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23 October 2014 |
Many 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.
16 October 2014 |
As 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.
14 October 2014 |
As capitalism enters its late stages, those who have the money no longer have the same power. The low investment returns of the last few years may be a sign of things to come.
14 October 2014 |
There are signs of falling inflation in Europe, which is a concern to the world economy. Attempts to deal with deflationary pressures is part of what caused the global financial crisis.
02 October 2014 |
Deflationary pressures have been felt across the developed world for about two decades. It is an important point to remember for DIY super investors.
23 September 2014 |
The $A is falling, the stock market is losing this year's gains, and the US markets are in bubble territory. How should it all be interpreted?
18 September 2014 |
The US Federal Reserve's shift on interest rates is the most important change in the financial markets since the GFC. It will have an effect on investments around the world.
16 September 2014 |
When interest rates rise in the US, it will be a test of a fragile global financial system. Because the stresses caused by the GFC remain.
25 March 2014 |
Super investors can take some heart from the comments of Janet Yellen, the new head of the US Federal Reserve. A return to more "normal" conditions seems in the offing, including, eventually higher interest rates. But dangers still lurk.
21 February 2014 |
Japan 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.
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