aussie housing, investing in tourism, assessing policy options and limits, and safer real estate
The articles in this month’s edition of Market Watch:
Australian housing: Vulnerable but not crashing
The big picture view on Australian residential property is well known: Australian housing is expensive by global standards and the surge in home prices has gone hand-in-hand with a surge in household debt. What is the likelihood of a crash and what would this mean for investors?
Tourist attraction: Investing in Australia’s surging visitor numbers
Record numbers of visitors pouring into Australia suggest flights full of free-spending tourists landing at crowded airports around the country, cramming through immigration to dash to the nearest shopping centre and lift the nation’s retail sales figures as quickly as possible. So how busy are we and how are we capturing the investment theme of visitor spending?
One way to assess policy options and limits
Faced with the difficulty of what to do when cash rates reach the lower bound of zero, central bankers have responded with attempts to twist the yield curve; purchases of government bonds, corporate bonds and equities; direct loans into the banking system; and most recently, negative interest rates. In some countries, these moves have been accompanied by explicit requests from the central bank that governments become more active in fiscal policy. What do these non-traditional policy tools reflect and what is the Policy Inflexibility Index?
4 reasons why listed real estate is now safer if a downturn hits
Advisers who moved their clients into listed real estate after the GFC made a brave call, given that investors in the sector suffered terribly during the economic turmoil. How is the global listed real estate sector better prepared, and what are the four key factors supporting this notion of resilience?
This information is provided by Invest Blue Limited (ABN 91 100 874 744). The information contained in this article is of general nature only and does not take into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular person. Therefore, before making any decision, you should consider the appropriateness of the advice with regards to those matters and seek personal financial, tax and/or legal advice prior to acting on this information. Read our Financial Services Guide for information about our services, including the fees and other benefits that AMP companies and their representatives may receive in relations to products and services provided to you.
This website contains information that is general in nature. It does not take into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular person. You need to consider your financial situation and needs before making any decisions based on this information.
Invest Blue Limited (ABN 91 100 874 744) and Subsidiaries trading as Invest Blue, is an Authorised Representative and Credit Representative of AMP Financial Planning Pty Limited ABN 89 051 208 327, Australian Financial Services Licence and Australian Credit Licence No. 232706
Cornerstone Financial Group Pty Ltd (t/a Invest Blue Lending) ABN 92 099 426 507 is authorised under LM Broker Services Pty Ltd Australian Credit Licence 517192.