Economics


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The debt in retirement puzzle

02 September 2013 | PSI

Debit
The conventional wisdom is that debt should be reduced or eliminated in retirement. But the lowest interest rates in decades have changed the risk and reward equation, and some closer scrutiny is just


Signs of life in global economy

29 August 2013 | PSI

AustraliaThe global economy is sputtering to life as the developed world gets over the shock of the GFC. There is a long way to go, but there will be repercussions for Australia in the form of a weaker currency, and a less skewed economy. Investors may benefit form looking offshore.


The continuing dangers in global finance

26 August 2013 | PSI


CapitalismCapitalism is very different in different parts of the world but the globalisation of the capital markets means that each country is seen as the same, at least by the traders. This means that the systemic risk has not gone away. A reflection on the bigger picture that suggests super investors should continue to be cautious, there are few certainties.


Chinese Walls Remain Strong

18 July 2013 | PSI

China secureThe constant hand wringing about China's economic growth is consuming local commentary. Treasurer Chris Bowen announced today that the China boom is owner, showing surprising confidence in his economic judgement considering how little time he has spent in the job. Investors trying to draw too many conclusions from this, however, should be cautious. For 20 years, China has confounded Western expectations and it remains on its unique path.


How To Respond to End of China Boom

27 June 2013 | Staff reporters

End of CHina boomAustralia is coming to the end of a massive investment boom in resources, which has helped the country sail through the effects of the global financial crisis. The risk now is that there will be a delayed GFC as that boom comes off. 


Global Gloom in Markets

23 June 2013 | Staff reporters

Global gloomThe stuttering of the American market is continuing, suggesting that we are a long way for a bull market internationally. The Bespoke Investment Group has this to say:


What does the China Threat Mean to Australia?

06 June 2013 | Staff reporters

China threatAn article in today's Age by John Garnaut sounds an alarming tone about the future of the Chinese economy. The 35 year expansion, the greatest era of sustained wealth creation the world has ever seen, may be coming under pressure:


Is Australia Having a Delayed GFC and what are the Options?

06 June 2013 | Staff reporters

Australian GFC?Doing reasonably well in tough times is the hall mark of good long term investing. And there are growing indications that those tough times are coming. As mining investment cools, the skewing of the economy towards resources, so called "Dutch disease" is leaving its mark. 


Is it time to sell retail stocks?

05 June 2013 | Staff reporters

Time to sell retail?The signs of recession are growing. Fund manager Robert Montgomery commented on the ABC  that the collapse of the mining services sector, which he says equates with 1.5% of the economy, could, on its own, go close to tipping Australia into recession. He reasons that even if people start talking about recession


Garnaut's comments suggest it is time to look offshore

03 June 2013 | Staff reporters

Time to go offshoreThe case to invest funds offshore is growing. Respected economist Professor Ross Garnaut, who has been arguing that the Australian economy is headed for a sharp downwards correction, also expects that the $A is also likely to come off sharply.


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