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Japan's problems loom dangerously

20 February 2014 | PSI

JapanJapan has been in trouble for over two decades. Much of America's monetary policy in the lead up to the GFC was an effort to avoid Japan's mistakes. The only upside was that the country used to run a trade surplus, but that has ended. It may spell danger.


The next crisis?

05 February 2014 | PSI

Next CrashThere are disturbing signs that the mistakes made by developing economies in the past, which caused financial crises, are being repeated.


Fear stronger than bubbles

10 December 2013 | PSI

fearThere are concerns that the American stock market is overheating and bubbles are beginning to form in the world economy. But fear remains the overriding sentiment, and investors are still parking much of their capital in cash, despite low interest rates.


The Chinese investment tidal wave

03 December 2013 | PSI

“Tsunami”China is starting to loosen its controls on the yuan, which may unleash a tidal wave of investment from the Middle Kingdom. It is a significant development for SMSF investors to watch. Some of that money may be coming towards Australia.


The state of the world

28 November 2013 | Broker reports editor

“TheWorld”Investment markets are global, so the attitude of global investors has profound implications for local investors. A broker report gives a positive outlook.


US deficit is shrinking

12 November 2013 | PSI

Debt

An observer could be forgiven for thinking that the US government is mired in debt and the country is close to bankruptcy. The picture is nowhere near so bleak, and there are signs that the debt is being brought under control.


Not out of the woods yet

11 November 2013 | PSI

Woods A prominent hedge fund is warning that asset prices are becoming dangerously inflated and that the US Federal Reserve is runnning out of options. But this is to overstate the power of the Federal Reserve in the first place.


China's secret ace

10 November 2013 | PSI

 AceThe fate of Australia's economy heavily depends on China's direction, a big influence on SMSF strategies. A Citi report shows how China's unique land structure gives it big advantages in managing the stresses of urbanisation and solvency.


US bears retreat as America recovers

30 October 2013 | PSI

RevivalIndicators of bearish sentiment are low as the US economy sputters back into life. For Australian investors that will probably mean a lower currency, which suggests it is a good time to look offshore for options. But there are risks.


Investor sentiment is the real financial crisis

14 October 2013 | PSI

investorThe prospect of an American debt default is troubling. But the real danger is that investor confidence will take a battering, which will then become self fulfilling. According to one economist, the world still has too much debt.


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