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Nine rules for investors to keep in mind

22 Sep 2015 AMP Capital by Shane Oliver Investing during times of market stress and volatility can be difficult. For this reason it’s useful for investors to keep a key set of things – call them rules – in mind.

How serious is the threat from the emerging world?

10 Sep 2015 AMP Capital by Shane Oliver Dr Shane Oliver from AMP explores the weakness in the growth of emerging markets and whether this signals a repeat of the last major financial crisis.

Megatrends for investors

9 Jun 2015 AMP Capital by Shane Oliver It’s part of human nature to give more weight to the short term rather than the long term. The desire for instant gratification...

What is risk in investing?

1 Apr 2015 Dr Shane Oliver (Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist - AMP Capital) by Shane Oliver What is risk? Surely that is a stupid question as everyone knows what risk is when it comes to investing...

China - the usual worries, but no boom and no bust

18 Mar 2015 AMP Capital - Dr Shane Oliver by Shane Oliver Chinese economic data is off to a soft start this year. However, there are reasons for optimism that growth this year will still come in “around 7%”.

Expect the cash rate to fall to 2% in the months ahead.

4 Feb 2015 AMP Capital by Shane Oliver The RBA was right to cut interest rates again. Growth is too low and inflation is benign. Expect the cash rate to fall to 2% in the months ahead. Record low borrowing rates, the lower $A and the boost to spending power from lower fuel prices should help boost growth to 3% or just over into next year.

Greece and the ECB - is the Eurozone crisis about to make a comeback?

27 Jan 2015 AMP Capital by Shane Oliver While Syriza has won the Greek election, a Grexit is not the most likely outcome. Even if Greece were to exit the Euro, peripheral Europe is now in far better shape than in 2010-12 and Eurozone defence mechanisms are stronger. While the Euro likely has more downside, Eurozone shares are attractive reflecting relatively cheap valuations, the likelihood of stronger growth ahead and very easy ECB monetary conditions.

Fed, US rates & what it means for investors

18 Sep 2014 AMP Capital by Shane Oliver The impending end of the US Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing (QE) program and when it will start to raise interest rates are looming large for investors. Very easy global monetary conditions, led by the Fed, have been a constant for the last six years helping the global recovery since the GFC.

Australia's 2014-15 Federal Budget – heading back to surplus

14 May 2014 by Shane Oliver

Why investors need to be wary of crowds

12 Feb 2014 by Shane Oliver

Sometimes being at one with a crowd can be nice, eg at rock concerts it adds to the ambience and safety in numbers can provide comfort. However, when crowds turn they can be dangerous and you might get trampled! In fact a wariness of crowds is essential to successful investing.

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