Ryan Felsman

Investor Signposts: Week Beginning January 7 2018

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CommSec Senior Economist Ryan Felsman takes a look at the economic events scheduled for the week ahead, including retail sales, job ads and building approvals. Show More

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The International Monetary Fund tips global economic growth to lift from 3.6 per cent in 2017 to 3.7 per cent in 2018. The key issue is whether the low growth rates of prices and wages will continue, thus prompting central banks to remain on the monetary policy sidelines. Show More

Economy-wide spending posts solid gains

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The Commonwealth Bank Business Sales Indicator (BSI) rose by 0.6% in trend terms in November after a 0.5% increase in October and 0.4% growth in September. Show More

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

Economy growing at fastest pace in 15 months

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The Australian economy grew by 0.6% in the September quarter, missing consensus forecasts for growth of 0.7%. Annual economic growth came in at 2.8% - the fastest pace since June 2016. Show More

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Christmas bells? Retail rebounds

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Retail sales rose by 0.5% in October after climbing 0.1% in September – the strongest outcome in five months. The result was better than the 0.3% rise economists had been expecting. 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