Learn To Invest
Stocks Special Reports LICs Credit Funds ETFs Tools SMSFs
Video Archive Article Archive
News Stocks Special Reports Funds ETFs Features SMSFs Learn
About

Credit Basics

High household debt is nothing to worry about, says a new report from the Reserve Bank of Australia, which suggests incomes are sufficient to service the rising debt levels.

Fairly priced for the current low rate environment.

It’s not just sports fans paying close attention to Japan, which is in the midst of hosting Asia’s first Rugby World Cup and gearing up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The hunt for yield just got tougher as the RBA cut the cash rate to a historic low of 0.75 per cent, reducing the cost of borrowing for the third time in five months.

Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud founded a company that offered investors up to 9pc a year, but now they are braced for a 97pc capital loss.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has today touched-down in Hanoi, at a time when strained US-China trade relations could transform Vietnam from a holiday destination to an Asia-Pacific economic hub.

China's economic slowdown began before the trade war and the Middle Kingdom is using it to justify slower growth, a new Morningstar report suggests.

China branded ‘currency manipulator’ by US for letting its currency fall to a 10-year low against the dollar, spooking local and global markets.

It has been an impressive year for gold and further gains in its price can be expected as investors pile into the precious metal renowned as a safe haven asset, writes VanEck's Arian Neiron.

A small collection of large companies, such as Google and Facebook, wield too much influence on economies and wages, says the International Monetary Fund in a new report.

The new UK Prime Minister is expected to cut taxes and boost spending, but a lack of clarity on Brexit is holding back UK shares and the pound.

Now could be the time for investors to consider whether hedging offshore investments is the best approach, with expectations the Australian dollar will follow official interest rates lower.

Investor demand for Australian shares should continue amid ongoing support from low interest rates and other fundamentals, say economists from Commsec and AMP Capital.

We look at what this week's historic cut in interest rates might mean for investors and how Morningstar and a few other commentators intepret the RBA's actions.

There's a fundamental reason for the diversification feature of bonds, but there are some risks to be aware of and you need to differentiate between government and corporate bonds.

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.