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Implications of a green future

Australia’s electricity system is undergoing unprecedented change arising from the proliferation of renewable energy generation, but our existing energy system is not designed to cope with such rapid transition.

Solving for 2021: The world after the coronavirus

Neuberger Berman's senior investment leaders look to the coming year in the global economy and markets and identify key themes they anticipate will guide investment decisions in 2021.

BetaShares’ Top 3 global tactical trades using ETFS

Chief Economist, David Bassanese, outlines what he considers to be three alternative global investment opportunities and how to access some of the 98% of investment opportunities that are outside of Australia.

'China tech' and concentration risk in emerging markets

Like tech in the US, a few Chinese internet behemoths have become increasingly dominant in the emerging market cap-weighted index, Realindex Investments reports.

Five reasons why Australian shares are likely to outperform in the year ahead

This note provides an update and looks at five reasons why the Australian economy is well placed for a solid recovery in 2021 and why Australian shares are likely to be relative outperformers versus global shares.

Water disruption: investment risk from multiple angles

Water itself isn’t just an economic policy issue and risk arising from population growth and climate change. This paper outlines how water is impacting the day-to-day operations of investee companies and how they are thinking through their own business models and business risk.

Three big market changes in recent weeks

(Written prior to the US election) Perpetual’s Multi Asset team share their perspectives on the most recent developments of the continuously-evolving Coronavirus situation and the related implications on financial markets, the global economy and policy responses.

A Perpetual view of the US election

For a view of the US election result and the effect on the stock markets and the economies of the US and Australia, we’re talking with three of Perpetual's investment specialists and researchers.

Airlines: After the COVID nosedive

In March 2020, air travel as the public knew it changed forever due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The challenges faced by airlines are significant but there are reasons to invest selectively now.

Guide to market recoveries: How to stay focused on long-term success

While bear markets can be difficult, they can also be periods of opportunity. To help put recent markets into perspective, this report outlines three facts about market recoveries and three mistakes that investors should avoid.

An enduring solution for low yields

Investor portfolios built on a dividend-focused strategy will need to be 100% allocated to equities and greatly elevate their portfolio risk, to meet most income needs in the current low yield environment.

The 2020-21 Australian Budget

Last year's “back in black and back on track” budget was all about delivering the long-awaited budget surplus. This year, it’s spend, spend, spend as the focus remains on recovery and jobs, jobs, jobs.

Most viewed in recent weeks

400th Edition Special: 45 of the best investment ideas

Over eight years since February 2013, Firstlinks has become a leading financial newsletter, publishing thousands of articles from hundreds of writers. To mark this milestone, 45 experts have joined the celebration for our 400th edition bringing their best investing ideas for the next few years.

Four bubbly market pockets show heightened risk for investors

At the top of every market, there are signs that investors look back on and say the excesses were obvious. While many parts of the market are fairly valued, here are four bubbles which show irrational exuberance.

Turning point: the 2020s baby boom retirement surge

Every week, 2,500 Australians retire, or at least, reach the age of 65, and 2021-2027 will represent the peak years of the baby boom retirement surge. Longevity of life comes with dangers and opportunities.

How long will my retirement savings last?

Many self-funded retirees will outlive their savings as most men and women now aged 65 will survive at least another 20 years. Compare your spending with how much you earn to see how long your money will last.

The world in 2030: Six investing tips for the next decade

Six portfolio managers look at how life may change by the end of the decade and how shifting trends are influencing their investment decisions. It's an optimistic view of the world in 2030 as a better place.

The equity of government support for retirement income

Claims about the inequity of super tax concessions and the advantages for high income earners miss a fundamental point. It's fairer with more realistic assumptions on the value of future payments.

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