Share Market

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 32 2016 Key Points The combination of a massive ramp up in financial information combined with our natural inclination to zoom in on negative news is making us worse investors: more fearful, more jittery, more short term. Five ways to help manage the noise... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 28 2016 Key points The mostly gloomy debate around the Australian economy often gives the impression we are in a constant state of crisis. But economic growth is pretty good, the economy has rebalanced without the (“inevitable”) recession, the worst of the mining bust... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 26 2016 Key points Low and falling investment yields from most major asset classes point to a constrained medium term return outlook. For a diversified mix of assets, this has now fallen to around 6.9% on our projections. For investors the key is to:... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 23 2016 Key points The past financial year has been rather messy for investors with another long worry list, a bear market in most share markets and record low bond yields. However, returns for diversified investors were not disastrous and followed several strong years.... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 41 2015 Key points: 2015 has been a messy year for investors as worries about China, emerging countries and the Fed caused volatility and uneven returns across asset classes. Australian shares continued to underperform. 2016 is likely to see continued okay but uneven global... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 33 2015 Key points Periods of declines and volatility in share markets are a normal part of the way they work. Share market falls tend to be deepest when associated with recession (particularly US recessions). Share market falls boost the medium term return potential... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 30 2015 Key points A perfect storm of factors led by China worries have caused turmoil in shares. Our view remains that what we have seen is likely to be a correction (albeit severe) rather than a new bear market. It’s too early to... Read more

An update on today’s markets

Written by David Heyworth, Edney Ryan Wealth Management

Brad Matthews, the Hillross economist, has written an article on the recent falls in Global Markets. As I write markets in Australia have bucked the newspaper headlines this morning and are up nearly 2%. We are certainly in volatile times when good asset allocation is very important.

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 29 2015 Key points Uncertainties regarding China, commodity prices, emerging countries and the Fed could see the correction in shares go further in the short term. A disappointing start to the Australian profit reporting season is also not helping Australian shares. However, this looks... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 28 2015 Key points Over long periods of time shares and other growth assets deliver for investors via the power of compound interest. However, cyclical swings can frequently throw investors off and reacting to periods of poor returns by moving to cash only locks... Read more