The certainties of the previous age have certainly given us a conundrum today: the prices of financial assets have risen steadily, the world is running out of stuff that we need, and yet we are struggling to dispose of the things that we don’t. So where to from here?
With Australians living longer and the cash rate at an unprecedented low it's obvious that a fundamental shift in the investment strategies offered to Australians will be required to meet the needs of future retirees.
Australians are increasingly buying their first home at an older age. And what may be influencing their decision may be lower return expectations of first home buyers versus older generations. Anthony Doyle investigates in chart of the week.
Investors are weighing up what 2020 may bring for emerging markets (EM). Like the years that went before, 2019 was not short of headlines but despite these we believe EM offers an abundance of structural growth opportunities.
The first year of the new decade is shaping up for a relatively benign economic outlook, but returns in 2020 will depend on a variety of different factors. Our investment experts share their views on outlook for the global economy, equities, fixed income, multi asset and real estate.