Economics


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Are we in for another debt crisis?

29 March 2015 | David James

crashMany are predicting another sovereign debt crisis in emerging countries. It may happen, but the markets rarely do what people expect. For SMSF investors it is wise not to over-react, even if there are adverse events.


Household debt looms large

15 March 2015 | David James

DebtAustralia's soaring private indebtedness is a growing problem. But is is not certain that much can be done about it.


Super concession our biggest tax expenditure

15 December 2014 |

PieThe concessions on super are Australia's biggest tax expenditure according to the latest MYEFO statement. It raises some tricky economic and political issues.


Older generation v younger generations

09 December 2014 |

OldThe growing divide between the older and younger generations in Australia will determine the political context for super over the coming decades.


Does the dropping oil price indicate deflation?

30 November 2014 |

deflationThe sharp drop in the oil price has been replicated in gold, the $A and copper. It all points to an intensifying of deflationary pressure.


China cuts rates

23 November 2014 |

RatesChina's decision to lower interest rates is a further sign that the world economy remains weak. It may mean a weaker Australian economy and lower Australian dollar, with implications for DIY investors.


How cheap can money get?

10 November 2014 |

cashWith the Bank of Japan and the ECB easing monetary policy, concerns are growing that money is too cheap. It may be leading to unhealthy speculation.


Where are interest rates heading?

29 October 2014 |

Where toRelatively benign inflation numbers suggest that we are heading into a stable interest rate environment. It suggests that DIY investors will need to diversify away from cash to get good returns.


Currency wars and deflation

22 October 2014 |

WarsMany developed economies are trying to keep their currencies weak in order to keep deflation away. A weak currency makes imports more expensive, which creates inflation.


The $A weakens amid global clouds

15 October 2014 |

CurrencyAs the $A falls, it has an uneven effect on local stocks. Importers do worse, exporters do better, and companies that have large foreign investor bases come under pressure.


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