There's a lot of debate in the superannuation industry about what constitutes an 'adequate' contribution rate.
When Australia’s High Court ruled deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce ineligible to sit in Parliament because of his dual New Zealand citizenship, the decision briefly sent tremors through equity and currency markets. It was a clear reminder that political risk matters to markets.
The disappointing retail sales figures from the last quarter could be just the tip of the iceberg for those watching the retail sector heading into Christmas, reckons Dermot Ryan, AMP Capital’s Portfolio Manager – Australian Equities.
Regardless of whether you think climate change exists or not, the flux when it comes to energy policies is having unintended consequences beyond high energy prices.
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Nobel prize-winning economists do not usually have a lot to say to everyday investors.
This year is different.
Professor Richard Thaler won the Nobel memorial prize for economics for his work in behavioural economics. In short, he won for the understanding he has brought to the way 'real' people think and react when making financial decisions.
It's been a generation since inflation last ravaged Australia, with costs for ordinary consumer goods rising on a seemingly daily basis. Indeed, in the wake of the global financial crisis, inflation in many countries has been lower than policymakers would like.