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By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, 14 December 2017 Key points The Fed has raised interest rates for the fifth time since first raising rates this cycle two years ago, taking the Fed Funds rate from a range of 1.0-1.25% to 1.25-1.5%. This reflects the ongoing strength of the US economy. Given ongoing low wages... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, 6 December 2017 Key points The “sweet spot” combination of solid global growth and profits and yet low inflation and benign central banks is likely to continue in 2018. However, US inflation is likely to start to stir and the Fed is likely to get a... Read more

Cloud Accounting: Greater Efficiency for Your Business

Written by Sam Gebara, IT Systems Administrator - Edney Ryan Group

If you are still using traditional accounting software in your business, it might be time to consider cloud accounting. With more clients using cloud accounting each year, Edney Ryan has witnessed first-hand the time and productivity efficiencies it creates for business owners, their staff, bookkeepers and accountants. The biggest problem with traditional accounting software is it limits you to one... Read more

Informal Wills: A Risky Way to Express Your Testamentary Wishes

Written by Andrew O'Donnell - Director, Edney Ryan Legal

A legally binding Will must be written on paper and signed by the testator in the presence of two witnesses. These requirements are designed to prevent fraud, undue influence, substitution or mistake, given that the person who creates the document is not available to be questioned when the Will is being executed. However, there are some exceptions, and Courts can... Read more

How Digital Disruption and Automation Will Change Our Future

Written by Kate O'Brien - Director, Edney Ryan Wealth Management

We recently enjoyed an insightful session with Dom Guiliano –  Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Magellan Asset Management, a specialist investment management business based in Sydney managing global equities and global listed infrastructure strategies. Here we share some of Dom’s key points from his presentation. As prudent investors, we cannot ignore the technological developments that are almost certain to provide... Read more

Overcapitalising: The Risk of Spending Too Much on Improvements

Written by Tricia Williams - Manager, Edney Ryan Mortgage & Finance

  By Tricia Williams, Manager – Edney Ryan Mortgage & Finance Renovating your home or investment property can be a wonderful way to make it more appealing to buyers and increase its overall value. However, there’s a fine line between spending money to make your property more appealing and overcapitalising on your renovations. In this article, we look at overcapitalising.... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 27 2017 Key points At its core, successful investing is simple, but we have a knack of making it look complex. Here are another five great charts that help illuminate key aspects of investing: the importance of time in the market relative to timing; the case to look... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 25 2017 Key points The key lessons for investors from the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) are that: high returns come with higher risk; while each boom bust cycle is different, markets are pushed to extremes of valuation and sentiment; be sceptical of financial engineering or... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 24 2017 Key points Tensions with North Korea have clearly increased causing volatility in share markets. The risk of war has grown but a diplomatic solution remains most likely although there could still be more volatility before this is finally achieved. Historically, shares have been adversely affected initially on... Read more

By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 23 2017 Key points Inequality has been trending higher over recent decades. This is particularly the case in the emerging world and the US but is also evident in Australia. Key drivers have been a rising profits share of GDP, technological innovation and globalisation. It has become more noticeable... Read more