1. Understanding the Fed's dovish turn

    The US Federal Reserve surprised markets recently with a large and unexpected policy change. The new normal will be a US policy rate close to or just below 3%.

    Nouriel Roubini | 19-03-19 | More
  2. 2019 Markets Summit - my key take outs

    My key takeout was that perhaps markets entered an inflection point through 2018 and, accordingly (if they haven't already), investors need to think about how they position portfolios.

    Stephen Miller | 13-03-19 | More
  3. Imputation refunds have to go?

    The idea that imputation refunds are an unfair, expensive rort is gaining acceptance in the community. The Labor proposal is not fair, nor much of a revenue earner. It's not even nuts. It is just wrong.

    Tim Farrelly | 12-03-19 | 5 comments | More
  4. Modern Monetary Nonsense

    The arguments of supporters of Modern Monetary Theory have a grain of truth, but also rest on some fundamental misconceptions and have unpredictable, potentially serious consequences.

    Kenneth Rogoff | 11-03-19 | More
  5. Physical impacts of climate change

    Climate change is affecting countries, companies, assets and communities in a variety of ways. Good stewardship of client assets requires investors to consider these issues.

    Colonial First State Global Asset Management | 05-03-19 | More
  6. A mixed economic bag in 2019

    There may be enough positive factors to make this a relatively decent - albeit mediocre - year for the global economy. But a global growth-stall and sharp market downturn could come in 2020.

    Nouriel Roubini | 01-03-19 | More
  7. Research Review: The cost of misbehaviour and passive investing

    Two recent papers provide timely insights on the market impact of behaviour that is detrimental to corporate reputation, and the impact of ever-growing passive investing on behaviour within organisations.

    Ron Bird | 27-02-19 | 1.00 CE | More
  8. Shareholders? Who needs them?

    The former head of the Australian Stock Exchange recommends that dividend imputation should be abolished?

    Tim Farrelly | 06-02-19 | 2 comments | More
  9. Whither the Chinese consumer?

    For most of the past decade, the growing spending power of China’s expanding middle class has fueled the global economy. Not so anymore.

    Jim O'Neill | 04-02-19 | More
  10. Managing currency exposures

    Australian investors have a different perspective on foreign currency to investors elsewhere in the world, and this should be reflected in how local portfolios are built.

    State Street Global Advisors | 01-02-19 | 1.00 CE | More
  11. Risks to the global economy in 2019

    Over the course of this year and next, the biggest economic risks will emerge in those areas where investors think recent patterns are unlikely to change.

    Kenneth Rogoff | 15-01-19 | More
  12. The volatility of profit margins

    Cyclical volatility in earnings has increased dramatically since the 1980s. The recent Apple profit warning is an excellent case in point.

    Robert Gay | 14-01-19 | More