Financial System

Make no mistake, the financial system is unravelling. Much of it is out of your control, but there is hope.

The drawn out Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry uncovered many issues within our financial system in Australia. Ongoing issues regarding conflicts of interest, predatory behaviour and exploitative practices of professionals within our financial system have demonstrated the intricacies of the system itself.

Meanwhile, record low interest rates have pushed many Australian retirees reliant on interest for income to seek out higher-returning, riskier investments. This has helped to drive up asset prices, but has also built more risk into the financial system.

Here at Money Morning, we can help to show you how to take back control of your own wealth and investments from the financial system.

Understanding the inner-workings of our financial system could help you build your wealth, and protect yourself in the event of an economic downturn internationally or at home.

We don’t claim to have all the answers here at Money Morning, but we will always try to let you know which factors are likely to affect your wealth the most. And provide you with informed suggestions as to which investments could best shelter and grow your wealth in these turbulent times.

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Why You Should Ignore JPMorgan’s Doomsday Prediction

How bad will the next crisis be? JPMorgan Chase & Co. has an idea. ‘A decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers sparked a plunge in markets and a raft of emergency measures, strategists at the bank have created a model aimed at gauging the timing and severity of the next financial crisis. And they reckon investors should pencil it in for 2020.

Why Morrison Won’t Bring Energy Costs Down

About 10 years ago, Australia made the decision to develop a LNG export industry. Multinational oil and gas companies invested $70 billion to build a number of LNG export terminals on Gladstone Island, in Queensland.

Why We Still Need the Bad Banks

And the people offering these services and technologies are, for the most part, start-ups. These are ambitious companies trying to stay at the cutting edge of new finance. It’s fantastic for consumers. We now have more options than ever before.

Turkey’s Crisis Could Cause Domino Effect

This week however, Turkey is at the forefront of economic minds everywhere. While the US dollar has strengthened this year, the Turkish lira has dropped dramatically. In fact, ABC News reports that it has dropped roughly 40% against the US dollar.
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