CAFSG – Quarterly Newsletter – December 2014

Welcome to CA’s Quarterly Newsletter It seems like a short time ago we were writing last year’s Christmas Newsletter and here we are again. It has been another great year for CA, made extra rewarding by the knowledge that we’ve made a positive difference in the lives of our wonderful clients. Thank you yet again […]

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CAFSG – Quarterly Newsletter – June 2014

Welcome to CA’s Quarterly Newsletter Happy end of financial year! It seems to have come around very quickly but it’s not too late to take advantage of superannuation strategies to help boost your retirement savings and potentially save on tax. We would encourage you to review the ‘End of Financial Year Checklist’ in this quarter’s […]

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The Australian economy – looking beyond the gloom

Latest insights article from AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, Dr. Shane Oliver. The key points are as follows: While headline news regarding the economy has been bleak, December quarter GDP showed the economy is not collapsing and lower interest rates & the lower $A do seem to be boosting forward indicators for […]

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CAFSG – Quarterly Newsletter – March 2014

Welcome to CA’s Quarterly Newsletter We hope that 2014 is off to a great start for you.  The year has begun on a very positive note at CA – we have a new member in our growing mortgage broking area as well as a new Account Manager in our Corporate Super area. As always, we […]

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Why investors need to be wary of crowds

Latest insights article from AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, Dr. Shane Oliver. The key points are as follows: For periods of time it may pay to back the crowd in investing, eg, when a bull or bear market is developing. But at extremes the crowd is invariably wrong. Eventually everyone who wants […]

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A better 2014 for the Australian economy & profits

Latest insights article from AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, Dr. Shane Oliver. The key points are as follows: September quarter GDP growth remained sub-par at 0.6% quarter on quarter or 2.3% year on year. The combination of a housing recovery, gradually improving confidence and a pick-up in non-mining investment point to growth […]

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Caton’s Corner – October 2013

Latest insights article from BT Investment Management’s Chief Economist Chris Caton. In summary: The Australian share market rose by 1.6% in September, its third successive monthly gain. This is the highest monthly close since May 2008. For the quarter, the market rose by 8.7%, its best performance for four years. For the calendar year to […]

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Light at the end of the tunnel for Australian retail sales

Latest insights article from AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, Dr. Shane Oliver. The key points are as follows: Retail sales growth has been poor for four years now reflecting a combination of consumer caution, falling wealth, “excessive” interest rates, the strongly rising $A, surging electricity prices, slowing income growth and job insecurity. […]

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Australian profits, the economy and shares

Latest insights article from AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist, Dr. Shane Oliver. The key points are as follows: June half profit reports were poor consistent with sluggish June quarter GDP growth of 0.6% or 2.6% year on year. On a 12 month horizon however, a reduced cost base, low interest rates and […]

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ASX Long Term Investing Report

ASX Long Term Investing Report Taking a long-term view of the historical investment landscape. Looking back: A giant slide in bond yields, and an Australian triple treat. Two key themes dominated investment returns for the last 10 and 20 years to 31 December 2012: Falling bond yields in Australia and globally. Strong economic growth in Australia, […]

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