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Recession is coming: the inverted yield curve and what it means

Recession is coming: the inverted yield curve and what it means

April 17, 2019

An inversion in the yield curve is one of the most respected predictors of a forthcoming recession - the last time it occurred was in 2006. Now the yield curve has inverted again; what does this mean for your portfolio?

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Budget in Reply: the Opposition’s key financial policies in focus

Budget in Reply: the Opposition’s key financial policies in focus

April 10, 2019

With an election looming and both parties seeking to win swinging voters, the key financial policies of the Opposition are as relevant to investors as those of the current Government.

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The Budget in depth

The Budget in depth

April 2, 2019

This year’s Budget is unique in its timing, and also in the fact that it has been released immediately before the announcement of the next Federal Election. Voters should be aware that all of the proposals in this Budget need to be passed into law before they become effective.

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Small wonder: finding gems and managing risk outside the ASX100

Small wonder: finding gems and managing risk outside the ASX100

March 27, 2019

With many large cap sectors under pressure or fully valued, investors seek growth potential in small and micro-cap stocks. With this end of the market less well researched and therefore subject to less scrutiny, how does one avoid the blow ups and seek out the next big thing?

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The risk outlook for global debt markets

The risk outlook for global debt markets

March 20, 2019

There has been recent commentary on the quality of global credit currently being issued and the risks involved, with fears that GFC-like mistakes may be repeated. Other concerns include the spectacular rise of passively managed bond portfolios and fears of a vicious cycle should the market turn.

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The great Australian dream: outlook for the residential property market

The great Australian dream: outlook for the residential property market

March 13, 2019

Residential property remains the asset class that most Australians aspire to own, both as owner occupiers and investors. After five years of astonishing growth in our largest cities, house prices are falling in some areas, with potential consequences for the wider economy.

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Battle of the tech titans: China vs US

Battle of the tech titans: China vs US

March 6, 2019

Nine out of ten international stocks purchased by nabtrade investors are technology based including Apple, Amazon and Alphabet. Recently however, investors have started looking toward the Asian tech giants such as Tencent, Alibaba and Baidu for diversification and growth opportunities. So which region holds the greatest opportunity for investors?

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Crystal ball on the AUD and what it means for your portfolio

Crystal ball on the AUD and what it means for your portfolio

February 26, 2019

This time last year, we spoke to NAB’s head of FX Strategy, Ray Attrill who forecasted the movement of the AUD for 2018. If we revisit that episode, we can’t help but notice his predictions were fairly accurate.

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Preparing for a happier and more successful retirement

Preparing for a happier and more successful retirement

February 20, 2019

In last week’s episode, retirement researcher and strategist Phil Augustine outlined the four pillars that contribute to retirement happiness for most Australians. 

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Four pillars of retirement happiness

Four pillars of retirement happiness

February 12, 2019

While many of us dream for decades of riding off into the sunset, research shows that many find the transition to retirement much more difficult than they anticipated. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, and thousands of pages of research, MLC Retirement Expert Phil Augustine believes a successful retirement boils down to four key things.

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