Informed Investor November 2021

Investors remained focused on rising inflation and the possibility of policy settings being tightened worldwide. Bond yields continued to rise – particularly in Australia – as investors brought forward their expectations for interest rate hikes. This hampered returns from fixed …

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Informed Investor May 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of our quarterly newsletter ‘Informed Investor.’ Risk assets including equities and credit continued to power ahead in April. Locally, the share market and the Australian dollar were supported by rising commodity prices. Investors continued to …

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Reserve FC Informed Investor- February 2021

Volatility associated with November’s US election should finally be over, enabling investors to refocus on economic prospects and the outlook for corporate profitability and central bank policy. Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the US. The …

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Reserve FC Informed Investor- November 2020

The Reserve Bank of Australia cut the official cash rate to a new historic low of 0.1%. The Treasurer released Australia’s latest Federal Budget. This was essentially a ‘no-surprises’ package of measures designed for Covid-19 challenged times. Given the scope …

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Federal Budget 2020: What it means for you

  The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on Australia’s health system, community and economy. The Government has provided $257 billion in support to cushion the economic impact of COVID-19. In doing so, the Treasurer had the unenviable task …

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Reserve FC Informed Investor- Winter 2020

Covid-19 developments continued to dominate attention. There were spikes in the number of new infections in both Australia and overseas, suggesting an economic recovery may be delayed. Share markets powered ahead, however, as investors remained convinced that governments and central …

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Five charts on investing to keep in mind in rough times like these

The sharp falls in share markets and the continued spread of the Coronavirus has many people worried about the future. It’s impacting many aspects of life at present, including investment markets. Here we look at five charts on investing to keep in mind in rough times like these.

Reserve FC Informed Investor- Summer 2020

Economic update
• Headline inflation rose slightly more than expected in the December quarter. Prices rose 0.7% over the three-month period, the fastest quarterly increase in three years. This took the annual inflation rate to 1.8%.

Reserve FC Informed Investor- Spring 2019

Economic update:
• Australian interest rates were lowered by 0.25% to 0.75% in October but left unchanged in November. Most observers expect borrowing costs to be lowered further in the next few months.

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