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Oliver’s Insights – The Trump bump and shares – short term risks, but five reasons for optimism

The key points are as follows: The political scandal around President Trump is likely to speed up rather than stop his pro-business reforms. However, after a strong run, shares remain vulnerable to a short-term correction […]

Oliver’s Insights – Three reasons why the risks for the $A are still on the downside

The key points are as follows: The closure of speculative short positions in the $A, a bounce in commodity prices, delays in Fed rate hikes and expectations the next interest rate move by the Reserve […]

Oliver’s Insights – The Australian housing market – what are the key issues?

The key points are as follows: The Sydney and Melbourne property markets have hotted up again and high house prices and household debt leave Australia vulnerable. But a property crash remains unlikely. Expect average home […]

Oliver’s Insights – The Australian economy and profits – seven reasons to be upbeat

The key points are as follows: A rebound in the economy in the December quarter confirms that Australia is continuing to grow and avoid recession.  There are seven reasons to be upbeat about the Australian […]

Oliver’s Insights – Where are we in the global investment cycle? What does it mean for investors?

The key points are as follows:   We are still a long way from the peak in the investment cycle. There is little sign of economic excess globally: underlying inflation is still low; spare capacity […]

Oliver’s Insights – 2017 a list of lists regarding the macro investment outlook

The key points are as follows: ·         2017 is likely to provide reasonable investment returns. ·         Watch President Trump, the Fed and the $US, various Eurozone elections, global business conditions indicators and business confidence in […]

Market Watch from AMP Capital

The latest edition of Market Watch from AMP Capital. Download Articles on the Housing market and Global Listed Real Estate are most interesting.

Oliver’s Insights – The Fed hikes and Trump stimulus in 2017 – implications for investors and Australia

The key points are as follows: After a year since the first Fed rate hike in this cycle, the Fed has finally moved the Fed Funds rate up again from a range of 0.25-0.5% to […]

Oliver’s Insights – Review of 2016, outlook for 2017 – looking better despite the political noise

Key points are as follows: 2016 started badly for investors with worries about global growth and deflation. But global growth turned out okay &, despite political events, rising bond yields & disappointing Australian growth, the […]

Oliver’s Insights – The 9 (bad) habits of highly ineffective investors – the common mistakes investors make

Key points are as follows… Many of the mistakes investors make are based on common sense rules of thumb that turn out to be wrong when it comes to investing. As investment markets are forward […]