It seems we’ve come out of the investment darkness of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-9. We’ve seen our clients enjoy investment returns of around 15% on Balanced funds for 2013 following a positive result in 2012 as well.
Our research and observations are that 2014 will continue this trend, albeit at slightly lower levels. In the latest Oliver’s Insights, Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP in a succinct dot point analysis outlines the key points for the year ahead:
- Thanks to improving growth and very easy monetary conditions, 2014 is likely to be another year of good returns for investors, albeit a bit slower than in 2013.
- Watch global business conditions indicators, wages growth in the US, European bond yields, Chinese lending growth and Australian consumer related indicators.
- Australian growth is likely to pick up a bit thanks to stronger housing investment and consumer spending.
- Right now the investment cycle is still moving away from cash and bonds in favour of equities and growth assets.
One of our New Year’s resolutions at Muirfield Financial Services is to explore new ways to deliver information and news to you in this era of technological advancement.
Our first foray is the video put together by Tamara to outline her fantastic work with our clients. Please take the time to view the video and we encourage you to provide feedback on this new format.
Hello 2014 – behave yourself!