Australia’s Messy 2016 Election

The Australian Federal election has delivered a messy result, suggesting an even more difficult Senate for the Coalition if it is able to form government and the risk of return to minority government.

Read on to find out what this result may mean for the Australian economy in this week’s Oliver’s Insights.

Oliver’s Insights – The Lucky Country Holding Up Pretty Well

In his latest article, Dr. Shane Oliver discusses the performance of Australia’s economy in 2015, and how AMP expects Australia to perform in the year ahead.

The economy grew 3% over 2015 as non-mining activity and export volumes helped offset the slump in mining investments.

Growth is likely to slip back to 2.5% this year, so a further RBA rate cut is still likely, albeit it’s a close call.

Low interest rates, low petrol prices, the boost from the low $A, the improved performance of “low mining” states like NSW and Victoria and the likelihood that the slump in mining investment is getting close to the bottom are reasons not to get too gloomy on Australia and Australian assets.

How emotional investing can affect investment outcomes

What is emotional investing and how can it affect investment outcomes? In this interview, Jeff Rogers delves into the world of emotional investing and provides guidance to help investors avoid some common mistakes.