Interest rate hikes, a cooling economy and technology disruption are all set to hit the Australian banks this year. While the major players have all just reported positive results, the challenges keep growing so are the big 4 banks worthy of consideration?
As rising inflation and interest rates bring an end to the ‘everything boom’, private credit funds may offer capital protection and higher yields for investors.
Inflation is firmly on the rise and looks set to remain high for longer than most investors have experienced in recent memory. We look at how to prepare portfolios for the new world.
Self-managed super funds guided by advisers have re-emerged as a distinct force in the Australian market since the pandemic, driving growth in account numbers, overtaking self-directed SMSFs by new account openings and showing more engagement in their trading than non-advised SMSFs, according to new AUSIEX data.
Recent geopolitical uncertainty has helped strengthen mining, energy and commodity stocks already enjoying a post-covid surge but the sudden boom may prove longer-lasting than many expect as decarbonisation pressures grow.
The pandemic has sped up the digital transformation of the economy, boosting the scale of data being produced while leading to a surge in the focus on healthcare, creating new opportunities in digital healthcare providers.
Australia’s real estate investment trusts have weathered a volatile time since the pandemic storm hit but the asset has proved its resilience and new opportunities are emerging.