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Economic and market update

May 2024

Which key events have been driving markets? Read this article by MLC Asset Management's Senior Economist Bob Cunneen to find out.

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AI: what does it mean for investing?

20 May 2024

We examine the implications of AI on investing, its current applications, the pros and cons, and what the future holds for AI in financial services.

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Choosing how your super's invested

20 May 2024

In this article, we look at the different investment options available through super including some of their benefits as well as things to consider.

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Diversifying investments: why it's important

20 May 2024

We outline why diversification is so important for investors, and how it can help to mitigate risks while maximising opportunities.

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A note from Dan

14 May 2024

The investment industry has been a fulsome technology adopter and so all investment management companies can be expected to leverage AI to a greater or lesser extent.

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6 things to consider before investing

23 February 2024

Investing your money may be one of the most effective ways to help you build long-term wealth. Here are some things to consider before investing.

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2023 calendar year in review

January 2024

After the astonishing highs set in 2022, global inflation pressures are finally cooling. The painful squeeze of inflation and rapid rises in interest rates has been very intense for borrowers. Global share markets delivered very strong returns in 2023, reflecting optimism over the promise of ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (AI), lower inflation outcomes and the encouraging resilience of the US economy. MLC Asset Management's Senior Economist Bob Cunneen provides a client-friendly review of what happened in investment markets over calendar year 2023.

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2022-23 financial year in review

July 2023

Consumers are being squeezed by high inflation, rising interest rates and tighter credit. While these intense pressures may cause a global recession in the coming year, global share markets have delivered very strong returns for the last financial year, reflecting hopes that any economic downturn should be brief. MLC Asset Management's Senior Economist Bob Cunneen provides a client-friendly review of what happened in investment markets over the financial year.

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Sharemarkets strong despite cloudy economic picture

July 2023

Steve Gamerov, Head of Diversified Portfolios at MLC Asset Management digs more deeply into the drivers of performance and how the MySuper Growth Portfolio is being positioned for the future.

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A fragile and volatile world

March 2023

Global share markets opened the new year with mild optimism that inflation and interest rate risks were becoming more manageable and economic activity was improving. However, a sequence of financial shocks in March have dented this optimism. MLC's Senior Economist Bob Cunneen explains why we seem to be still living in a fragile and volatile world.

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2022 year in review

January 2023

The global economy is still threatened by high inflation, rising interest rates and the conflict in Ukraine. Global share markets delivered sharp negative returns in 2022 given these prominent risks. The possibility that a global recession occurs in the coming year suggests investors could remain cautious. MLC's Senior Economist Bob Cunneen provides a review of what happened in investment markets over 2022.

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