Wall street’s confidence stirred but not completely shaken

Published: April 16, 2018

10 April 2018  Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist, NAB Asset Management                               US shares vs Sentix investor confidence                           Sources: Federal Reserve, St Louis and Datastream   […]

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Women get frank about finance

Published: April 13, 2018

More than half of Australian women feel in control of their finances, but many are concerned about their savings and are missing out on valuable opportunities to boost their superannuation, according to new research released by MLC. The all-female study revealed just 57 per cent of women across the country feel in control of their […]

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A Will isn’t always the only way

Published: April 9, 2018

You would have heard the saying ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’. This statement is usually used to encourage people who are losing enthusiasm for a task or goal. But it also reflects the way many people feel about estate planning. They think that so long as you have a Will, you have a […]

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CHART OF THE WEEK: A SHOPPING LIST OF REASONS FOR AUSTRALIA’S SOFT RETAIL SPENDING

Published: April 9, 2018

4 April 2018 Bob Cunneen, Senior Economist and Portfolio Specialist, NAB Asset Management Australian nominal retail spending Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics   Australian retail spending has struggled over recent years. For the year to February 2018, retail spending only increased by 3% (black line). This is soft spending growth compared to the average 4% […]

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Monetary Policy Decision – Statement by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor, April 2018

Published: April 3, 2018

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economy has strengthened over the past year. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. The Chinese economy continues to grow solidly, with the authorities paying increased attention to the […]

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March Economic update with Bob Cunneen

Published: March 15, 2018

Which key events have been driving markets? Watch this video of MLC’s Senior Economist Bob Cunneen in discussion with Head of Investment Communications Jason Hazell. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh2

Millions of multiple super accounts erode savings

Published: March 14, 2018

One of the simplest ways to make your retirement savings more efficient and less costly is to get rid of needless multiple super accounts. The vast majority of super fund members with multiple accounts unnecessarily pay multiple sets of fund administration fees and insurance premiums. These extra costs compound over time to eat away at […]

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