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Investor Signposts: Week Beginning 17 August 2020

Australia: The consumer is in the spotlight In the coming week, there are a number of the relatively ‘new’ indicators from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) including preliminary retail trade for July on Friday. The week starts on Monday when the ABS releases provisional July overseas travel statistics. On Tuesday the usual weekly indicators…

The way forward is littered with landmines

Even though markets have seemingly settled down over the last two months, investors are still faced with a difficult environment to navigate. Simon Doyle shares how in his 30 years of investing, 2020 has been one of the most difficult environments to date. I have been in markets for over 30 years, and the first…

Investor Signposts: Week Beginning 10 August 2020

Australia: Jobs, wages & confidence data dominate In the coming week, there are a number of key economic indicators and events to focus on. The July jobs data, business and consumer confidence and company earnings results are the highlights. The week starts on Tuesday when Commonwealth Bank (CBA) releases its weekly data on credit and…

Investor Signposts: Week Beginning 11 May 2020

Australia: Coronavirus crisis impact on jobs, wages and confidence in focus The impact of the COVID-19 economic shutdown will be laid bare this week. Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg provides an economic update on Tuesday and the nation will be glued to their screens when the April jobs data is issued on Thursday. Consumer and business…

Reasons to Opt for Stock Trading

Stock trading baffles even the shrewdest people on this planet. Only an avid investor can take the stock market and perform stock trading to yield a good profit. The world, however, still remains skeptical of stock trading despite admitting that it has a good set of benefits. Pre-Requisites for Stock Trading While stock trading may…

Former Victoria premier Brumby welcomes new China investment laws

China’s congress was ready to overhaul its Foreign Investment Law on Friday as it continues its efforts to open up its markets and level the playing field for foreign investors. The issue has been central to China’s long running trade sparring with the United States and it is now set to have an impact on…

Interest cuts major catalyst for rising housing prices

Falling interest rates were the major catalyst for rising housing prices across Australia according to new research published on Monday by the Reserve Bank. The new findings come just a week after the RBA’s governor Philip Lowe said the rate cuts had not had a notable impact on house prices during the early to mid-2010s….

WA Premier criticizes new EPA carbon emission cutting guidelines

WA Premier Mark McGowan claimed the state’s environmental watchdog had overstepped its mark with new guidelines aimed at reducing carbon emissions and believes the limitations could deter investors from backing major projects during the next few years. The EPA said last week that Western Australia is not doing enough to reduce greenhouse gases and is…

Australia’s economy contracts on per capita basis for second straight quarter

Australia’s economy contracted on a per capita basis for the second successive quarter during the final three months of last year as “soft” household spending and a drop off in dwelling investment weighed down the gross domestic product (GDP). Analysts had warned of slowing growth and a possible recession in recent days following a batch…

Australia’s electric car industry struggling to get around policy

It has long been noted that for an industry to be able to make waves in the energy industry, it cannot rely on policy alone. Successive Australian governments have been notorious for their inability to agree on proposals to create any launch pad for an energy revolution, and now it seems that the electric car…