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CommSec launches trade knowledge tool
ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 15 FEB 2021
CommSec said it has seen a 200% increase in investors seeking executional information around how trading works as younger people show increased interest in wholesale trading. CommSec said first time traders contributed to around 10% of total trades ...
Aware to focus on unlisteds over equities
ELIZA BAVIN  |  TUESDAY, 9 FEB 2021
Aware Super chief investment officer Damian Graham says the super fund is focused on building its unlisted infrastructure portfolio before it puts any more of its cash into stocks. Following the COVID crash in the first quarter last year, Graham said ...
Chief economist update: NIRP embedded in BOE forecasts
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 5 FEB 2021
The Bank of England (BOE) gave financial markets what they wanted and kept monetary policy settings unchanged - the bank rate at a record low 0.1% and QE at £895 billion - at its first Monetary Policy Committee meeting on February 4. It was hoping ...
Chief economist update: RBA extends QE
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 3 FEB 2021
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) painted a pretty picture of the Australian economy in its first board meeting for 2021. RBA governor Philip Lowe's statement at the conclusion of the Australian central bank's February meeting was optimistic ...
Chief economist update: Inflation lifted by smokers with young children and homebuilders
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 28 JAN 2021
Australia's consumer prices continue to recover from the 1.9% drop in the June 2020 quarter - the largest quarterly fall in the 72 year history of the CPI. However, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that the country's headline inflation ...
Future Fund increases cash again
KANIKA SOOD  |  WEDNESDAY, 27 JAN 2021
The $171 billion sovereign wealth fund increased its cash position to 19.8% or about $34 billion, as it reports a positive year for returns ending December. Future Fund returned 1.7% in the year after positive returns in the September and December quarters ...
ERS a setback for young workers
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 25 JAN 2021
Young workers who took advantage of the early release of superannuation have less than $1000 in their nest egg, a new study that details the impact of the scheme shows. The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) found nearly one million ...
Jobs return to pre-pandemic levels
ELIZA BAVIN  |  THURSDAY, 21 JAN 2021
Payroll jobs had recovered to pre-COVID levels by early December 2020, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). ABS head of labour statistics Bjorn Jarvis said early to mid-December is a seasonal peak for jobs each ...
Chief economist update: COVID with a vengeance
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 13 JAN 2021
Brexit is over. But even before the UK and the EU shook hands on the post-Brexit trade and cooperation pact on 24 December 2020 and before the ink on the signatures of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Council President Charles ...
COVID-19 lockdown swells financial stress
ANNABELLE DICKSON  |  MONDAY, 14 DEC 2020
New research reveals there is high correlation with COVID impacted industries and early super release applicants. AMP's latest research on financial stress found the two of industries most impacted by COVID-19, hospitality and retail, have the most ...
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