A Finsec View – Intergenerational report, China’s millennials, 150 years of Australian shares and more.

2021-07-12T08:47:39+09:30July 9th, 2021|A Finsec View|

Issue: 9th July 2021 The 2021 Intergenerational Report is in. The 2021 Intergenerational Report (IGR) was released on the 28th June revealing the treasurers educated guess at what Australia will look like in 2060. It is a five-yearly reminder that, without action, an ageing population, and other issues will leave public finances looking ugly. To use [...]

A Finsec View – How inflation impacts different investments, Fed rate watch, New enhanced FDS legislation and more…

2021-06-28T09:26:48+09:30June 25th, 2021|A Finsec View|

Issue: 25th June 2021 On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve released a new set of eagerly anticipated economic projections. The questions on everyone's lips was, of course, inflation - what can we expect? And, interest rates - how soon can we presume to see a rise?The Fed has two mandates: maximize employment and keep prices stable at [...]

A Finsec View – Inflation ‘to be or not to be’, Enduring your responsibilities and Extension to reduction in pension drawdown rates

2021-06-15T00:18:06+09:30June 11th, 2021|A Finsec View|

Issue: 11th June 2021 Market Update May was a month where every asset class worldwide seemed to be up around 1'ish'% (shares, bonds, commodities etc.). Not the radical gains experienced after the US election and early this year, but an expected pause as markets begin their re-balancing. Historically, when markets travel as fast as they have [...]

A Finsec View – The Budget Issue

2021-06-03T06:57:01+09:30May 14th, 2021|A Finsec View|

Issue: Friday 14th May 2021 The days directly after Budget are arguably more important than Budget day itself. With the Budget announcement out of the way, there is more space to digest and to consider the commitments (particularly their context) - As always, the opinions are partisan, polarising and prolific!! One Australian who seems very happy [...]

A Finsec View – Buffet Indicator, More Crypto, Biden’s Extra Sugar and the Housing Bull

2021-06-03T07:01:41+09:30April 30th, 2021|A Finsec View|

April has been another excellent month for equity markets. The US hit new highs again last night with the S&P500 up 0.7% and similar advances for the Dow Jones. The Nasdaq underwhelmed slightly but still rose 0.2%. The three drivers: Positive economic data - GDP rose by 6.4%, and the number of people filing for unemployment [...]

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