News and interviews on Shane Oliver including trends, features, blogs and community conversations from an Australian business perspective.
Monday, 22 February 2010
Australia’s listed companies are just past the halfway mark in the half-yearly reporting season and so far the news is pretty good.
Monday, 08 February 2010
Picking the short-term market moves is currently very difficult, as bulls and bears take it in turns to dominate. Longer term, however, the picture is much clearer.
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
While Australian entrepreneurs are entering 2010 with a renewed sense of confidence, there are still economic hurdles.
As investors enter 2010 with renewed confidence, the need for diversity and careful cost control will dictate which investment products will be popular.
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
To help give you a bit of inspiration and brainfood over the Christmas break, we've prepared our annual summer reading guide.
Monday, 14 December 2009
Patient investors have seen some recovery in their wealth after the losses of 2008, but we're not out of the woods just yet.
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
No matter how much economic and investment issues change, there will always be a cycle. In other words, history may not repeat but it does rhyme.
Monday, 16 November 2009
There is much talk about a ‘double dip’ back into recession in the US, dragging back down the global economy and hence shares and other assets.
Tuesday, 03 November 2009
Since peaking in late 2007, commercial property prices have fallen by around 20% as a result of the GFC. But the outlook looks promising.
Wednesday, 07 October 2009
There is no easy way to predict the market, but it pays to follow four golden rules.
Monday, 14 September 2009
With the economic emergency sparked by the GFC now fading, interest rates will soon start to rise, with Australia likely leading the way.
Monday, 24 August 2009
Despite being warned to brace themselves for the worst profit reporting season in two decades, investors have been pleasantly surprised. What's up with the economy?
Monday, 10 August 2009
Despite Australian house prices avoiding big declines in the wake of sharp falls in US and UK, it's hard to see the housing bubble starting up again.
Monday, 27 July 2009
Two consecutive years of negative returns from growth assets have many investors quaking in their boots, but these slumps are completely normal.
Thursday, 16 July 2009
With conflicting data emerging - last quarter’s GDP rose while business investment was weak - the question is: where exactly are we placed in this downturn?
Monday, 06 July 2009
After two years of big losses, investors have plenty of reason to be worried about the outlook for shares. But many concerns look to be overblown.
Monday, 22 June 2009
While share prices are likely to remain volatile for some time, the long-term trend appears to be heading in the right direction.
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Borrowers on variable rate mortgages have typically done better than those with fixed rates. But with rates at historical lows, is now the right time to fix?
Monday, 15 June 2009
A new study shows wealthy Australians are set to pump more money into the sharemarket. It’s another little sign of an emerging recovery.
Friday, 12 June 2009
Investing in the current climate is not easy, but following the crowd or rules of thumb can mean missing opportunities or losing money.