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Investor Signposts: Week Beginning 3 August, 2020

Australia: Reserve Bank dominates proceedings A bevy of economic and financial events ushers in the month of August with the Reserve Bank firmly in the spotlight. The week starts on Monday, with CoreLogic to release July data on home prices in its Home Value report. Home prices likely fell by 0.8 per cent in July…

More ASX Companies Entering the COVID 19 Fight

On 19 July, the daily review on global market moves from the Australian Associated Press (AAP) appearing on thebull.com had this to say about the US Standard & Poor 500 market index: Unprecedented stimulus measures and improving economic data have helped the S&P 500 rise to within about 5.0 per cent of its February record…

Investing in the things you believe in

Sustainable investing is becoming more sought-after amongst investors look to ensure their investments are helping to shape better environment and social outcomes. We’ve compiled an overview of the main sustainable investment strategies to help assist those seeking to understand which approach may best suit their goals. An increasing number of investors are now looking to…

China: The world’s consumer of last resort

China, rather than the US, could soon be the world’s ‘consumer of last resort’. To earn that status, China must avoid a ‘trap’ among other challenges. La Samaritaine department store in Paris that was founded in 1870 is of such majestic art deco and art nouveau styling it was declared a national monument in 1990….

Investor Signposts: Week Beginning 6 July 2020

Australia: Reserve Bank Board meeting in focus The Reserve Bank Board meeting is the stand-out event in what shapes to be a relatively quiet week for economic and financial news. The week kicks off on Monday with June readings on the inflation gauge from Melbourne Institute and job advertisements from ANZ. On Tuesday the AiGroup’s…

Investor Signposts: Week Beginning 29 June 2020

Australia: A new financial year commences The 2020/21 financial year commences mid-week with a slew of ‘tier-1’ data releases, including figures on home prices, building approvals, international trade, job vacancies, retail trade and purchasing manager indexes. The week kicks off on Monday when the Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases its latest weekly “Household Impacts of…

Investor Signposts: Week Beginning 22 June, 2020

Australia: Mixed statistical offerings In the coming week, there will be a mixed array of new data, survey results and speeches. The week kicks off on Monday when Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe participates in the ANU Crawford Leadership Forum – “Global Economy and COVID-19.” On Tuesday, the regular ANZ-Roy Morgan weekly reading on consumer…

Three investing mindset errors that could be costing you money

In light of recent market volatility, we look at three mistakes investors commonly make that could be losing them money and suggest how to overcome them. The last few months have proven a tough time for most investors with market volatility continuing to wreak havoc in investment portfolios. In this article we examine three investing…

Bulls Beware: A Dark Cloud Is Forming Over Oil Markets

Bulls Beware: A Dark Cloud Is Forming Over Oil Markets Bullish sentiment appears to have returned to the stock markets with a vengeance. In a historic rally that has taken even die-hard bulls by surprise, the S&P 500 has managed to claw back all of its 2020 losses, taking just 53 sessions for the index…

HomeBuilder might be the most-complex jobs program ever devised

HomeBuilder is a good idea gone bad. It is possibly the most complex and least equitable program the government could have devised to deliver construction jobs. It gives $25,000 to people who already own a home or already have enough money to buy one while delivering a minimal stimulus to extra construction. It isn’t a…