Economic insights

What’s new in the residential property market debate?

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

The debate surrounding residential property prices rages again – is there a ‘bubble’ or not and is the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) at...Read more

Will 2017 be the year that global central banks raise interest rates?

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

Growth and inflation data from the major markets are showing signs of life. This is translating into a wave of commentary on, and a degree of uncertainty...Read more

Discover the forces driving the rise in global bond yields

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

Global bond yields rose significantly in November, reportedly as a result of an improving global growth outlook leading to inflation, and a broad multi-...Read more

The impact of developed market inflation on investment portfolios

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

Global bond yields are on the rise from their lows earlier in the year, putting pressure on equity valuations. One reported driver has been a broad increase...Read more

How the outcome of the US election could affect the global economy

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director, Wealth Advice

As the new leader of the free world, what does a Republican Donald Trump or Democratic Hillary Clinton presidency mean for the global economy? The...Read more

Reporting season reveals mixed results for Australia’s economy

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director, Wealth Advice

The 2016 financial year reporting season was mixed for Australian listed companies. While 123 of the 139 reporting companies produced a profit for the year...Read more

Europe after Brexit and why Italy is on our watch list

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

As the European Union (EU) plans for a UK departure following the Brexit vote in June, the region’s underlying economic and political woes are still...Read more

The 2016 financial year in review

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director, Wealth Advice

The 2016 financial year (FY16) was a challenge, largely due to negative macroeconomic and geopolitical factors and spiking volatility at levels not seen...Read more

Euro games – the effect of geopolitics on investing today

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

Global politics is currently very interesting and notwithstanding the situation here at home, it is timely to take stock of the underlying market situation...Read more

Brexit backlash – the fallout for investors

Patrick Broughton, Investment Committee Member

The mood in London is universally glum after last week’s Brexit referendum was won by the “leave” party. Even the exiteers are feeling...Read more

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