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Angela Ashton

On Tuesday the ABS released December quarter property price data revealing that established house prices across the nation's capitals fell by 5.5% throughout 2018, faster than any twelve month period - including during the GFC. Our wire in December (‘How far is housing from fair value?’) analysed a few different valuation... Show More

Christopher Joye

I was proud to be able to help ScoMo develop his new and globally unique policy to invest an initial $2 billion into small business loans to reduce the cost of this credit, improve accessibility, and encourage competition all the while making a bucket load---tens of millions of dollars---of profits... Show More

Bob  Sahota

Appetite for alternative defensive allocations continues to grow as investors seek new ways to preserve capital and generate stable income. This is supported by a number of factors such as the current low interest rate environment resulting in low absolute yields, as well as recent increases in public market volatility.... Show More

Michael  Doble

Everyone shops on the Internet these days, don’t they? That’s why Armageddon looms for retailers and therefore investors in retail property. If you’re looking for a reason why the share price of Retail AREITs in the ASX 300 are down 2.3% over the last two years, there’s your answer. Show More

Nicholas Sproats

My outlook for Australian residential property in 2017 is that it is NOT going to be good year. We’ve had a monumental rise in the sector over the last 3 years. Sometimes this kind of run can go on for a fourth year, but the gradient is concerning. Like with... Show More

Australia’s interest rates are around 175 basis points higher than the US, giving the RBA plenty of room to cut rates further to devalue the Australian dollar. However, the RBA is certainly not the only central bank trying to achieve a lower currency. Angus Coote, Executive Director at Jamieson Coote... Show More

Mathan Somasundaram

Aussie market started negative on global sentiment and then ran into global investor selling after employment data directly from the “Never Never Land”. ABS announced that Australia created over 70,000 new jobs while consensus expectations were for a loss of 10,000 jobs. The market is going to remain volatile till... Show More

Livewire News

Stephen Long, the economic correspondent at the ABC says investors should “be sceptical” about the Australian jobs numbers that were just released for October. He says “the seasonally adjusted labour force estimates from the Australian Bureau of Statistics for October sound incredible and they should be treated as just that:... Show More