Much has been made of Australia’s nearly 28 years without a recession. The question now is whether Australia’s luck has run out with housing turning down (and less economic reform in recent times)? While we see a constrained period for Australia as housing turns down, we still don’t see recession (albeit it’s a risk).
- Dividends are great for investors. They augur well for earnings growth, provide a degree of security in uncertain times, are likely to comprise a relatively high proportion of returns going forward and provide a relatively stable source of income.
- Including reinvested dividends, the Australian share market has surpassed its 2007 record high.
- It’s important that dividend imputation is not weakened in Australia to ensure dividends are not taxed twice.
Many investors in 2018, particularly at the end of the year, were worried the global economy was slowing and that it might slide into recession.
Dr Shane Oliver explains why he believes that we won’t see a recession in 2019.
- Successful investing should be simple but increasing rules, regulations, choices and social media are making it anything but. At its core, it is still simple though.
- These five great charts focus on critical aspects of investing: the power of compound interest; the investment cycle; the roller coaster of investor emotion; the wall of worry; & time is on your side when investing.