Global Economy

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Global Econonic Outlook

SFP Investment Outlook Q&A - February 2022

SFP investment outlook Q&A - February 2022

(Reading time: 7 - 14 minutes)

Key points

  • Inflation will likely slow later this year but remain well above pre-pandemic levels over the medium term.
7 key charts for investors to watch in 2021

Seven key charts for investors to watch regarding the global economy and investment markets this year

(Reading time: 5 - 9 minutes)

Key points

  • Shares are at risk of a short-term correction or consolidation, but investment markets should provide solid returns this year on the back of continuing economic recovery and low interest rates.
Market update

From goldilocks to taper tantrum 2.0

(Reading time: 5 - 10 minutes)

...a bit of turbulence hits markets. 3 reasons not to be fussed - following are some key points:

  • Central banks beyond the US are edging towards an exit from easy money. This is likely to cause bouts of volatility in shares and a rising trend in bond yields.
World Economy

What’s Really Going on in the World Economically

(Reading time: 1 - 2 minutes)

...Without the Bullshit

The Global Financial World has had a lot going on over recent years. Ever since the Global Financial Crisis, interest in the economic situation has peaked among the general public, although it is easy to get lost in the financial jargon.

Bear Market Territory

Shares hitting bear market territory

(Reading time: 5 - 9 minutes)

The fear of fear itself or something more fundamental? Following are some key points:

  • The malaise in financial markets is continuing with Australian shares now joining Europe, Japan and emerging markets in a bear market.