Have you considered how the new super-caps rules will affect you from 1 July 2017?

By Dr Shane Oliver, AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist.   Less can go into your super from 1 July 2017 Super can be a tax-effective way to invest, depending on your circumstances. But with the current NCC caps set to reduce by about 45% from 1 July 2017, the ability to […]

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2016 – a list of lists regarding the macro investment outlook

By Dr Shane Oliver, AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist. Introduction 2015 saw subdued returns for diversified investors as the global economy continued to grow and monetary conditions remained easy, but worries about deflation, plunging commodity prices, fears of an emerging market crisis led by China and uncertainty around the Fed’s first […]

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A rough start to the year…seven reasons not to get too concerned though

By Dr Shane Oliver, AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist. Introduction 2016 has started much where 2015 left off with basically the same worries driving another bout of share market falls. Geopolitical concerns have played a role but the main issues are uncertainty regarding the Chinese economy, wariness about the Fed raising […]

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Volatility: 10 key messages for investors

10 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN VOLATILITY STRIKES: Volatility is a normal part of long-term investing Long-term investors are usually rewarded for taking equity risk Market corrections can create attractive opportunities Avoid stopping and starting investments The benefits of regular investing tend to stack up Diversification of investments helps to smooth returns A focus on income […]

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Nine rules for investors to keep in mind

By Dr Shane Oliver, AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist. Introduction Due to an obsession with Taylor Swift and then The Carpenters I decided I needed to have a Carpenters’ CD with the full Burt Bacharach medley they performed in the early 1970s. So I went to Amazon and found that it […]

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Shares and global growth worries

By Dr Shane Oliver, AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist. Introduction The turmoil in global investment markets has continued into this week, although the last few days have seen a bit of stabilisation and improvement in several markets. From their highs to their recent lows major share markets have now had the […]

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The perils of switching

By Dr Shane Oliver, AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist. Introduction Through the secular bull market in shares that went from 1982 through to 2000 (or up to 2007 in Australia) most asset classes did well and so getting the asset mix right – ie the relative exposure to each of the […]

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Markets are volatile

From time to time, equity markets will experience bouts of volatility due to a variety of reasons. Here are 10 key messages that can be used to stop you making rash moves. 1. Volatility is a normal part of long-term investing From time to time, there will inevitably be volatility in stock markets as investors […]

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China’s share market volatility

By Dr Shane Oliver, AMP Capital’s Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist. Introduction It seems western commentators can always find something to worry about regarding China. Last year it was shadow banking and the property market. Lately it’s been the sharp rise and pullback in its share market. The latter has indeed been severe […]

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Why Australian equities now?

There is a fair bit of doom and gloom commentary in the media at present – in this short video, Kate Hewitt, Portfolio Manager of the Fidelity Australian Opportunities Fund, talks us through five key reasons to be invested in Australian Shares. This webcast or podcast may include general commentary on market activity, industry or […]

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