Author: Alex Cathcart
alex Why is global growth so low?

What will it take to kick-start significant growth in the global economy? Alex Cathcart explores potential reasons for slow growth and what this means for QSuper’s portfolio.

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Building reflection Market update: Outlook and portfolio positioning

Our view of the world and the valuations of the assets we hold both drive our investment decision making. Here Alex Cathcart provides an update on our global economic outlook.

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ASX digital board with stocks listed in red and green Markets driven by improving sentiment

Markets were driven by improving risk sentiment and supportive central banks over April while growth forecasts continue to remain positive but low.

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A close-up of digital board with a column for numbers, green arrows in the middle, and other numbers with plus signs Markets driven by improving economic data over March

Market moves over March were driven by improving global economic data and a tendency by central banks to ease monetary policy.

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alex Global growth report card 2015

Global growth slowed over 2015. Here we discuss the key drivers and take a look at the emerging growth picture over the remainder of 2016.

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China flag 2016: all eyes on China, Fed

Recent market volatility highlighted a number of concerns to the outlook for 2016, notably China’s growth slowdown and the future path of monetary policy. Alex Cathcart explains more.

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Top view american flag on us dollars background We have Fed rate lift off

This week the US Federal Reserve lifted the target range for its federal funds rate for the first time since June 2006. Here Alex Cathcart explains the decision in more detail.

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alex Market update

We regularly report to our Investment Committee our views of the global economy and markets. Here’s an update on our current thinking.

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alex Market update

Several of our readers have asked for more market updates on this blog. In response we’re sharing with you some of the commentary we regularly provide our Investment Committee.

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alex Comparing annual super investment returns: a word of caution

How much can an annual return figure really tell you? As another financial year comes to an end here’s a word of caution when comparing the performance of super funds.

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