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Vanguard economic and market outlook for 2022: Striking a better balance

Although the COVID-19 pandemic will remain a critical factor in 2022, the outlook for macroeconomic policy will likely be more crucial.

Global equities in 2022 and beyond

The sharp rebound in economic activity over the last year has been driven by the extraordinary amount of post-pandemic stimulus. The pace of economic growth is now slowing, and that’s because stimulus has faded.

The role of bonds in a low-yield environment

This paper from Vanguard explores how bonds act as shock absorbers for portfolios when equity markets are under stress.

Australian Ethical Sustainability Report for 2021

Australian Ethical has expanded its reporting to take a deeper look at its advocacy initiatives, climate action, alignment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), community support and people and culture highlights.

Five reasons to expect a cooling property market and falling prices in 2023

The main drivers behind the expected slowdown in Australian home prices are: worsening affordability; rising supply; rising rates; macro prudential tightening; and a rotation in spending away from housing. The main risk on the upside would be a fast return to pre-covid immigration.

The Long View: The Peak in Peaks

In the latest ‘Anatomy of  a Recession’ series, ClearBridge Investments says that as the global economy normalises, U.S. growth should weather the peak in peaks and remain above trend for the following 12 to 18 months.

The rise of the middle class in Asia

Asia is at an inflection point too important to ignore. It is already the world’s largest economic region and is forecast to deliver around two thirds of global growth over the next two decades.

The case for a strategic allocation to EMD in Australian portfolios

With equity valuations at all-time highs, fixed income yields at or near historic lows and volatility top of mind for investors, the emerging market debt (EMD) asset class may warrant a closer look for Australian investors.

Asset Allocation Committee Outlook 4Q 2021

The immediate hurdles that we believe investors need to clear include supply disruptions and rising input costs, tighter fiscal and monetary conditions, and threats to growth in China. But which markets do we favor when core government bond yields remain so low?

Fixed Income Investment Outlook 4Q 2021

A potential default in China and shifting policy in Europe have been key developments in an environment of volatility and higher yields. Investors should focus on reorienting portfolios in light of the 'two-way' investment environment that will likely emerge in 2022.

Martin Currie: Investing to improve lives

At Martin Currie our purpose is Investing to Improve Lives. Whether as stewards of our clients’ capital, as investors in equity markets or as members of our local and global communities, we never forget the responsibilities our work brings.

Investing under uncertain inflation

Important questions for investors during this spike in inflation: How long will higher inflation persist, how do you protect your portfolio from it and what do you do if central banks do a U-turn and try to control it?

Most viewed in recent weeks

Lessons when a fund manager of the year is down 25%

Every successful fund manager suffers periods of underperformance, and investors who jump from fund to fund chasing results are likely to do badly. Selecting a manager is a long-term decision but what else?

2022 election survey results: disillusion and disappointment

In almost 1,000 responses, our readers differ in voting intentions versus polling of the general population, but they have little doubt who will win and there is widespread disappointment with our politics.

Now you can earn 5% on bonds but stay with quality

Conservative investors who want the greater capital security of bonds can now lock in 5% but they should stay at the higher end of credit quality. Rises in rates and defaults mean it's not as easy as it looks.

30 ETFs in one ecosystem but is there a favourite?

In the last decade, ETFs have become a mainstay of many portfolios, with broad market access to most asset types, as well as a wide array of sectors and themes. Is there a favourite of a CEO who oversees 30 funds?

Betting markets as election predictors

Believe it or not, betting agencies are in the business of making money, not predicting outcomes. Is there anything we can learn from the current odds on the election results?

Meg on SMSFs – More on future-proofing your fund

Single-member SMSFs face challenges where the eventual beneficiaries (or support team in the event of incapacity) will be the member’s adult children. Even worse, what happens if one or more of the children live overseas?

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