Risks are overstated: AUI
By Mark Smith  |  In Economics, Investment
1:04 pm
Fri, 5 Feb
Some of the risks for the year ahead have been overstated and there are still plenty of opportunities to make good investments, according to Australian Unity Investments' joint venture asset managers. Read more
Deflation and China pose biggest risks: PIMCO
By Mark Smith  |  In Economics, Investment
1:01 pm
Fri, 5 Feb
US asset management giant PIMCO is most concerned about a slowdown in China, deflation and central banks not having the necessary firepower to mitigate further economic shocks. Read more
Healthcare needs flagged as investment opportunity
By Darren Snyder  |  In Economics, Superannuation
12:42 pm
Fri, 5 Feb
If not clued in already, superannuation funds have been given another hint that addressing Australia's growing aged care and healthcare industries will become a priority. Read more
Who spooked the greenback?
By Benjamin Ong  |  In Economics, Investment
10:16 am
Fri, 5 Feb
Any or all leads to safe-haven US dollar buying - that was "extrapolated" to keep on rising on expectations that the Fed would continue to raise interest rates this year. Read more
Aussie economy rebalancing okay
By Darren Snyder  |  In Economics
1:20 pm
Thu, 4 Feb
Despite facing significant and persistent headwinds, Australia's domestic economy has been rebalancing better than is widely appreciated, according to a UBS chief economist. Read more
Core holdings will be lacklustre in 2016: SSGA
By Mark Smith  |  In Economics, Investment
1:16 pm
Thu, 4 Feb
The core of every investor's portfolio is going to be lacklustre in 2016, said State Street Global Advisers head of investments Kevin Anderson at the Financial Standard Chief Economists Forum in Sydney. Read more
US dollar downed
By Benjamin Ong  |  In Economics, Investment
10:44 am
Thu, 4 Feb
A pause in Fed normalisation that sends the US dollar lower is bad news and good news for Australia. Read more
Strength in (A$) weakness
By Benjamin Ong  |  In Economics, Investment
11:08 am
Wed, 3 Feb
And this without the RBA resorting to the "No Parking" signs implemented by the Bank of Japan - negative interest rate - and the European Central Bank - negative deposit rate - both of which are trying to cheapened their currencies to stimulate their ... Read more
BOJ goes negative to get postive
By Benjamin Ong  |  In Economics, Investment
11:10 am
Mon, 1 Feb
Move over QE and QQE (you too, Operation Twist), we have a new policy measure lexicon in town - and its name is "Quantitative and Qualitative Easing with a Negative Interest Rate". Read more
Investors can expect "reasonable" year despite gloom
By Mark Smith  |  In Economics, Investment
12:38 pm
Fri, 29 Jan
The economy will grow at 2.75%, shares will return high single digits and bonds look better than term deposits. Read more
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