Dr John Hewson sees a strong potential for a US recession in 2020. Forecasting markets can be a graveyard, but global growth of the last decade has been paid for by borrowings and QE. When is payback time?
Author Archive | Graham Hand
This major global survey of 17,000 investors taken in July and August 2018 showed material differences between the generations, and Australian behaviour and attitudes contrast against global investors in many ways.
What does a portfolio look like when someone with access to almost every asset class and manager in Australia takes a genuinely long-term view, building the portfolio from the ground up?
There are at least 20 businesses in Australia operating in ‘roboadvice’, yet it takes large scale to make these businesses profitable. Most will not make it independently and will need to choose another path.
In Part 2 on roboadvice, we interview the CEO of a business that started out with the resources and ideas to deliver better outcomes to consumers, but decided to pivot away.
An industry veteran told clients last week that demand for investment property has fallen off a cliff, and even price discounts were not shifting stock. Take great care what you buy.
My trip to Malta and Italy produced many great memories, but did I really enjoy the experience? As the Nobel Laureate says: “We go on vacations to a very large extent in the service of our remembering self.”
Before you read the next article on the Factfulness book, take a quick test of 13 short questions to see how much you know about the world.
Factfulness explains why we worry about where the world is heading instead of embracing a world view based on facts. We have lost the ability to focus on what matters the most.
People learn about the world through the daily news cycle and their own reading and viewing, but can they do better than a random guess on the major measures of global progress?
The Royal Commission has done great work, but most bank activities remain untouched, including the crucial issue of how banks price their products. Kenneth Hayne asks if banks are capable of the change required.
Garry Weaven was instrumental in the development of the industry fund movement, and as Chair of IFM Investors, he outlined his five areas of future investment potential and policy in his address to the AIST Conference.
What cost $1 in 1988 now costs $2.29 adjusted for inflation. We should make return calculations in real terms or we are deluding ourselves about investment performance over longer terms.
The Royal Commission stoked the coals on financial advice fees and commissions, taking three days to learn trustees and management are severely conflicted by best interest responsibilities.