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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

Is it wise to capitalise on low interest rates to invest in residential property?

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director & CEO – E&P Wealth

The continual decline of interest rates still dominates Australian residential property market discussions. Record low rates have encouraged investors and...Read more

Key investment lessons from 2016

Nerida Cole, Investment Committee Member

Volatility has dominated global sharemarket headlines in 2016. From US Federal Reserve (Fed) plans to lift interest rates to calls that the global bond...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

Could investing in disruptive technology provide sustainable diversification?

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director & CEO – E&P Wealth

New ways of doing things that disrupt or overturn traditional business methods and practices are at the heart of disruptive innovation. And we see them...Read more

How volatility and cheap money are enveloping investment markets

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director & CEO – E&P Wealth

2016 has been fraught with short, sharp bouts of market volatility. A large number of these episodes have been driven by the prospect of the US Federal...Read more

Reporting season reveals mixed results for Australia’s economy

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director & CEO – E&P Wealth

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

The golden touch – why gold is the asset to watch right now

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director & CEO – E&P Wealth

Gold has always been appealing – Olympians compete for it, early civilizations equated it with gods and rulers, while the Incas referred to it as the...Read more

The 2016 financial year in review

Lyle Meaney, Managing Director & CEO – E&P Wealth

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

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