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Investor Signposts: MYEFO & wealth data due

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· The seasonal slowdown in economic and financial events will be in evidence over the coming fortnight. There are few indicators that can truly be regarded as ‘top shelf’. https://youtu.be/j1k32uA9Uto Show More

Investor Signposts: Housing & capital expenditure data dominate

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In Australia the month of November finishes with a raft of housing data releases. And a key focus for investors will be the private capital expenditure quarterly data which feeds into the Australian economic growth (GDP) report the following week. Show More

Investor Signposts: Reserve Bank dominates proceedings

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· If it wasn’t for the Reserve Bank, the domestic calendar in the coming week would be decidedly thin. In the US, there are few key events in a holiday-shortened week. Minutes of the last central bank policymaking meetings are released in Australia and the US. https://youtu.be/MWuj03MxOSc Show More

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Investor Signposts: Week Beginning November 12 2017

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A busy week lies ahead in Australia. The labour market dominates the economic agenda with employment and wages data released. The week kicks off in Australia on Monday when the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) releases September credit card lending data. Card balances are at the lowest level since December... Show More

Investor Signposts: Retail trade & US Fed decision the highlights

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· The key monthly measures on economic activity are scheduled for release in Australia, US and China in the coming week. Show More

Investor Signposts: Week Beginning October 22 2017

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Inflation readings dominate in Australia in the coming week. The Consumer Price Index is issued on Wednesday with trade prices (exports and imports) on Thursday and business inflation – producer prices – to be released on Friday. Show More

Investor Signposts: Job market in focus

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There are two events that stand out in Australia in the coming week. The first is the minutes of the last Reserve Bank Board meeting on Tuesday. And the second is the monthly job report on Thursday. https://youtu.be/ilHfNZ75kaE Show More

Investor Signposts: Housing finance & RBA Financial Stability Review due

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Gauges of business and consumer sentiment are in focus in the week ahead together with measures of personal lending – home loans and credit card debt. In the US, inflation and retail sales data and minutes from the past Federal Reserve meeting are the events to watch. Show More

Economic Insights: Biggest monthly fall in retail trade in seven years

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Retail trade fell 0.6 per cent in August after a downwardly-revised fall of 0.2 per cent in July. Sales had averaged gains of 0.4 per cent a month in the previous four months. Annual sales growth fell from 3.5 per cent to 3.1 per cent. https://youtu.be/rvlx0Xoyn8g Show More

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Investor Signposts: Almost a dozen key indicators due

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Investor Signposts: Business investment, house prices & US jobs data due

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Every change in seasons is ushered in with a barrage of economic data. So with the profit reporting season coming to an end, now it is time for the Spring economic data reporting season. Business investment and home prices are the highlights in Australia in the coming week. Show More

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Investor Signposts: Quiet week ahead on the economic front

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To say there is a quiet week in prospect for economic data borders on under-statement – certainly a very, very quiet week lies ahead in Australia. Show More

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Investor Signposts: Spotlight on Australian wages data

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CommSec Senior Economist Savanth Sebastian takes a look at the economic events scheduled for the week ahead, including the Wage Price Index, Employment data, US FOMC Minutes and China retail sales, FAI & Industrial Production data. Show More

Investor Signposts: Reserve Bank in the spotlight

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CommSec Chief Economist Craig James takes a look at the economic events scheduled for the week ahead, including home prices, the RBA Board meeting and the RBA Statement on Monetary Policy. Show More

Investor Signposts: Week Beginning July 23 2017

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CommSec Chief Economist Craig James takes a look at the economic events scheduled for the week ahead, including the CommSec State of the States report, Australian inflation, US GDP growth and the US Federal Reserve rates meeting. https://youtu.be/Zz08OtD3qO4 Show More

Economic Insights: Cash rate remains on hold in July

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The Reserve Bank has left the cash rate on hold at 1.5% in July as widely expected. CommSec expects rates to stay on hold throughout the 2017/18 financial year. Show More

Investor Signposts: Reserve Bank Board meets; Top shelf indicators return

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CommSec Chief Economist Craig James takes a look at the economic events scheduled for the week ahead, including RBA Board Meeting, Retail Sales and International Trade data. Show More

Economic Insights: Record economic expansion continues

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The economy grew by 0.3% in the March quarter - in line with market expectations. Annual economic growth eased from 2.4% to 1.7%. The outlook is encouraging with strong infrastructure spending & demand for our exports to support growth. Show More

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Reserve Bank is upbeat on the business sector

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The Reserve Bank has left the cash rate at a record low of 1.50 per cent for the 10th straight month (ninth meeting). The Reserve Bank has maintained its “neutral stance” – meaning that rate hikes are as likely as rate cuts in the period ahead. In practice though no... Show More

Economic Insights - RBA keeps cash rate on hold

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The central bank has left the cash rate on hold at 1.5% in March. CommSec expects the RBA will likely stay on the interest rate sidelines throughout 2017 Show More

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