We are working less while living longer
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The ageing of our society raises a host of difficult issues, most of which are studiously avoided by our current crop of populist political leaders. So while they’re building up the courage to confront some ugly economic realities of the ageing of our society, I’d like to add another consideration. It’s a set of numbers…

Is Donald Trump’s honeymoon with investors over?
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Donald Trump has wasted no time executing new policies as the American President – but will they backfire? In an Oliver’s Insight, Dr. Shane Oliver, chief economist of AMP Capital, discusses the potential backlash from investors, HERE’S WHAT HE SAID:  Since the US election last November US and global shares rallied around 8% and Australian shares rallied…

The perils of investor information overload
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There is such a thing as too much information. Accessibility to information from the media and apps can add to the confusion. Recently Dr. Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital discussed the information overload that many investors face. Here’s what he had to say: A decade or so ago a…

The investment outlook – it’s not all that bad! Here are nine reasons why
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There’s no denying we are living in uncertain times, each time we turn on the news or open the paper there’s anther frightening headline.  Yet whilst it seems that world events are having a significant negative affect on the investment market, the reality isn’t quite so grim. This is what is discussed by Dr. Shane Oliver,…

Why diversifying investments is for the ignorant
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It makes sense to diversify your investments – doesn’t it?  Well NO – not really. I know most financial planners and many books recommend, “Diversify, diversify, diversify.” Yet I’ve found most successful investors, business people and entrepreneurs don’t diversify. They specialise – they find one thing they’re good at and do it over and over…

Invest Your Time Wisely
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People act like they’ve got all the time in the world, oblivious to the fact that the hourglass is running out of sand. They waste time when they could educate themselves. They entertain when they should focus. A recent survey of Americans revealed how they really spend their time online. Here are the results –…

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