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