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Neither cash, infrastructure funds or even corporate bonds provide investors with true underlying defensive structures during peak market stress, warns Colchester’s Keith Lloyd.

The results of India's general election are in and Prime Minister Modi has secured a second term in office.

The RBA has left the official interest rates unchanged at 1.5 per cent, resisting pressure to cut before the election and extending the record run of inactivity on rates to 33 months.

The Fed may have left interest rates unchanged but it's no time to get complacent as debt continues to grow and monetary stimulus is no longer a tailwind, says Jim Cielinski.

Upcoming elections are being blamed for the Indian stock market lagging 11 per cent behind the wider MSCI Emerging markets index so far this year.

If the UK leaves the European Union with a Brexit deal, the Governor of the Bank of England is likely to make a policy mistake by hiking interest rates, say two multi-asset fund managers.

Federal Labor would introduce its changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax by 1 January next year if the party wins the May election.

The yield curve – a leading economic indicator that has accurately predicted the past five US recessions - inverted Friday fuelling fears of a global economic downturn.

The big banks are unlikely to pass on the full amount of any RBA rate cut, opting instead to protect their bottom lines in the face of falling interest rate margins, according to UBS.

The Reserve Bank says economic risks from household debt and the housing market slowdown have increased over the past five months, but not enough to set alarm bells ringing.

Australian government revenue is tipped to beat official forecasts by almost $3 billion when the federal budget is handed down next month.

Mortgage brokers will continue receiving trail commissions beyond 2020 under a federal coalition government, with Josh Frydenberg revealing a plan to scrap them has been dropped.