Israel/Iran fears and rate cut uncertainty – shares are vulnerable to a bout of volatility but here’s five reasons why the trend will likely remain up

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Key points After strong gains, shares are vulnerable to a pull back or more volatile/constrained returns than seen so far this year. The key threats at present are Iran’s attack

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Weekly economic and market update – week ending 12 April, 2024

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Investment markets and key developments Shares had another rough ride over the last week as higher than expected US inflation saw expectations for Fed rate cuts further pushed out and

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Seven things you need to know about the Australian property market

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Key points The Australian housing market remains far more complicated than optimists and doomsters portray it to be. Australian housing is expensive and highly indebted; but it’s very diverse; mortgage

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Weekly economic and market update – week ending 28 February, 2024

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Investment markets and key developments US and European shares rose further over the past week helped by okay economic data and expectations for rate cuts this year. News from central

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Seven lasting impacts from the COVID pandemic

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Key points Seven key lasting impacts from the Coronavirus pandemic are: “bigger” government; tighter labour markets; reduced globalisation and increased geopolitical tensions; higher inflation; worse housing affordability; working from home;

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Weekly economic and market update – week ending 22 March, 2024

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Investment markets and key developments US, European and Japanese shares rose to new record highs over the last week helped by solid economic data, further falls in inflation and indications

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Weekly economic and market update – week ending 18 March, 2024

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Shares were mixed over the last week. US and Eurozone shares rose to new record highs, with US inflation not as high as feared even though money market expectations for

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Bitcoin to infinity and beyond…again

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After another 80% or so plunge from its high in 2021 to its low in 2022, Bitcoin has rebounded again to a new record high. The next chart shows Bitcoin’s

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Weekly economic and market update – week ending 8 March, 2024

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Investment markets and key developments US and Eurozone shares rose to new record highs over the last week as the ECB and Fed provided dovish comments, flagging rate cuts ahead.

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21 great investment quotes

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Introduction Investing can be scary and confusing at times. But the basic principles of successful investing are timeless and quotes from experts help illuminate these. This note revisits a series

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