Markets

The Australian stock market is falling behind the rest of the world

With earnings season for the 2017 financial year largely complete, most analysts agree that ASX200 company profits have been steady if not spectacular. Of the 139 ASX-listed companies with a June reporting date, 119 had reported results by Friday. Commsec research shows that around 90% of reporting companies have made […]
The Australian stock market is falling behind the rest of the world
Markets

Here’s what happens to stock markets when the world goes to war

History suggests market shocks from geo-political events typically don’t last, according to AMP chief economist Shane Oliver. Escalating tensions between the US and North Korea last week caused volatility in global markets, although the threat of conflict appears to have eased for now. “The risk of war has grown but […]
Here’s what happens to stock markets when the world goes to war
Markets

SHANE OLIVER: The 9 bad habits of highly ineffective investors

In the upside-down world logic that applies to much of investing, there are a bunch of mistakes investors often make which makes it harder for them to reach their financial goals. Many of them are based on common sense rules of thumb that turn out to be wrong. As investment […]
SHANE OLIVER: The 9 bad habits of highly ineffective investors