Economics


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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.


Clouds over the Australian economy

27 October 2013 | PSI

Westpac's chief economist is calling for further drops in interest rates to spark the Australian economy after the mining boom ends. It is not likely to be enough; Australia is likely to develop the weaknesses of the other economies of the developed world.


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.


Markets brace for the best

13 October 2013 | PSI

brace Political gridlock in America is almost certainly going to have some bad consequences in the global capital markets. In bad times, the biggest bargains appear, so it may be time for SMSF investors to be on the lookout.


How Australia's rent seekers affect super

11 October 2013 | PSI

rentA speech by a well known economist about partisan politics, lobbying and the uneven effect on industry sectors is an important element in the thinking of investors. It suggests that SMSF owners are likely to be left alone by government, but they need to follow what decisions governments are making.


Risky times still for world financial system

10 October 2013 | PSI

World RiskyThe global financial system is still in trouble, which should be a warning to all investors. A recent IMF meeting indicated that the after effects of the GFC have not yet been fully dealt with, which means unpredictable times for the markets will remain.


Global growth weak

09 October 2013 | PSI

WeakThe latest IMF report on the global economy reveals continuing weakness, which should leave investors cautious. It is unlikely that an across the board recovery will emerge, suggesting the choice of asset classes should be judicious.


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