained returns as US inflation starts to turn up. Read more  

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The medium term investment return remains constrained

A further fall in investment yields across most major asset classes points to a constrained medium term return outlook. For a diversified mix of assets, this has now fallen to around Read more

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