Monthly Commentary - FEBRUARY 2019

Monthly Commentary - FEBRUARY 2019
Central banks around the world are recalibrating investor expectations of future monetary policy moves. Weak domestic economic data has reinforced the belief that the next move by the Reserve Bank (RBA) may be to cut official interest rates. In the US, the Fed has continued recent guidance that the prospect of further rate hikes through 2019 should be tempered.

Monthly Commentary - JANUARY 2019

Monthly Commentary - JANUARY 2019
Inflation remains subdued globally; previously this was seen as reflecting changed market structures, increasingly the current lack of inflation pressures is being linked to weaker growth. Monetary authorities in developed markets left official interest rates unchanged but the Bank of Japan has increased its quantitative easing with growth and inflation still significantly below target.

New Year, New (Financially Responsible) You

New Year, New (Financially Responsible) You

Only 25% of people include financial goals in their New Year’s resolutions (most are health related).  Despite this, New Years is the perfect time to commit to becoming financially healthy.  Financial stress can directly affect your health and well-being, so if you are concerned with getting healthy in the New Year, let’s add ‘become financially responsible’ to your list for this year.

Monthly Commentary - DECEMBER 2018

Monthly Commentary - DECEMBER 2018
Falling house prices appear to be having an impact on spending in Australia while the improvement in labour markets also paused with the unemployment rate ticking up slightly in November. The US Fed increased official rates in December as expected despite Trump’s advice that further monetary tightening would be foolish. Ongoing trade tensions and the US government shutdown garnered most attention with economic data relegated to a secondary role.

Monthly Commentary - NOVEMBER 2018

Monday, 10 December 2018

Monthly Commentary - NOVEMBER 2018
Incoming economic data again showed little to suggest the share market falls are driven by current weakness. Robust US employment data was again a feature of the month’s economic releases and consumer confidence remains at high levels. Domestically, consumption data has eased and wages growth showed a marginal improvement but remains subdued.
 

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