Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe warns it is unclear just how high interest rates will go, and suggests Australians should prepare accordingly. Is your portfolio built to weather this new environment?
The current inflation surge rests on a few moving pieces but is mostly cyclical — and central banks have both the ability and willingness to address the problem at hand.
Extreme market volatility is distressing for investors, especially with so much uncertainty on multiple fronts. Sticking to a well thought-out, strategic, long-term investment plan, aligned with an investor’s financial goals and risk appetite, is the key to success.
Real estate is a reliable hedge against inflation – but of course it’s not an investor’s only option. Gold is often cited as a natural hedge against inflation. But is it better than real estate?
The RBA has officially raised interest to curb inflationary pressures. But what does that movement mean?
The danger in equity and bond markets has not decreased since the outbreak of war in Ukraine; it may even have increased. There is significant likelihood of a protracted recession in Europe and elsewhere and a continued global increase in inflation over the next 3 years.
The following view from T Rowe Price (a large global investment management firm) looks at the impact of the sanctions that are being imposed against Russia, not just in Russia but across the rest of the world.
The power of today’s media means we’re all aware of the dreadful human issues going on in the Ukraine as a result of Putin’s decision to invade. On the financial front, there is possibly less clarity.
Income and debt levels are the major factors in determining borrowing capacity, but credit scores are the key to accessing good terms on your loan.
Global economies and investment markets appear to have reached a triple turning point in the last few weeks.