Politics: An important investing subject

Here are three key observations on the state of uncertain global markets and Australia’s investing landscape post-election 2016.

Summary: As we approach the budget and federal election, we know there are a number of changes that will affect investors if Bill Shorten was to win and employ the Labor platform, which is not friendly to investors. I fear that Turnbull appears to be accident-prone at the start of this election campaign, and a potential change of government will affect negative gearing and capital gains tax.

Key take out: Global uncertainty is being reflected in the prices of gold and copper – the yellow metal has benefitted as investors look for a defensive hedge, while copper has not performed well, despite stimulus from central banks.


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