march 2017 market watch

March 14th 2017

Japanese traveler on a train overlooking the window

The articles in this month’s edition of Market Watch:

Super changes are coming – 2 things you can do now

With new regulations set to become part of Australian superannuation law, some of the rules around super contributions and the tax breaks available will change. Know what is changing and how you can act now to take advantage. Read more.

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Exchange traded funds are only set to grow

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are increasingly becoming a crucial part of an investor’s toolkit, offering exposure to factor tilts and different asset classes and geographies in a highly liquid, simple and cost-effective manner. They have proved incredibly popular with investors and financial advisers – so how do they work? Read more.

The megatrend set to depress yields for decades

One of the world’s megatrends – an aging global population – will put a cap on yield rises over the very long term. So what does that mean for investment advice? Read more.

Japanese investors flock to infrastructure assets

Since the Japanese ‘bubble economy’ burst at the end of the 1980s, it has seen sub-par growth, recessions, deflation and a secular bear market in shares and property. These events have had a lasting impact on the funds management industry and on the long-term asset allocation strategies of Japanese institutional investors. So where are they looking to now? Read more.

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About the Author

Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Economics and Chief Economist at AMP Capital is responsible for AMP Capital’s diversified investment funds. He also provides economic forecasts and analysis of key variables and issues affecting, or likely to affect, all asset markets.


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