Economic insights

Understanding the impact of inflation on investments

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director, Wealth Advice

There has been significant media rhetoric surrounding the weakness in Australian inflation, and with it, some confusion as to the impact of inflation on...Read more

What the US yield curve inversion means for your investment portfolio

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

The US yield curve has received considerable focus in the last few weeks, with widespread commentary on its ‘inversion’. For investors, it...Read more

How Australia’s residential property downturn could impact your investments

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

As an Investment Committee, we continue to hold several concerns about the Australian economy; namely lack of wage growth, the high level of household...Read more

How US and Australian interest rates may impact investment markets in 2019

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

2019 has seen a relatively positive start for investors, particularly after the turmoil in global markets at the end of last year. However, two recent...Read more

Global economic pressures and the impact on Australian investors

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

The Australian economy is moving forward at a reasonable pace – however, we are not immune to global pressures. Asked recently about his outlook for...Read more

Stressed households and high debt – the outlook for Australia’s economy

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

With stressed households and high levels of debt, what is the outlook for Australia’s economy? The July meeting minutes of the Reserve Bank of...Read more

Potential implications of a US-China trade war

Dixon Advisory

In March, US President Donald Trump announced his proposal of import tariffs of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminium from China along with...Read more

Spotlight on Australia’s interest rates

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

As was widely expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) declined again to change its cash rate at its most recent meeting1. Indeed, their...Read more

What the current state of Australia’s economy means for investing

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

This month’s release of Australian gross domestic product (GDP) and underlying economic data has been broadly presented by media commentators as...Read more

How Amazon's Australia launch could disrupt local retailers

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director, Wealth Advice

Amazon's impending Aussie entrance is forecast to cost local retailers up to $12 billion – the amount analysts believe the mega online retailer...Read more

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