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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.
Many people are hoping bank profits and share prices will resume growth once the Royal Commission is done with, but new competition from digital disruptors could mean disappointment for bank shareholders.
The past few years have seen strong performance for Momentum and Growth strategies but poor outcomes for some with a Value bias. But is Value really due for a comeback as many people are arguing?
Many ‘baby boomer’ retirees contemplating decades of retirement prefer a sustainable lifestyle based on a steady income that keeps up with inflation. New perceptions of risk are required to meet such income demands.
Australian credit markets have had a good run, and any investor tempted to exit the sector should consider whether a move now is too early in the cycle. A period of range-bound stability is the more likely outcome.
Tariffs are often seen as a negative for global trade. However, for road, rail, and port operators, tariffs may only re-calibrate origins and destinations. Political risk and the typically short life of a tariff also need to be considered.
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Fresh innovations will encompass virtually every aspect of our lives, including the way we reside, commute, work, shop, and manufacture, with implications for commercial real estate.
Low volatility, high-quality, high-growth stocks could suffer in a growing economy – as well as being vulnerable to increasing discount rates from higher bond yields.