It certainly can't have escaped your notice that the shares in the top companies of Australia and the world got hit mighty hard last year. The extreme volatility has dominated the news headlines, adding fuel to the post Covid uncertainty.
Higher medium return potential (assuming inflation is tamed)...
- The fall in bond and share values and rise in their investment yields on the back of higher inflation has seen our medium term (5 to 10 year) return projections for a diversified mix of assets rise to around 6.8% pa.
What is the essence of successful long-term equity investing? It’s embedded in the right focus – on things we can control and things that matter. It means basing our investment policy on our financial plan as distinctly opposed to a view of the economy, the markets and the daily noise surrounding them.
- Successful investing can be really difficult in times of uncertainty like now making it important to stay
Mainstream and financial media keep presenting us daily with the ever-present worry list surrounding investment markets that relates to economic activity, profits, interest rates, politics, etc. Or by the perennial predictions of an imminent crash.
But unlikely to be enough to justify rate hikes until 2019
- The Australian economy grew 2.4% through 2017, good but well below potential given high population growth.