The mental health, family life and physical health of a large proportion of Australians are being adversely affected by financial issues. In our recent report, ‘The Value of Advice’ we surveyed 2,000 Australians, to take a pulse of Australia’s financial and overall wellbeing and highlight the positive impacts of financial advice beyond potential monetary gains. Read it here.
The Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak has delivered an exogenous shock to China’s economy, one that has ramifications for global growth. The depth of the damage will depend on how long activity remains suppressed, but the impact is transitory. For investors, the crucial variable is the scope of the stimulus response from Beijing.
Last week, Fidelity’s annual Analyst Survey was released and it was interesting to see what's changed in the weeks between the survey data being collected and its publication. So is current market volatility being driven by sentiment or fact?
Decisions need data. And the Analyst Survey, taken by our 151 analysts, provides mountains of it. Behind the charts, articles and infographics are more than 12,000 data points that describe the hopes and fears of corporate managers, their spending plans and even the impact of climate change on businesses.
It’s no secret that many of us worry about money. The full extent of our concerns has now been revealed in new research that shows that almost half of us worry about money at least weekly, with one in four worrying at least daily. So why are we so worried about the folding stuff?