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Outlook 2023: An investor’s guide to the year ahead

Markets want to believe that central banks will blink and change direction, negotiating the economy towards a soft landing. But in our view, a hard landing remains the most likely outcome in 2023.

Disruptive Technology Views: Web3

This edition of Disruptive Technology Views explores the megatrend “expanding power of the crowd”; explains Web3 “tokenomic” supply; and introduces “QuantaVenture” capital, a new approach to venture capital.

Growth that matters: investing in a world in transition

Today, interdecadal shifts are happening on three fronts – inflation, interest rates and geopolitics, triggering a change in equity market leadership (from growth to value stocks). In this paper, four Capital Group investment professionals share their thoughts on the global economy and how they are investing in a world in transition.

Fixed income: Volatility and uncertainty here to stay

Two words come to mind when describing fixed income markets at present: volatility and uncertainty. The macro factors influencing the current environment include COVID's legacy, war in Ukraine, high inflation, tightening monetary policy and a strong dollar.

Long-term 'signal' versus short-term 'noise'

This in-depth paper explores Hyperion's portfolios' recent underperformance and why the macro environment should be more favourable to the fund's investment style as we move from growth abundance to growth scarcity.

Quarterly ETF report September 2022

The Australian ETF market attracted $3.5 billion in new investments during the September quarter, while assets under management remained steady at around $121.5 billion. Inflation and central bank policy remained the focus for markets.

ESG Global Study 2022

Many investors are contemplating how to integrate ESG issues into their investment decisions. For our latest ESG study, we surveyed over 1,100 global professionals, including advisors, consultants and intermediaries to obtain in-depth ESG insights, thoughts on ESG trends and views regarding ESG regulation.

Attractive opportunities remain across four key credit markets

It has been a challenging year for fixed income markets in 2022 amid rising inflation and slowing global growth. While uncertainty is likely to remain elevated, today’s starting yields offer an attractive entry point for long-term investors.

The long and short of investing in volatile markets

A challenging macroeconomic backdrop of rising inflation and interest rates has tested investor patience over 2022 and global recession fears have done little to help. This paper discusses developments with Perpetual's long-short funds and thoughts on the past reporting season.

The 2022-23 Federal Budget in brief

The budget’s announcements are broadly in line with media reporting over recent days and mostly reflect a number of election commitments. The Treasurer announced key policy initiatives in childcare, aged care, university and vocational education places and lowering prescription costs.

In the Fed, we trust

Investors are deep in the inflation era. The question is, how deep? Are we up to our knees, our waist or our necks? And is the depth subsiding?

Practical application of ESG and investment strategy

Affording significant weight to ESG for investment decisions is prudent for real estate investors regardless of whether they have altruistic or financial motivations given that ESG-based strategies deliver superior long-term capital protection, creation and growth.

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Meg on SMSFs: Clearing up confusion on the $3 million super tax

There seems to be more confusion than clarity about the mechanics of how the new $3 million super tax is supposed to work. Here is an attempt to answer some of the questions from my previous work on the issue. 

Welcome to Firstlinks Edition 566 with weekend update

Here are 10 rules for staying happy and sharp as we age, including socialise a lot, never retire, learn a demanding skill, practice gratitude, play video games (specific ones), and be sure to reminisce.

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Australian housing is twice as expensive as the US

A new report suggests Australian housing is twice as expensive as that of the US and UK on a price-to-income basis. It also reveals that it’s cheaper to live in New York than most of our capital cities.

The catalyst for a LICs rebound

The discounts on listed investment vehicles are at historically wide levels. There are lots of reasons given, including size and liquidity, yet there's a better explanation for the discounts, and why a rebound may be near.

How not to run out of money in retirement

The life expectancy tables used throughout the financial advice and retirement industry have issues and you need to prepare for the possibility of living a lot longer than you might have thought. Plan accordingly.

The iron law of building wealth

The best way to lose money in markets is to chase the latest stock fad. Conversely, the best way to build wealth is by pursuing a timeless investment strategy that won’t be swayed by short-term market gyrations.

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