Economics


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Debt crisis may be opportunity

07 October 2013 | PSI

debtThe strangeness of the current situation with the potential stand off over the US debt ceiling is that it is likely to cause investors to buy US Treasuries. The biggest impact will probably be felt in the stock market, which may well open up opportunities for investors. The high Australian dollar may also be a reason to look offshore.


US shutdown may create opportunity

06 October 2013 | PSI

USShutDownThe growing intransigence in US politics is of mainly psychological importance in the markets, but psychology matters. High levels of volatility seem assured and this may create opportunities for SMSF investors.


Is America's self-destruction an opportunity?

01 October 2013 | PSI

USAOpprtunityThe American economy may be adversely affected by the political gridlock in Washington. If there is serious volatility it may open up some buying opportunities. Investors may gain from watching the markets closely for mis-pricing.


Will the over-60s be taxed?

01 October 2013 |

Over60There is an increasing level of noise about introducing taxation on superannuants who are over 60. While it is extremely unlikely either side of politics would do anything that would result in a voter backlash there are many issues that should be watched. Super splitting is one of them.


The great rotation into property

26 September 2013 | PSI

Back-into-propertyThere are growing signs that confidence is returning in the property market. After hoarding cash and reducing debt in the wake of the GFC, Australians are starting to look at property investment again. That is also true of SMSF investors, who are bringing in large amounts of funds into play.


Big super funds target SMSF owners

26 September 2013 |

SMSF TargetThe big industry and retail funds have been losing business to SMSFs, who want to take over their own investing. The big funds don't like it so are increasing the pressure on the Abbott government to make the rules more difficult for DIY super. The battle will continue.


World economy looking strong

23 September 2013 | Staff Reporter

The world economy appears to be turning the corner. It may be time for investors to position more aggressively as the after-effects of the GFC finally wane.


The Fed's decision to keep the taps on

19 September 2013 | PSI

Money tap
The decision by the US Federal Reserve to keep pumping out money has caught many by surprise. It shows just how fragile the global economy still is.


China looking stronger -- for now

16 September 2013 | PSI

China EconomyChina is looking to have rebalanced its growth, which is critical for the Australian market. But can the Communist Party manage the massive imbalances in the economy?


What reporting season is telling us

04 September 2013 | PSI

Reports
The reporting season had relatively few surprises and resulted in low market turnover. That is probably good news for the stock market and underlines its advantage as a yield play. We look at how some of the sectors performed.


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